Know Everything About BOTOX Cosmetic- Uses, Side Effects & More…

Tanuja Bisht

, Health A2Z

From many years doctors are using Botox cosmetic for the treatment of wrinkles and facial creases. BOTOX is toxin produced by the bacterium, known as Clostridium botulinum.


BOTOX Cosmetic basically provides a quick and effective remedy for the facial wrinkles and lines that are produced by age, stress, and environmental factors, even it may impact on a younger person’s face.


Normally, the skin treatment is through the BOTOX injection that helps in smoothing of frown lines on the forehead, at the base of the nose, and between the eyes.


With the help of the BOTOX Cosmetic, derived from botulinum toxin, treats the wrinkles at the corners of the eyes by fading or disappearing them for a more youthful and vital facial appearance.




How Does the BOTOX Cosmetic Treatment Works?

The BOTOX comes from the Botulinum toxin that belongs class of medications known as neuromuscular paralytic agents.


The treatment firstly blocks the nerves which are responsible for the muscle activity on the face. For cosmetic purposes, it can be used to smooth out the facial wrinkles and lines like those that form between the eyebrows, around the eyes, and on the forehead.


It gives skin a smoother appearance by relaxing the facial muscles in the area where the toxin was injected.


Doctors may have suggested this treatment for conditions like facial treatment. Before receiving this treatment always consult your doctor.




How Is a Botox Cosmetic Procedure Done?

Getting Botox Cosmetic treatment only takes a few minutes as well as does not require anesthesia during the process.


The Botox is directly injected into the specific muscles with the help of a fine needle.


It usually takes 4 to 7 days to take full effect, and it is best to avoid alcohol beginning at least one week before all the procedure.


The person should also stop taking medications including aspirin and anti-inflammatory for at least two weeks before the treatment to reduce bruising.




What are the Possible Side-Effects of Botox Cosmetic?

Like many other medications, this particular treatment can also cause side effects. Basically, a side effect is an unwanted or undesired response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses.


Its side effects can be mild or severe, on temporary or permanent bases. Its side effects may not be experienced by everyone who takes this medication. But if someone wants to take the treatment he should always discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with his/her doctor.


Following are some side effects faced by people;

  • Face pain
  • A headache
  • Drooping of the upper eyelid
  • Muscle weakness at the injection site
  • Pain, tenderness, burning, swelling, or stinging at the injection site
  • Nausea
  • Redness of the skin
  • The tightness of the skin


Although most of the side effects don’t happen very often such as,

  • Burning or prickling sensation
  • Facial paralysis
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
  • Itchy skin
  • Rash
  • Breathing problems
  • Speech problems
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Symptoms of a heart attack
  • Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction





Although, Botox cosmetic is not a time-consuming process or treatment but should we go for this treatment. Basically, facial wrinkles and lines are the results of stress and tension. We should always try to avoid unnecessary stress and tension through better lifestyle and good food.

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