The No-Surgeon Solution to Wrinkles
Despite the fact that Botox is a toxin it's been safely and
widely used by ophthamologists for more than ten years. Botox
has been used for for wrinkle treatment since the early 1990's
and no serious side effects have been documented.
Botox works by relaxing the muscles that create the wrinkles and
that way lessening the appearance of frown lines, crow's feet or
laugh lines. Botox is injected in the muscle and after the botox
injection you'll no longer be able to frown, eliminating the
lines created by frowning. Botox eliminates the wrinkles that
appear because of facial muscle overuse, it's a protein toxin
produced by clostridium botulinum bacteria.
Botox has been regarded by many as "the ultimate fountain of
youth", botox injections are more popular than breast
enchancement and are probably the next blockbuster. More than
1.6 million patients received botox injection in 2001 with
almost 50% increase over 2000. According the ASAPS, botox
injections are the fastest-growing cosmetic procedure.
In order to work, a small amount of Botox is injected in the
muscles that create the wrinkles. The botox toxin works by
inactivating those muscles and that way causing the wrinkles to
disappear or diminish a lot.
The botox treatment lasts three to six months and it's quite
quick to take. After the effect dissapears you can return for a
follow-up injection. It's been reported that after a number of
injections the effect lasts longer and it might last several
There is one common complication is a slight and temporary
drooping of the eyelid. Because botox is used in very small
amounts and it doesn't spread in the body you won't have to wait
for any healing, you'll be able to return to full activity
Although botox can be used by a lot of people, almost anyone,
the breastfeeding or patients who are pregnant or have a
neurologic disease should not use botox.
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