Is Botox Injections Good or Bad?

Is Botox Injections Good or Bad?

For centuries people have admired beautiful looking people and today is no different. With such an emphasis on beauty it is no great surprise that  people will go to great lengths to keep their beauty and youthful skin as long as they can. One way to continue having younger looking skin is with injections of Botox.

Botox is Boltulinum Toxin Type A, a form of the deadly Botulism. Although extremely dangerous and often fatal in other forms and concentrations the Botox injections appear to be quite safe. Men and  women are willing to do almost anything to remove wrinkles in their skin and others signs of aging. Continuing to look as though you are younger seems to be a common reason for enduring numerous  injections of Botox. Botox is the nickname for bacteria that attacks your muscles, paralyzing them. Since facial muscles are what leads to wrinkles in your skin, Botox is able to reduce their  appearance. However, if you want your skin to be constantly wrinkle-free, you have to get injected with Botox on a regular basis. The effects of Botox just last up to 6 months on average.

Botox injections work because Botox it is a neuro-toxin that paralyses the muscles it is injected into, e.g. zones close to the eyes and forehead , and freezing the movement in those areas. Because Botox injections are not long-term and work by only temporarily paralyzing muscles, repeat Botox treatments are needed. When Botox shots or Botox creams are used, there may be some puffiness and numbness close to the region that was treated, but this is quite normal and the consequences are comparatively  short lived.

Botox has been alluring many women for which they wish to know about any probable bad effects of Botox. Should anyone really be worried about Botox? To  understand in details you have to know a bit more about Botox: – the study and research of the Botox started during 1820 when Dr. Justinus Kerner, a doctor from Germany want to know the reason for demise of  individuals that died from food poisoning. The doctor uncovered that botulism was the main food poisoning factor behind it. Gradually the research carried on and it was found that botulinum toxin has several associated  strains among which F, E, B and A, and these four can be the cause of death of human beings. As luck would have it, there are couple of Botox side effects and despite the fact that a neuro-toxin is used to create the  anti-aging effect, it is still a safe treatment

For individuals who suffer with acne, scarring, Botox injections are used to help alleviate the effects or to help soften old skin. There aren’t many celebrities that haven’t had a Botox injection to make themselves look more youthful. Generally, men normally choose less-invasive surgeries such as Botox injections, collagen injections, chemical peels and microdermabrasion for instance. There are various tips on keeping your skin looking fresh and beautiful without injections. For example, smoking cigarettes has been proven to cause more wrinkles and a leathery type feel to your skin, so quit smoking! Other things you can do to keep your wrinkles to a minimum is using moisturizer, keeping healthy, exercise, proper diet and plenty of water. Water alone can increase the youthful appearance of skin. Taking good care of your body will result in less wrinkles and good looking skin.

Skin surface peels are another Botox alternative wherein chemicals used, such as dermabrasion, trichloracetic acid,  laser peels, and strong phenol peels, that peels the outer dermis of your skin. This kind of treatment is also reliable though this is an expensive option. Aside from this, recovery and healing after surgery/peels may take a long time. Scarring or having an uneven skin colors may be another consequence you have to suffer after operation/peels.

Marketing and advertisement gradually made the botulinum famous with the name “Botox” that spread like fire and captured the hearts of many. The effectiveness was much talked about that it’s disadvantages were almost forgotten.

There have been reported side effects to Botox injections ; among them flu-like symptoms, pain and redness at the injected areas, and sometimes drooping muscle(s)  at the injected site. Despite FDA approval, Botox injections are now labeled with a black box carrying a warning of potential life threatening complications if the toxin extends farther than the injection site. You should keep in mind, never take any other medication like aspirin to avoid bruising your skin. Nevertheless, always remember that all medical treatments involve some risks. Risks are little when you take Botox injection.

Botox is a great way for a woman to look several years younger without having to undergo the invasive procedures of a facelift. With a facelift,  the individual may see scarring and bruises from a couple of weeks to months. With Botox, you never have to go under the knife and you can see results in as little as an hour! There is  minimal pain at the injection site and the process is so easy that many people do it on their lunch breaks. A big concern among women is whether or not their facial expressions are  going to look natural. You don’t want a procedure that is going to make you so “artificial”, or freeze your muscles so much that you can’t express yourself correctly. A good and skillful doctor will make it look very natural. This is one of  the best benefits to the procedure.

It’s advisable go into any cosmetic procedure with a clear idea of what will happen to you. Being mentally prepared will make you more relaxed. Whether you go to the doctor’s office to get Botox, or have a medical professional come to your home, the procedure will be basically the same. The injection site will be cleaned before any needles are used. Next, the doctor will inject the Botox solution. Then he or she will instruct you on post-procedure protocol.

There are a few costs to Botox that are not generally known: primary among these is the short-term results. Plus, you would need to include the cost of subsequent treatments to sustain the initial effects. You can seek advice from your doctor on a suitable dosage to reduce your wrinkles, as well as the number of repeated treatments to keep up your preferred effects.

Whatever your age, the amount of wrinkles varies among people, just as the desire for treatments to eliminate wrinkles varies. Whether you choose to look into getting Botox injections or try other things to  lessen the appearance of wrinkles, make sure you research your options completely..

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Posted in Botox on Jul 18th, 2011, 2:04 pm by plastic_surgery_world   

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