Are you looking for a quick fix for your furrowed brow? Botox can diminish those annoying frown lines for you. Like most people, you may have heard that botox is made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that can cause botulism, so you may be concerned about the safety of botox.
How safe is botox
Although botox is made from a harmful neurotoxin, it is actually very safe, as long as it is administered by a licensed medical professional, using the recommended dosage (click here to learn more).
When used for aesthetic purposes, botox is injected in very small doses, and is therefore safe for use. Botox is also used to treat a variety of medical conditions including excessive underarm sweating, migraines, and eye twitching.
Since botox was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002, very few serious adverse effects have been reported, although millions of patients across the world have been treated with the drug.
However, when considering botox treatment, it’s important to discuss possible side-effects with your provider.
How botox works
Botox comes in powder form and is diluted with saline, before being injected into the targeted facial muscle to reduce wrinkles. When injected, botox blocks the transmission of nerve signals to the nearby muscles, and this prevents the injected muscle from contracting. This causes the wrinkles to soften, and prevents the formation of new ones (learn more).
How long does botox last?
Botox is broken down by the body over the following 3-4 months, and when this occurs, motion will return to the treated muscle.
There is typically no downtime after botox, so patients are able to resume normal activities right after treatment.
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