16 January 2017

A Few Facts About Botox You Should Know

By Juanita Swindell

Confused about Botox, what it does and whether or not it is safe to use? That's not surprising. There are several myths out there about Botox, many of them entirely untrue. Unfortunately with a lot of emphasis on the adverse effects of this procedure, many people are looking for the real facts about Botox.

In order to dispel the myths, here are a few things you should know about Botox:

• Botox is in derived from Clostridium botulinum. This is a naturally found organism that is inactive and non-toxic. It can be found in the natural environment, most in the sediments of streams, lakes and treated waters, in the forest and in cultivated soils.

• Botox is a safe and effective way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face. It works by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles, thereby paralyzing the muscles.

• It is estimated that more than 6 million treatments are administered every single year, making it one of the most popular cosmetic surgery treatments.

• Botox injections are not painful. The injections are given without any anesthesia. The whole procedure is very quick and painless.

• Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, you may experience some bruising immediately after the procedure but it is only temporary and will diminish over a period of 2 days.

• In addition to treating wrinkles and fine lines Botox is also used to treat muscular disorders, migraines, excessive sweating and certain disorders of the bowel and bladder.

The Botox Procedure

If you are curious to know more about the Botox procedure, here's a step by step explanation about how it is performed and what you can expert in the cosmetic surgeon's clinic:

The Botulinum toxin is usually in powdered form. The powder is diluted in saline water and injected directly into neuromuscular tissue. There is no pain but you may feel a slight pricking sensation.
It takes about 2 to 3 days before you can see the effects of the Botox injection. This is because it takes the toxin approximately 24 to 72 hours to complete its reaction.

Is Botox safe for everyone?

Yes, despite reports to the contrary, it has now been proven that Botox is safe to use. Your cosmetic surgeon will ask you a few questions before administering the Botox to make sure that you meet all of the safety requirements.

Botox is not recommended for pregnant and lactating women or for anyone who is allergic to any of the ingredients used in a Botox injection.

While Botox is a safe and effective way to get rid of wrinkles and lines on the skin, it is important to get it done only by an experienced professional. At True-MD you will find experts who are skilled in this procedure. Call them today for younger-looking, wrinkle-free skin. Also check out our new blog post on Botox.

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