Botox is a potent neurotoxin commonly known as ‘botulinum toxin’. This toxin is produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria which is present in an inactive state in the environment. As from its name, this toxin is associated with respiratory illnesses and is strong enough to cause death by disrupting the nervous system functions resulting in muscle paralysis. However, when used correctly in small diluted concentrations, it acts as a beneficial therapeutic protein and can be used for human advantage. Botox injections are quite different from facial fillers and the treatment works by blocking the acetylcholine neurotransmitter, which is responsible for muscle contraction, giving non-permanent muscle relaxation and reduced stiffness. Thus the treatment helps to achieve smooth skin with reduced dynamic wrinkles. Mainly, the serotype A of botulinum toxin is effective in cosmetic treatments while serotype B has its applications in various medical conditions such as dystonia. Botox is also used to treat migraine, overactive bladder, eye disorders, excessive sweating, and other muscular conditions.
Keeping controversies aside, Botox has numerous benefits that are worth one’s time and money investment. The treatment gives quick results within two to three days to enjoy the new beauty lease that will last for 3 to 4 months on average. Botox treats the aging signs as they were never there. The injections will undo the wrinkles and fine lines near the mouth, crow's feet, thin lips, wrinkles on the forehead and other expression lines. Although this treatment works more effectively on the fresh lines, it restores the youthful look regardless of how stubborn the wrinkles are. When Botox is done as a preventive treatment in early or mid-twenties, it might help to slow down the aging signs. Botox is free from anesthesia. Very little or no pain is felt during the treatment as very small and fine needles are used to inject the solution, more commonly on the forehead, between the brows, near the eyes, and around the mouth. Another benefit of Botox is that the procedure takes only a few minutes and the person is good to go for routine activities. One of the biggest advantages of Botox is that it is a non-surgical treatment and has few side effects that are nothing when compared to other surgical interventions.
The results of Botox could be adjusted depending on the needs of the client. It can give both, the natural look and the frozen appearance. Women can wear makeup immediately after the treatment to hide little bruising and red spots. Usually, beauty clinics charge a heavy amount for the cosmetic procedures but Botox is not that expensive as it is charged per area. Lastly, the symptoms after getting Botox are quite minimal and bearable as they go away after a few hours.
The results are quite natural and become visible after the third day of botulinum toxin injection. The dynamic lines, creases around the mouth and other wrinkles disappear to their maximum by the third week. One might experience more open and awake eyes as Botox gives a slight lift to the eyelids as well. However, the results are not permanent as the injected muscles recover gradually after three or four months and require revisiting the clinic. Most common side effects include bruising of the injected area and slight swelling.
Botox is quite helpful and one of the most desired treatments in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Serious complications after getting the treatment are quite rare. The side effects are of mild nature and disappear after a few hours of the procedure. All the controversies that are attached to Botox can only occur when the procedure is done along with repetitive cosmetic surgeries. The complications usually arise when the botulinum toxin is administered in amounts greater than the required dosage. It is important to choose your doctor wisely after deciding to get the treatment.