Botox treatment involves injecting very small amounts of the purified toxin into the wrinkles. The effect of Botox is not permanent. The downside of Botox treatment is that it needs repeating every six months or so. Sometimes, a muscle that has been repeatedly injected eventually loses its ability to contract and doesn’t need to be treated anymore. Botox was approved by FDA in USA in the year 2002 for crow’s feet, frown lines and bands on the neck. The effects last anywhere from 3-6 months.
What is Botox?
It’s a sterile vacuum- dried purified botulinum toxin Cornelius lip filler type A, in short it’s a purified protein derived from a bacteria known as clostridium.
This purified form of botulinum A toxin, works wonders by stopping wrinkles where they start. As a result, Botox can keep you looking far younger than your year. Botox works on existing wrinkles and prevents them from deepening. It is most effective on wrinkles that haven’t quite set — “dynamic” wrinkles that appear while you’re moving your face, such as when you frown. “If you don’t move the muscle too much, you won’t form the wrinkle
Side effects of BOTOX
cosmetic doses of botox are much smaller then the therapeutic ones. Botox is best avoided on a pregnant lady though botox is not known to have any ill effects on the mother, but there may be foetal malformations which are yet to be proved. Side effects are possible: headaches, bruising, and pain at the site of injection, and in fewer than 1% of cases, drooping eyelids or eyebrows that return to their natural position within a few months or can be reversed after the use of medication. In cosmetic use, this can result in inappropriate facial expression such as drooping eyelid, double vision, uneven smile, or loss of the ability to close eyes.