Botox® is the brand name for botulinum toxin, a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, and it is frequently used for medical and cosmetic purposes. This bacterium can cause a potentially lethal food poisoning known as botulism. Since Botox is actually a neurotoxic protein, it is used in cosmetics to temporarily paralyze muscles thus preventing wrinkles. Botox injections are used in facial rejuvenating treatment as they are very efficient and can be quickly administered. It’s of vital importance that only experienced doctors administer Botox injections.
When it comes to commercial use, there are two types of this neurotoxic protein: botuilnum toxin A and botulinum toxin B. It has been established that the more you move your muscles, the bigger the wrinkles are. Botox® is used to make facial muscles relax, which leads to temporary disappearance of wrinkles. The Botox® filler is very efficient in treating wrinkles between the eyebrows caused by frowning, fine wrinkles in the corners of the eyes or the horizontal lines on the forehead. When it comes to wrinkle removal, the effects usually last from 4 to 6 months, but according to certain reports it can sometimes last up to 12 months depending on the issue that is treated. According to certain research, Botox® also prevents wrinkles.
What is Botox® used for?
In addition to wrinkle removal, botulinum toxin is also used for treating aesthetic and medical purposes such as:
- Lazy eye
This disorder characterized in poor eyes coordination is caused by an imbalance of the muscles that control eye position.
This condition is characterized in excessive sweating in normal circumstances.
- Chronic migraines
Botox® injections can relieve chronic migraines and reduce their frequency.
- Bladder issues
Botox® injections can be helpful in dealing with the problem of urinary incontinence.
- Cervical dystonia
Injecting Botox® can reduce the pain and discomfort caused by this unpleasant neurological condition that is characterized by involuntary contractions of neck muscles.
Botox® Results and Risks
Results of Botox® start to show a few days after it has been administered. Still, it all depends on what problem is being treated. Sometimes the first treatment solves the problem only partially and some patients need to receive one or two more sets of injections in order for the desired effect to take place. After the effects of Botox® wear out the procedure has to be repeated two or three times during the first year and after that two or three times a year. It’s important to say that not everybody respond the same way to the treatment, so that some people need more injections than the others. Botox® fillers are among the most popular procedures for removing wrinkles. They are easily administered and there are very few side effects such as bruising and swelling of the injection site, while in certain cases a headache is possible. All those issues are resolved within 48 hours and they are considered a normal part of the process.
Our clinic offers the best Botox® treatment administered by the experienced beauty specialists who will make sure that the procedure and recovery go smoothly. Botox® injections should not be received in case of pregnancy and breastfeeding as potential effects on the baby are unknown.