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Botox Treatments – Botox Injections Side Effects and Safety
By Tiffany Moore
Botox injections are getting increasingly popular with both men and women who want
to look young and beautiful. The reason is very simple. Botox magically reduces and
eliminates visible signs of aging considerably, and not to mention, another huge
plus – no recovery time is needed.
By having a few botox injections in the upper face, forehead wrinkles and frown lines
between the eyebrows disappear, and crows feet at the sides of the eyes are removed
Botox (Botulinum toxin type A) is a quick and simple FDA-approved non-invasive procedure.
It works by paralyzing the muscles where it is injected and stops them from pulling
the skin, causing fine lines. In about 2 to 7 days after the injections, the fine
lines and wrinkles that are normally caused by certain facial expressions start to
disappear gradually. As a result, your skin begins to look youthfully smooth and
Generally speaking, no anesthesia is required during the treatment, but your doctor
may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream before injecting.
There is no post-injection discomfort or swelling, although some patients may compare
the sensation to a pin prick at the injection.
The benefits of botox treatment will not stay forever. Its amazing skin-smoothing
and age-reversing effects usually last anywhere from 3 to 6 months, and you need
to maintain it with repeated injections, every 4 to 6 months.
That said, a small number of people develop neutralizing antibodies to botox injections
after continued use, which results in the treatment no longer being effective.
There is no doubt that botox works but the big question remains – are botox injections
without side effects?
Are Botox Injections Safe?
Botox has already been used since the 70s and are relatively safe when administered
by a trained medical professional. As with all treatments, there are some side effects
associated with botox, but most of these are mild and temporary.
Pain, tenderness and bruising are common side effects, and some people experience
a mild headache, nausea or flu-like symptoms after botox injections. Botox injections
on the face may also cause temporary drooping eyelids.
You should let your doctor know if you feel something that just does not seem right
after the botox injections. He or she will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
Not everyone is a good candidate for botox treatments. They are not recommended for
people with certain rare neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or
Lambert-Eaton syndrome. Also, botox therapy should not be used if you are pregnant
or breast feeding.
Premature forehead furrows and fine lines can add years to your face. Find out what
is good for forehead wrinkles, the options available to smooth fine lines naturally
without botox and get rid of frown lines on forehead.