With developments and innovation in science and technology, most women can now beat their age and look their best, thanks to BOTOX. It is the new miracle drug that is circulating these days and what was considered a privilege for the rich and famous is now within the reach of the common man. Most clinics and beauty salons have BOTOX as part of their range of services.
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What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is the common name for a chemical produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. BOTOX is the brand that has been adopted by most marketers to sell the chemical. It can cause great harm if used uncontrollably in large quantities. Food poisoning or botulism can occur from overuse of this drug. However, extensive research by scientists over the years has resulted in the discovery of ways to use the drug for human well-being.
BOTOX was recently approved by the FDA for use in treating certain conditions caused by the facial muscles. Facial paralysis, uncontrolled eye blinking, etc. can now be treated with BOTOX. It is used in different areas of the face to reduce wrinkles, whether they are frown lines (glabellar lines), laugh lines, crow’s feet, etc.
How is BOTOX administered?
A BOTOX injection takes only a few minutes and does not require anesthesia. Fine needles are used to inject BOTOX into the specific facial muscle causing minimal discomfort. It takes three to seven days for results to begin to show after an injection. It is advisable to stop anti-inflammatory medications at least two weeks before a BOTOX session.