Botox: What Is It?

Botox is a common drug widely used for its benefits in treating health issues. This drug is made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which is the same toxin that causes a type of food poisoning called botulism. 

Doctors use Botox in small doses to manage health issues, such as:

  • Severe sweating
  • Chronic migraine
  • Temporary ease of wrinkles
  • Overactive bladder

Botox works by weakening or paralyzing specific muscles and nerves. Depending on what you’re treating, Botox can last about 90 to 365 days. 

Even though Botox is a poisonous substance, it’s pretty safe when applied by a professional who uses high quality and proper dose. 

Reducing The Appearance Of Facial Wrinkles

Botox injections are the most popular cosmetic procedure worldwide as they’re used to diminish facial wrinkles’ appearance. 

Usually, Botox is injected in the following areas:

  • Between the eyebrows
  • Around the eyes (crow’s feet)
  • In the forehead
  • At the corners of the mouth
  • In the chin

Who Can Use Botox?

Botox can be used by both men and women older than 18. If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or neurological disease, Botox shouldn’t be applied. 

It’s essential to understand that Botox can be applied as a preventive treatment. Botox can stop facial wrinkles before they emerge. 

Botox’s main job is to slow down the use of muscles and nerves, so it’s recommended to prevent wrinkles, especially in your forehead and glabellar area. 

As mentioned, Botox can be used by anyone 18 or older; usually, people start using this “miraculous treatment” in their late 20s and early 30s. 

The key is to pay attention to your skin and its problems. The best time to start applying Botox injections is when you begin to notice fine lines. 

How Much Botox Should Be Applied?

How much Botox should be applied depends on your skin and goals. The best thing you can do is talk to a professional that could help you identify the areas to inject. If you have fine lines, you can apply enough Botox to prevent profound wrinkles. 

Please consider that applying too much Botox has the opposite effect as it’ll make you look older. When you overuse the substance, it can atrophy your muscles, especially those around your mouth and eyes.  

Finally, keep in mind that Botox is an effective and affordable way to prevent and stop facial wrinkles. It is a safe procedure, and your appointment will last a maximum of 30 minutes. Consult a professional today to see if Botox is right for you. 

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