Returning youth and beauty, popular, without surgery. Should you completely trust Botox?
What is Botox?
Botox is a purified natural protein that, in minimal doses, relaxes overactive muscles that cause frown lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. Botox has been in use for over 10 years. Currently, the drug is approved by the FDA as Botox for the temporary treatment of folds between the eyebrows, forehead, and around the eyes in patients aged 18 to 65 years. Some women adore him, believe, love. Others are suspicious, fearing that Botox may cause a radical change in appearance, negatively affect the skin of the face, or be less effective. With the time the search for optimal injection techniques began, the technology of the therapeutic procedure using Botox has stepped far forward. Today, professional clinics treat each client individually. Therefore, it can be argued that Botox 50 units are the most effective procedure in aesthetic medicine. However, as with any highly effective drug, there is a train of various prejudices coiling about this drug.
Many women believe that next the introduction of Botox, the face may lose mobility and will resemble a mask.
It depends on the amount of injected drug and the client’s wishes. At a consultation appointment, when planning a procedure for a botox injection, an expert specialist and professional is always interested in what effect the client wants to achieve. What some perceive as a mask, others may see as a wonderful maximum effect of eliminating all wrinkles. In reputable clinics, the doctor, together with the patient, plans the date of Botox. At the same time, it determines the minimum and maximum dose individually, depending on the amount and severity of lines, age, facial expressions, various skin characteristics, and other factors. It is now often proposed to correct wrinkles with Botox in two stages.
At the first, the client’s minimum dose of botulinum toxin is injected. After 10-14 days, if necessary, you can still add the drug to any zones. In this case, the patient can feel the desired effect. Nowadays, clients more and more often want to leave the mobility of the facial muscles and therefore the mask feeling is not achieved. In any case, even if you and the doctor did not understand each other and at the stage of counseling, the nuances of facial expressions were not discussed, you should be afraid. Even the most pronounced effect of the mask lasts no more than a month and can be eliminated, if desired, using fairly simple and affordable cosmetic methods.
Is it dangerous?
It is believed that doing Botox injections is dangerous due to the toxicity of the drug.
Botox is characterized by absolute biodegradability (complete elimination from the body) and the absence of systemic toxicity when given subcutaneously. The drug acts exclusively at the injection site, without affecting the body as a whole. This guarantees its safety. Around the world, cases of allergic reactions are not described very often, but people continue to use them. Every dermatologist and allergist meets with this thousand of times in his practice. If we talk about contraindications, then here they are minimal:
- these are myasthenia gravis (severe muscle weakness) and myasthenic syndrome;
- bleeding disorders;
- inflammation at the injection site.