Botox Neurotoxin: Can Botox Have Dangerous Side Effects?

The neurotoxin, Botox is a substance containing the botulinum toxin. Botox is recently one of the most popular means of decreasing the appearance of wrinkles in the cosmetic industry.

The procedure itself is not too painful; most people feel just a little discomfort at the time of the injection. The Botox injection treatment only takes a few minutes; the paralyzing, wrinkle reducing effect of Botox occurs after 2-5 days and lasts for about 2 to 3 months, and sometimes beyond that for some people. The average recovery time after the Botox injection is 24-48 hours. There are very few restrictions for people who have the Botox injection procedure; they are cautioned not to rub the areas around the eyes. There could be leakage of the toxin from the injection site to other areas of the face and neck.

You can have Botox injections throughout your lifetime, if you wish; however, it is not advisable to have this injection of neurotoxin in the same place until your muscle function has returned. Younger adults can, oftentimes, get by with fewer injections than older people who are more prone to wrinkling.

The cost of the procedure may be covered by some insurance companies; you will need to check with them about coverage. However, the cost is in the ballpark of $ 400; the price may vary from clinic to clinic. Do your homework before having Botox injections. Make sure the healthcare professional doing the procedure is licensed to do so. It’s okay to ask for the doctor’s experience in giving these injections. A person who isn’t qualified to give Botox injections could end up causing paralysis of your facial muscles, which might end up with your face appearing deformed.

In some cases, Botox injections can delay the need for cosmetic surgery. For instance, Botox may help to “fix” minor defects around the face and neck areas. Botox may even be able to correct minor defects around the nose. Botox injections are sometimes used to reduce the appearance of protruding ears. Botox may also be used along with laser peels to give a more youthful appearance.

Botox treatments are very popular among men as well as women. It is particularly popular with professional businessmen and business women who feel they must look good to be taken seriously in their careers, because appearance is everything in some industries. Botox can be used to stop sweating. Nothing can be more embarrassing than to sweat profusely in front of clients.

Is there a downside to getting Botox? Some people feel depressed after having Botox injections. It is believed that the inability to express your feelings through your facial expressions may influence how you feel. Non-surgical nose reshaping can smooth bumps without side effects on the facial muscles of the person. The person will be provided with a great career through the use of Botox.

If there are side effects, they are usually minimal for most people. You might feel flu-like symptoms, tenderness at the injection site. Approximately 3 percent of the people treated with Botox injections may develop droopy eyelids. There may be some muscle weakness in about 2 percent of the people injected. More than 10 percent of the people who undergo Botox injections experience headache, neck pain and respiratory infections. More serious side effects are possible in people who may be extra sensitive to Botox.

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