Not such a terrible botox as they paint it
Botulinum toxin, a substance produced by botulism bacteria, is widely used in many branches of medicine, including the treatment of muscle contractures, strabismus or ticks. In aesthetic medicine botox began to be used in the 80s of the 20th century and since then his career has not lost momentum. It is most often used to smooth wrinkles.
Myths about botox
Botox opponents often claim that after administration of botulinum toxin, the face loses its natural facial expression and looks artificial. In fact, people who will benefit from botox injection are usually so happy that they want to repeat the treatment. Botulinum toxin in the hands of an experienced specialist is completely safe.
Unfortunately, the effects of botox do not last till the end of life. Most treatments are repeated every 6 months, because the effect of botulinum toxin gradually disappears. However, it is not true that.... botox is addictive. There is no obligation to regularly sharpen selected areas of the face. What is more - the skin after the application of the preparation, but not repeated treatment, still looks younger and is more firm. She does not work so intensively for several months, which is why her condition is better.
Contrary to frequently repeated opinions, the treatment is not painful. A small amount of toxin is injected with a thin needle at a specific location. As a result, at most a slight bruising can occur, which disappears after a few days.
Not only wrinkles, or how botox works
Injection of botulinum toxin causes blockages between the nerve endings and the innervated muscles. Small fragments of the skin are immobilized and the muscles in a given area of the face are less able to shrink, which results in smoothing wrinkles. The skin looks natural, younger and relaxed. Botox is most commonly used in this way around the mouth, eyes (around the so-called "crow's feet"), between the eyebrows and on the forehead.
Botulinum toxin is also often used to remove the effect of drooping corners of the mouth, to fight bruxism, a condition manifested by grinding teeth, as well as to treat hyperhidrosis (botox is injected directly into the armpits or into other selected areas, thus inhibiting the action of nerves connected by glands of external secretion).