Even though Botox has been around for decades there is still a certain mystery or disbelief when it comes to this ‘magic potion’.
Though this is such as widely used solution people still believe false truths that can potentially lead to dangerous situations. To clear things up we’ve put together a list of Botox most common questions.
Where Did Botox Come From?
Botulinum Toxin was first trialled as a cure for twitching muscles around the eyes (blepharospasm) it was only when we noticed a diminishing in the lines around the eye that the idea to use it for cosmetic purposes came about.
Today Botox is the drug of 1000 uses from excessing sweating to pain and they are even testing it for depression!
How Does Botox Work?
Botox® or Botulinum Toxin blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles where it is injected. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes current wrinkles to relax and soften. Wrinkles and lines are caused by movement so preventing movement of the muscles eases off current wrinkles as well as well as preventing future ones.
Does Botox Work Right Away?
Depending on where it is injected Botox® will kick in at different times for different people. Many people will start feeling the effects with 72 hours but it won’t be fully kicked in for up to 2 weeks.
How Long Does Botox® last?
There are other types of anti-wrinkle injection or Botulinum Toxin that may last shorter lengths. The original Botox® by Allergan in Ireland lasts from 3 – 4 months. Though this may differ from the individual.
Who Can Inject Botox®?
Only a Medical Doctor or Dentist can inject Botox®.
When I start Botox® Can I Stop?
Of course! Botox simply stops the ageing of the muscles and wears of gradually. If you decided to stop getting your treatments for any reason you will simply continue ageing naturally. Botox® can sometimes have the effect of training some muscles not to move thereby preventing lines even after you have stopped treatment.
Where Can Botox® Be Used?
Botox has become one of the worlds most used drugs with many uses and it is continuingly being researched for more and more;
- Excessive sweating
- Muscles Spasms
- Joint Pain
- Crossed Eyes
Other uses that are currently being tested are for depression, painful sex, and premature ejaculation.
Will I Look Frozen With Botox®?
We’ve all see the faces that can’t move, however, this is Botox® gone wrong. This usually happens with a bad injector or simply too much solution used. Go to a doctor who promotes a natural look to avoid noticeable treatments.
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