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Learn Some Facts about Botox

Botox is actually ‘Botulinum Toxin”, diluted Botulinum Toxin is injected in the desired area in a small quantity to erase wrinkles. It is a very common and popular non-surgical aesthetic treatment. The use of Botox London by most of the celebrities for younger and ageless look has increased its demand.

What is Botox?

Botox is a purified protein, neurotoxin, it is extracted from a bacterium, and referred to Botulinum Toxin Type A. It has been used in medical treatment for decades. Even as a cosmetic treatment it is being used for a long time but the approval from FDA came in 2002. Later by 2010 other medical treatments by using were approved too.

The procedure

To administer Botox London, very tiny micro needles are used in order to cause the least discomfort. Tiny droplets of Botox are injected in the concerned area, where it works on the upper layer or the skin, smoothing out the wrinkles. Botox also diffuse through pores and sebum producing glands. This gives a pore less appearance and reduce the oily shine on the face.

The desired area is cleaned properly with a non-alcoholic cleanser, then a certified practitioner injects Botox in 4 to 5 areas on each side of the face, the areas might change depending the on the treatment. Topical aesthesia is given to numb the pain.  

The Botox London procedure only takes 15- 30 minutes. The patient is requested to keep lying for a 5 to 10 minutes after treatment to prevent dizziness. After that you should not lay down for few hours.

The result will start to appear in 3 to 10 days, the only precaution is cutting back o alcohol and blood thinning medications.

Possible side effect

Botox is minimally invasive, so it doesn’t cause severe side effects. You will get swelling and sometimes bruising, but it will go away on its own in 24 hours or earlier if you use an ice pack. You might also get headaches which will also go on their own.

Most severe side effect could be drooping eyebrow or drooping eyelid, which only happens if the injector is amateur and unprofessional.

Botox is not recommended for people with neurological disorder or pregnant and breastfeeding ladies.

What can Botox do for you?

Contrary to the common belief, Botox is not only for beautifying your appearance, it can also be used to reduce excessive sweating and to treat migraines.

  1. Botox for treating the excessive sweating issue

The Botox for hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is quite effective, micro needles are used to inject Botox in problem areas, it shrinks pores which in turn reduces sweating.

  1. Botox treatment for migraines or headaches

Botox can also be used to control migraine and chronic headaches; it is proved to be better than all the other treatments for migraine.

The Botox is injected in specific points on the neck, head and shoulders to significantly reduce throbbing pain.

Even though the relief is temporary, still it can be a blessing for the patients of chronic headaches.

  1. Botox treatment for ageing signs

Botox London is well known for treating the signs of ageing including the lines around eyes, frown lines, turkey neck, forehead lines and wrinkles.

A trained practitioner administers Botox carefully in order to prevent total freezing of the facial muscles, therefore leaving a little movement in the muscles to give a more natural and youthful look.

  1. Botox for depression and muscular pain:

Constant research has been going on Botox. Scientists are working on finding cure other than aesthetic to make it more useful for humans.  The Botox treatment for depression and muscular pain is under way, and few clinical researches have proved its efficacy in treating depression related pains and depression. But we still have to wait for its approval as a treatment for depression and muscular pain.