Botox is one of the most popular treatments in the beauty community. Their injections are done by professionals and can have both medical and cosmetic reasons.
The complete name of this treatment is botulinum toxin injections. Botulinum toxins are neurotoxins that affect nerves and cause muscle weakening, and the injected points can’t tense up. These effects are always temporary but can last for several months.
You might get a botulinum toxin injection for cosmetic or medical reasons. Healthcare providers inject small amounts of Botox into specific muscles to smooth wrinkles, prevent migraine headaches, and treat many other health conditions. They also treat conditions such as neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), an overactive bladder, and a lazy eye.
For beauty purposes, it can be used for anti-aging benefits, such as Botox brow lift, Botox under the eyes, on the forehead, and others. Botox treatment has been used for decades in the medical industry, and although most people don’t feel much discomfort during the procedure, there are cases that the skin can be numbed beforehand.
When looking for a place to get it done, search for a provider of board-certified dermatologists and plastic surgeons. It is safer because these physicians are experts in facial anatomy. Their training is more comprehensive than a weekend course, as is the case for many other types of physicians or non physician injectors.
In conclusion, Botox is generally safe when administered by a licensed healthcare provider. It can be very effective in improving facial skin appearance, as these injections help reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.
About the Author: MSci Maísa Melo is a Pharmacist and a current PhD student in cosmetic technology, from São Paulo, Brazil. She has earned her master’s degree from the University of São Paulo and has been involved with the development, stability, safety and efficacy of cosmetics since 2013. She has specialized in the clinical efficacy of cosmetics by biophysical and skin imaging techniques as well as the use of alternative models to animal testing. Her research work has been published in several scientific journals and book chapters from the field.