Botox is a popular procedure to eliminate facial wrinkles and give it a fresher and more youthful look. It is made from botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes muscles without the lethal effects of botulinum toxin. Healthcare providers inject small amounts of Botox into specific muscles to smooth wrinkles, prevent migraines and treat a wide range of other health conditions. While Botox is generally safe for general use, there are certain people who should not use it.
Those who should not use Botox include pregnant or breastfeeding women, people with neuromuscular disorders, and people with neurological diseases. People with respiratory conditions such as asthma or emphysema are also advised not to use Botox for similar reasons. If you have poor general health, your skin is very thick, or you have muscle weakness at the proposed injection site, you may not be a good candidate for Botox. Most side effects are usually temporary and should go away within a few days.
To avoid sweating, it is best to avoid using saunas, sunbathing or other heat exposure for 24 hours after receiving Botox. Three to six months after Botox therapy, toxins disappear and muscles regain movement. As a result, wrinkles return and problems such as migraines and sweating may resume. To maintain the results, you can choose to receive more Botox injections. Before getting your Botox shots, it's best to call your doctor to make sure you are not at risk by receiving them.
The best candidates for Botox treatments are people who are physically healthy, without a history of neuromuscular diseases (such as multiple sclerosis or myasthenia gravis), who are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and who are at least 18 years old. Ask your primary care doctor for a referral or find a doctor who specializes in your condition and who has experience administering Botox treatments. Botox manufacturers use a very small amount of botulinum toxin to produce the Botox cosmetic, which can temporarily paralyze muscles without the lethal effects of botulinum toxin. Dermal fillers are made from other natural or synthetic materials, such as collagen, hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite. Botox injections prevent nerves from releasing acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter that controls muscle contractions. In conclusion, while Botox is generally safe for general use and can be used to treat a variety of disorders, some people may be at risk by receiving Botox injections.
The best candidates for Botox treatments are people who are physically healthy, without a history of neuromuscular diseases (such as multiple sclerosis or myasthenia gravis), who are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and who are at least 18 years old.