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Botox Cosmetic Treatment

Botox: The No-Surgeon Solution to Wrinkles

Despite the fact that Botox is a toxin it's been safely and widely used by ophthalmologists for more than ten years. Botox has been used for wrinkle treatment since the early 1990's and no serious side effects have been documented.

Botox works by relaxing the muscles that create the wrinkles and that way lessening the appearance of frown lines, crow's feet or laugh lines. Botox is injected in the muscle and after the Botox injection you'll no longer be able to frown, eliminating the lines created by frowning. Botox eliminates the wrinkles that appear because of facial muscle overuse; it's a protein toxin produced by clostridium botulinum bacteria.

Botox has been regarded by many as “the ultimate fountain of youth”; Botox injections are more popular than breast enhancement and are probably the next blockbuster. More than 1.6 million patients received Botox injections in 2001 with almost 50% increase over 2000. According the ASAPS, Botox injections are the fastest-growing cosmetic procedure.

In order to work, a small amount of Botox is injected in the muscles that create the wrinkles. The Botox toxin works by inactivating those muscles and in that way causing the wrinkles to disappear or diminish a lot.

The Botox treatment lasts three to six months and it's quite quick to take. After the effect disappears you can return for a follow-up injection. It's been reported that after a number of injections the effect lasts longer and it might last several months.

One common complication is a slight and temporary drooping of the eyelid. Because Botox is used in very small amounts and it doesn't spread in the body you won't have to wait for any healing; you'll be able to return to full activity immediately.

Although Botox can be used by a lot of people — almost anyone — the breastfeeding or patients who are pregnant or have a neurological disease should not use it.

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