What is Botox, and how does it work?
Botox is the trade name for botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The mechanism of action consists of inhibiting the neurotransmission between the peripheral nerve and the muscular fibers.
Who are the candidates to use Botox?
People aged 18-65 years are candidates for the use of Botox; it is essential to evaluate the doctor so that the patient knows what the results expected with the application of Botox since it has been observed that patients who come to Facial rejuvenation are not satisfied, in some cases, because they have other conditions on the skin that minimize the appreciation of the effect of Botox, so it should be done a rejuvenating holistic treatment. On the other hand, it is necessary to know that people allergic to cow’s milk protein are not candidates for the use of some botulinum toxin preparations.
What are the side effects of Botox?
Most patients very well tolerate Botox without presenting any side effects. The side effects of Botox are more associated with the technique of application, as well as the quantity used, and the site of application. The most recurrent complications are edema in the application area, burning, headache, and symptoms similar to the Common cold. Also, given the toxin’s mechanism of action, an application in an inadequate area can have unwanted aesthetic effects such as asymmetries in the face and mouth, drooping eyelids, and muscular atrophy (in cases of repetition treatments), watery eyes, or dry eyes.
What care should be taken after Botox treatment?
It is recommended to avoid pressing or scratching the application area to prevent the spread of the toxin to unwanted regions. It is also recommended that during the immediate hours, the application will contract and relax the treated muscles to maximize the penetration of the Toxin in the muscle fibers as well as to observe aesthetic effects faster.
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