What is Botox and how does it work?
Botox is the trade name of botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and the mechanism of action of this toxin consists in the inhibition of 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 very important to evaluate the doctor so that the patient knows what are 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?
The use of Botox is very well tolerated by most patients without presenting any side effect. The side effects of Botox are more associated with the technique of application, as well as the quantity used and the site of application, being the most recurrent complications the edema in the area of application, burning, headache and symptoms similar to those of the Common cold. Also given the mechanism of action of the toxin an application in an inadequate area can have unwanted aesthetic effects such as asymmetries in the face and mouth, drooping eyelids, 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 area of application to prevent the spread of the toxin to unwanted areas 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 for observing aesthetic effects faster
If you want to know about prices or places where you can apply Botox in Puerto Vallarta here we leave a small list of clinics where to do: