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BOTOX and the Beauty

BOTOX, Cosmetics, Skin Wrinkles, Clostridium botulinum, treatment, chemical peeling, Dermbrasion, Laser Resurfacing.


BOTOX and the Beauty

Wrinkle on your face, hanging of skin, and frown on your brows, are the symptoms of aging as well as the adverse conditions your skin faces everyday. How skin ages and wrinkle appears, is medically a very complex process for the lay people to understand. In short it’s a combination of cellular changes, hormone depletion, and damage of free radicals in human body.

Wrinkle that appears on your face is actually the result of the muscle movement on your face with the passage of time. These glabellar lines after years of crinkling and wrinkling, start to linger longer and become more evident. For women, these lines may appear more evident and permanent.

Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic is a way to temporarily reduce moderate to severe glabellar lines. BOTOX can visibly smooth and soften moderate to severe frown lines between brows on your face. An improvement can be witnessed within days and may last up to 4 months. Although, the results may vary, nearly 90% of men and women surveyed have reported the improvement in the appearance of frown lines between their brows as moderate to better within a month after treatment.

Now that the treatment is available, your doctor may probably advise you whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is good for you or not. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a non surgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age. During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes, and no recovery time is needed.

There are other cosmetic treatments which improve your facial glory also, such as Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), Chemical peeling, Dermabrasion, Laser resurfacing and Fat implants. However, the preference of BOTOX is increasing enormously over the other forms of treatment.

Any authorized healthcare professional can administer BOTOX® Cosmetic, but dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat doctors), or other physicians specializing in cosmetic procedures are generally more experienced. One of these physicians can help you decide if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.

Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to administering injection, your physician may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Many people are in and out of the physician’s office without downtime following BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.

But, BOTOX® Cosmetic should not be used in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation. Patients with neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection. For more details, see the full Prescribing Information.

According to American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery survey, BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the low-entry-cost facial aesthetic procedures in the United States. Like other appearance-related investments, such as hair coloring and cuts, teeth whitening, and chemical peels, the cost must be weighed relative to your expectations. Consult your doctor for further information.

Do not use BOTOX® Cosmetic if you: have an infection where BOTOX® Cosmetic will be injected, are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic and are pregnant or think you might be pregnant. Be sure that your doctor knows the names of all the medicines you are using, including: antibiotics used to treat infections, such as gentamycin, tobramycin, clindamycin, and lincomycin, medicines used to treat heart rhythm problems, such as quinidine, medicines used to treat different conditions, such as myasthenia gravis or Alzheimer’s disease.
As with all prescription medicines, you should also notify your doctor if you are taking any over-the-counter medicines or herbal products. This is not a complete list of medicines that can interact with BOTOX® Cosmetic. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for the Professional Package Insert for complete information.

The beauty with BOTOX is no doubt incredible; however, one has to be extra careful taking this treatment, after all this treatment is all about injecting bacterium toxins into your muscle to temporarily paralyze. Let’s not forget buying beauty at the cost of deleterious health condition.

Published: 2007-01-16
Author: Rama Kant Mishra

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I have done Masters in Fisheries Management and have written and published articles on Fisheries, Agriculture, Medical, Pharmaceutical, political, self Improvement and Career. Professionally working for an IT company as a Technical Writer. I love to write and publish and have worked as freelance writer, ghost writer and as special correspondent for print media. You may find me contributing on www.merinews.com and www.groundreport.com You may reach me at mishraramakant@gmail.

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