Are Botox Treatments Right For You?Posted by: Damon Webster | Posted on: June 9, 2022
Botox treatments have gained a lot of popularity for softening and reducing facial expressions that appear with aging. Botox is a very watery form of bacteria that causes botulism and works by blocking nerve impulses to the small muscles of the face that create wrinkles and lines with a constant expression like a smile or frown. The blocking of these nerve impulses by the action of Botox prevents these small muscles from contracting. You can also book an appointment online for Botox surgery in Singapore.
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While previously associated with a frozen appearance, doctors have now perfected the technique of hitting just the right injection site and controlling the amount of medication injected to maintain a natural look.
Botox originated in the treatment of neurological and eye problems and has been used very safely to treat several types of these conditions for more than a decade. Doctors note the side effects of reducing skin wrinkles associated with the treatment of these other ailments, thus increasing the popularity of Botox as a cosmetic treatment.
Cosmetic treatment involves injecting small amounts of Botox into specific areas of the face using a very fine needle. The pain associated with the injection is minimal. Slight bruising that is easily covered with makeup may be related to the injection. Patients can resume normal activities immediately after treatment.
There are side effects other than easy bruising that occurs. In rare cases, the toxin can migrate to areas other than the injection site and cause drooping eyelids or other areas of the face. You should discuss this with your doctor before agreeing to any treatment, but remember that this is an uncommon side effect.
Note that all side effects associated with Botox injections are temporary and last a few weeks at most.