Everyone you know is talking about Botox but you know nothing about it. Botox is medicine that is made from botulin, a natural protein but one of the most toxic on earth. Despite this, it is a trademark sold by Allergan. Before you decide to have Botox, here is what you should know:
- Removes wrinkles
Nobody wants to feel old and wrinkles around your eyes just have a way of making you feel it. Botox makes the muscles on your face relax. This is one of its most beautiful effects I must say, but for this to be attained, the injections have to be given by a professional and a very small amount. Using Botox for this purpose has very little side effects.
- Treats blurred vision, eyelid spasms and crossed eyes
Yes, Botox can be used for medicinal purposes and no, that is probably not what your friends are using it for. Botox was initially used for the treatment of this problems. Relaxing the facial muscles also relaxed nerves and helped this conditions mend themselves.
- Bruising, pain, bleeding swelling or redness
This is very common though not severe. It happens where the injection is given. This effect can however be reduced by avoiding certain foods some weeks before the injection.These food types include, fish oils and any other form of protein and protein products. Being injected with the best injector can also help reduce the side effects.
- May cause headaches and migraines
This is a common side effect and may last a while. It may lead to memory problems, anxiety issues, nausea etc. Botox has however been used to treat migraines, thou one has to undergo a series of injections in the head and face.
- Causes nausea and fatigue
This mostly happens to those who use Botox for other purposes other than for beautifying and also those who don’t require it. This may in turn lead to panic attacks and anxiety.
- Leads to weaker muscles
Botox relaxes facial muscles and this is an effect that is felt way later. For this reason, only use Botox when necessary. Don’t use it when young so that you won’t have use it later to hide wrinkles as it also causes aging signs.
- It may cause you eyelid or eyebrows to be droopy
This effect does not last long and is as a result of relaxation of the facial muscles or an overdose. Don’t treat this condition with other drugs or even Botox itself as it, may make this last longer and even be worse.
- Used for bladder control
This is a less known use of Botox. It increase the size of your bladder and makes it hold more urine this effect is short-term.
- Paralysis of the face
This occurs when you use Botox below your eyes. This condition is rarely permanent. It is however possible.
- Asymmetry around the mouth
Mostly due to injections around the mouth. This effects lasts according to the amount of Botox taken but usually lasts a few weeks.