Botox injections, know the benefits and side effects

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Botox injections, know the benefits and side effects
Botox injections, know the benefits and side effects

Botox injections have long been used in the world of beauty to tighten skin and remove wrinkles. If you are interested in using Botox, first know its safety and side effects

Botulinum toxin or botox is a drug made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which is a bacterium that can cause botulism. In addition to beauty or aesthetics, botox is also often used to treat certain medical conditions, such as nervous disorders.

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In Indonesia, Botox is officially registered as a muscle relaxant in the category of hard drugs that can only be purchased with a doctor's prescription. The use of this drug must also be under the supervision of a doctor.

How Botox Injections Work

Botox works by blocking the activity of nerves and muscles, so that the muscles will weaken and become temporarily paralyzed. This is what makes wrinkles or wrinkles on the skin around the injection site appear reduced or even disappear.

The effects of Botox are usually only felt a few days after the drug is injected and will last for 3-6 months. After that, gradually the muscles will contract again and wrinkles on the skin can reappear. Even so, the wrinkles are not as bad as before because the muscles will contract after a long time of being paralyzed.

The dose of botox and the area of ​​skin that needs to be injected depends on your he alth condition and the body's response to the drug.

Benefits of Botox Injections for Beauty and He alth

Botox injections are better known for beauty treatments, especially anti-aging treatments. In fact, Botox also has many he alth benefits. The following are the benefits of Botox injections in various fields:

Beauty field

In the world of beauty or aesthetics, the benefits of Botox injections are for:

  • Reduce or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles at the outer corner of the eye, between the eyebrows and the forehead
  • Shaping or improving facial appearance
  • Resolve split ends, thin and damaged hair

He alth field

In the medical or he alth field, Botox injections are often used to treat the following conditions:

  • bladder overactive
  • urinary incontinence in adults
  • Headache in chronic migraine sufferers
  • Stiff muscles in the elbows, wrists and feet, as well as fingers and toes
  • Neck pain and abnormal head position in cervical dystonia sufferers
  • Eye problems, such as crossed eyes and blepharospasm
  • Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), especially in the armpit area
  • lazy eyes
  • Certain neurological disorders, such as cerebral palsy

Botox Side Effects

In general, Botox injections are safe if the dosage is right and done by an experienced doctor. However, botox injections can also cause the following side effects:

  • Pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Cold
  • Drooping eyelids or slanted eyebrows
  • Lips look tilted and drooling
  • Dry eyes or excessive tearing

Before Deciding to Get Botox Injections

If you want to inject Botox, here are some things to consider and consider:

  • The cost is quite expensive.
  • The result is not permanent.
  • Find a doctor who has the competence to carry out this procedure.
  • Find out the type and brand of botox to use.
  • Check whether the syringes and vials used are still in new and sealed condition.
  • Find out what are the side effects of botox injections.

In addition, botox injections should not be performed if you are experiencing the following conditions:

  • Planning to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding
  • Experiencing swelling or skin infection around the area to be injected with botox
  • Has a muscle disorder, such as muscle weakness or paralysis
  • Has an allergy to botox
  • Undergoing certain treatment

For some time after Botox injections, avoid driving or doing any activity that requires vision and concentration. For 3 days after the Botox injection, avoid massaging or scrubbing your face, doing strenuous exercise, sunbathing, or going to the sauna.

If after the Botox injection you experience side effects, such as difficulty speaking, difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, drooping eyelids, or visual disturbances, immediately consult a doctor.

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