Botox Information and History
Botox, What You Need To Know
What is botox?
Botox is a substance derived from botulinum toxin A which is a neurotoxin that is used clinically in small quantities to treat strabismus and facial spasms and other neurological disorders characterized by abnormal muscle contractions. Botox is also used by cosmetic surgeons to smooth frown lines temporarily which last for 3-6 months and have to be injected again.
History of botox:
Botulinum toxins were first researched in the late 1960s to treat neurological disorders and for that otox were first approved by the FDA in 1989 to treat eye muscle disorders like blepharospasm, uncontrollable blinking, and strabismus, crossed eyes and even for wrinkles. In 2000, it was approved to treat cervical dystonia which is a disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder contractions and as an unusual side effect of the eye disorder treatment, doctors observed that Botox softened the frown lines between the eyebrows. So botox came into existence.
How does it work?
Every time when you smile, laugh or frown wrinkles are caused by contractions of the delicate underlying facial muscles. Years and years of making these expressions, thus causing a crease in the skin, makes these creases permanent and for this no eye cream or anti-wrinkle cream can smooth out these wrinkles. And hence botox is injected into the affected area and temporarily paralyzes the muscles so that you cannot make these creases in the skin and due to this you will still have movement which allows you to still look like you, but not enough movement to cause a wrinkle. Taking the botox treatment you will look younger.
How much does botox cost?
Now-a-days many people, both men and women are turning to botox injections as a method of reversing the effects of time on their skin and turning back the clock and due to its increasing popularity it has now become the most affordable and effective wrinkle-reducing option available to the average consumer. Botox injections prices vary. The average cost of botox injections in the United States is $350 and the areas that require single injection such as the area besides the eyes cost $400 to $900. For larger surface areas such as the forehead can cost $600 to $1300 in US. While in Canada, a single injection can cost from $300 to $500.
If you are pregnant and breast feeding or you are allergic to any ingredients of botox it is recommended by doctor not to go under botox treatment since it may result into any of the problems like headache, flu-like symptoms, facial pain, nausea, double vision, muscle weakness, temporary eyelid droops,etc.
History Of Botox:
Botox is a derived from botulinum toxin that is botox is a substance injected into the face to smooth wrinkles in the skin by paralyzing the underlying muscles. Hence botox injections are natural purified protein which in very low doses relaxes the overactive muscles that cause frown lines to form. Treatment is simple and non-surgical and smoothes the deep, persistent lines between your brows that have developed over time and it last for 4 to 6 months.
History of botox:
Botulinum toxins were first researched in the late 1960s to treat neurological disorders and for that otox were first approved by the FDA in 1989 to treat eye muscle disorders like blepharospasm, uncontrollable blinking, and strabismus, crossed eyes. In 2000, it was approved to treat cervical dystonia which is a disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder contractions and as an unusual side effect of the eye disorder treatment, doctors observed that Botox softened the frown lines between the eyebrows. So botox came into existence.
In April 2002 due to the FDA Approval, the FDA was satisfied by its review of studies indicating that Botox reduced the severity of frown lines for up to 120 days and approved the drug. It is under review for approval to treatments for disorders like brow furrow, migraine headache, chronic tension headache, upper limb spasticity, juvenile cerebral palsy, and hyperhidrosis.
Botox has now become the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure performed. In the year 2003 there were 2,272,080 botox injections performed and these botox injections treat the wrinkles that are caused by muscle contraction, such as frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead creases, and neck bands. These disorders can be safely and successfully treated with Botox.
Benefits of using botox injections?
Botox injections are a diluted form of botulism which is injected into facial muscles to weaken the muscles that form wrinkles. Botox Cosmetic is purified botulinum toxin and is used to soften facial lines and wrinkles and it also works well for forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. Botox® Cosmetic is injected into the muscle in these areas and works by weakening the muscle, which in turn lessens the lines of facial expression and you can look years younger without surgery. This results last for 4 to 6 months.
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