The word botox has certainly reached your ears when living in Los Angeles. A lot of men and women have opted for botox injections to help with help with smoothing wrinkles and also had great effects on excessive sweating, overactive bladder, lazy eyes and chronic migraine, If you’re interested in Botox for cosmetic purposes you might be wondering more about it. What exactly is it? Is it safe? How long does it last?
Botox is a drug that’s made from a neurotoxin. It’s produced by a bacterium called Clostridium Botulinum or botulinum toxin. It can be a very effective drug when used in the right dosage and frequency. However, Botox injections can go wrong and cause side effects that are similar to botulism. These side effects include symptoms like trouble breathing, bladder issues, vision problem, difficulty swallowing or speaking as well as muscle weakness. Botox is actually in a powder form which your doctor will combine with saline to dilute it and make it injectable.
Once Botox has been injected into your skin or muscle the nerves are blocked. This means that it halts your nerve synapses so that even if your brain is saying “move” your muscle will remain still. This is the reason why wrinkles can relax and soften in appearance, the muscle beneath your wrinkle has been told to not contract because of the Botox blocking its signals to the brain and vice versa. You might worry about the botox traveling to other spots in your body once it has been injected but fear not. Botox stays where it’s put. It can, however, travel about 3 cm from the injection site. You may be concerned that Botox will cause you to go numb at the injection site. It makes sense logically if the serum is intended to stop your muscle wouldn’t that mean you couldn’t feel your muscle either?
There are two different types of nerves in the body. One tells you how to feel and the other tells you how to move. Botox block’s your muscle nerve that is used for moving, not feeling. There are some physical side effects that could occur depending on how careful your doctor is. You may end up with some swelling or redness at the injection site. These kinds of reactions should go away within hours of getting an injection just be sure not to touch the site as you could move the Botox away from where it is intended.
It could take up to seven days following Botox treatments to see the effect of smoother skin and lasts about four months from the point of injection before it dissolves in your system. Another great benefit of Botox is that it can help with the prevention of future wrinkles. If you are interested in learning more about Botox in Los Angeles you can schedule a consultation with Venice Beach Surgical Center. Botox could be the treatment you have been missing out on to have a smoother more youthful appearance. (888) 598-0620.