|Botox Facial Treatments
|Recently botox facial treatments have gained
popularity as a safe, non-surgical
improve facial skin for a more
less tired appearance. Botox
a form of botulinum toxin that
can be safely
used for cosmetic purposes in
between the ages of 18 and 65.
It works by
lessening the activity of facial
and so will reduce frown lines,
creases, crows feet, and thick
bands in the
Botox is only available by prescription.
A small amount of it (about 1/10 of a teaspoon)
is injected into the desired facial area.
The effects of the botox treatment last up
to 4 months. Treatments can be repeated when
the botox wears off. There is no chance of
contracting botulism from a safely administered
injection, and there is virtually no recovery
time required by the procedure.
If you are thinking of having
a botox treatment,
consider the following:
- Botox should only be administered by a qualified
doctor who is trained in cosmetic
Procedures should take place
techniques and in sterile conditions.
of botox and the needles used
to inject it
should never be shared.
- Anyone taking botox should be properly informed
of the risks. For example, too large a dose
can cause the eyelids to droop, and njections
in the wrong part of the face can also cause
- No anesthetic is needed to inject botox,
but those who are nervous or apprehensive
may benefit from a mild sedative or numbing
agent prior to the injection. Alcohol should
be avoided when receiving botox, and the
patient should sit upright for several hours
after the procedure.
Botox parties, where a number of people receive
botox injections at the same time, have become
a popular way of reducing the
cost of the
treatments, but they are still
in some medical circles. Even
though it may
be a group of your friends, you
follow the above recommendations
sure the person administering
is a qualified doctor.