Are Botox Injections Safe?
Botox have been around for decades and still patients till date remain sceptical about the procedure, its benefits and its safety. Botox is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that helps reduce wrinkles and makes your skin look healthy, young, and confident. To truly understand the safety of Botox, it is important to also know how Botox actually works.
Usually, all the actions and muscle movements we make are nothing but the signals sent from our brain to move the particular part. Botox or Botulinum toxin blocks the synapses in the nerve transmission at the site where it is injected thus effectively freezing the area. The muscle can no longer contract or move thus helping the wrinkles to relax and soften and also preventing the new ones from appearing.
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How Safe is Botox?
Though Botox is considered to be a life-threatening toxin, its application in small doses is actually very safe. In fact, according to a study, between 1989 and 2003, only 36 proven cases haven’t been reported to the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). But only 13 out of these cases were said to be related to other underlying conditions of the patients than the drug itself.
One of the studies published in NCBI in 2005 found that adverse effects and safety concerns were more likely to be observed when used for therapeutic purposes. This could be because Botox used for such treatments are usually in higher doses than used on facial treatments.
With studies and reports such as this, researchers speculated that the cosmetic applications of Botox may actually carry lesser risks than therapeutic Botox injections since the doses are in much smaller quantities. In fact, Botox is also referred to as a ‘Lunch-break treatment since many people undergo Botox treatment during their lunch break and get back to work immediately without any discomfort.
Benefits of Botox:
Though Botox has been clinically approved by FDA for its use in cosmetology, it’s use in the treatment of other diseases is still under trial. However, most studies have shown promising results and have made Botox as a potential treatment option in these diseases.
Some of the diseases in which Botox can be quite helpful are:
- Bell’s Palsy
- Overactive Bladder
- Neuropathic Pain
- Depression & Anxiety
- Chronic Migraine
- Abnormal Heart Rhythm
- Cold Hands
- Cervical Dystonia
We have also debunked many myths regarding Botox and its use and only after you have seen all the sides should you make a decision to go for the treatment. This is why, let us now see the side effects of Botox so that you are absolutely sure about the treatment and all the risk factors associated with it.
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Side Effects of Botox
If administered correctly, there are close to no side effects of Botox. If at all there are any adverse effects, they are mostly short spanned and disappear in a day or two. However, as with any medical treatment, there are some side effects that come into play. The NHS has outlined a few risks and side-effects associated with Botox treatment:
- Flu-like symptoms including headache for first 24 hours
- Light bruising or redness around the place of injection
- Temporary weakness and droopiness of facial features
- Body becoming resistant to the treatment if repeated quite frequently
However, many patients don’t observe any of these symptoms at all and have a smooth experience since everybody’s body and skin are different and everybody reacts differently to the treatment.
Though Botox itself might not have any side-effects or risks, you could actually observe certain adverse effects if your injections are not prepared according to FDA standards or are injected by an inexperienced doctor.
Hence, it is also very important to ensure your safety at all times and visit a board-certified dermatologist who has an experience in injecting Botox and also knows your medical history. Visiting a non-certified professional with no experience could lead to harmful results such as muscle drooping, frozen expressions and other fatal conditions.
You can visit Royal Lush Skin Clinic for your skin consultation, and we will help you with all the queries and doubts you might have before you take on the journey of Botox treatment.
For further queries or to book a consultation, call 9999822443 or visit www.drsyed.in for more information.