Botox Injections : A Popular Cosmetic Drug

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Botox Injection for Cosmetic Purpose

What is Botox and What is its Chemical Name?

Botox is a popular drug that is used for cosmetic purpose. It is chemically known as Botulinum.

‘Botulinum’ a powerful protein neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

In spite of its toxicity, it is used to treat muscle spasms in very minute quantities.

Botulinum is also used in cosmetic preparations under the trade name as ‘Botox’ injection.

Botox is used in the following conditions.

  • Botulinum is used to remove the vertical bands on the neck.
  • Botulinum is used for raising the outer portion of the eye brows.
  • Botulinum is used for treating under arm sweat.
  • Botulinum  is used in the treatment of migraine.
  • Botulinum is used in the treatment of removing the wrinkles and sagging of the skin.
  • Botulinum is used in the treatment of Strabismus.
  • Botulinum is used for wrinkles treatment.

A word of caution when using Botox Injection:

Medical advice is necessary before going for treatment with this drug as improper usage may cause serious complications.

Botox can be used during hair transplant surgery or to stop hair loss. It is a non-surgical cosmetic drug.

Side Effects :

When it is used for wrinkle treatment around the eyes and the mouth, there may be some  side effects like:

  • Headache 
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding and
  • Pain at the site of injection

There may be some serious side effects also like:

  • Temporary drooping of the treated muscles
  • Respiratory infection
  • Flu like symptoms

Side effects during migraine, excessive sweating and muscle spasm treatment:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Fever
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Skin Infection
  • Pharyngitis

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