Botulinum toxin is the substance that people get injected into their system when they get BOTOX treatment. The toxin blocks chemical signals that emanate from the nerves, and those signals mostly have to do with muscle contraction. The most common reason that people get these injections is just to relax their facial muscles, the kind that cause wrinkles, like:
- Frown lines that can be seen in between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet, those little lines that spread out from the eyes’ corners
- Forehead wrinkles, which are the horizontal lines you can see on your forehead when you raise your eyebrows
In addition to these reasons for getting BOTX, you might just want to improve the way you like, and BOTOX injections have also been used to treat ailments that affect the functioning of your body. BOTOX has been used to treat cervical dystonia, lazy eye, muscle contractures, hyperhidrosis, chronic migraine, and bladder dysfunction
Choose Your BOTOX Doctor Carefully
BOTOX should only used under the strict supervision of a great doctor. It can be extremely dangerous if it is not administered the right way. Try to get a referral from your primary care doctor or seek out a doctor who specializes in the condition you have and who has a lot of experience in administering the toxin. A properly certified, skilled, and trained doctor can advise you on BOTOX and whether it is right for you, your needs, and your health.
How Will You Prepare?
Your doctor will have to know if you’ve gotten any kind of BOTOX injections in the last several months. If you are currently blood thinners, you might need to stop taking these medications for a number of days before your injection, to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding, because you wouldn’t want any complications to arise.