Botox has made a giant splash in the anti aging and beauty market because of its skill to remove and lessen wrinkles. The stunning achievement of the botox solution has had beauty fans lining up to receive their wrinkle treatments. Are botox treatments safe? After all botox is a protein toxin produced by clostridium botulinum bacteria. This is the first cousin to the fatal botulism bacteria.
Botox has been safely used by ophthalmologists for more than a decade with no severe effects being reported. This medicine has actually been available since the early 1960’s. Originally it was in use as a cure for crossed eyes. The method in which botox operates is that it is injected into the muscle where about the wrinkles show. While the botox is injected into the muscle the frown lines, crow’s feet and laugh lines disappear for prolonged durations of time. At AestheticaMD, we emphasize ‘prolonged durations’ since the effects of single a botox treatment lasts approximately 3 to 6 months. However, with continued and repeated use the effects the cosmetic effect lasts much longer. Botox treatments were permitted by the FDA as a treatment of muscles that produce frown lines.
In North America, more than 5 million patients a year are using botox. Botox is one of the most effective and widely used anti-wrinkle treatments on the market today with over 90% of treated patients pleased with its results. In Quebec its popularity continues to grow. If you’re thinking about being treated by botox in Montreal, it’s a good idea to learn as much as possible about this treatment and what you can expect from it. Let’s go over some of the most important things to keep in mind when it comes to botox.
Botox is different from other injectables. This is because botox isn’t a filler, like Restylane and Juvederm are; rather, botox is a protein that blocks the action of a neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, when it is injected into facial muscles. Acetylcholine functions to allow your muscles to contract, so when it’s blocked, you get a muscle that will not contract and therefore will not cause a facial wrinkle.
Botox in Montreal is popular, but that doesn’t mean you can get it just anywhere. You should only receive botox injections from a licensed and experienced medical professional who can answer your questions and has experience with the treatment. Botox needs to be injected at key points within the muscle for it to work effectively and to minimize any chances of complications, so you should be working with a professional who has had success with the treatment before. Talk to with Dr. Chen Lee about his experience. Be sure you’re working with someone you’re willing to trust your face with.
Although botox has been safely used by millions of customers, it is recommended that pregnant women, or women who are nursing a baby as well as patients suffering from neurologic illness avoid its use. Botox has few side effects. You will be able to resume normal activities immediately. Occasionally, temporary sagging of the eyelids occurs. This usually spontaneously resolves itself. Dr. Chen Lee will answer all your questions about Botox Montreal.
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