Botox Cosmetic is used to temporarily lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles.
Botox blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the targeted wrinkles to relax and soften.
Your Botox treatment takes only a few minutes and no anaesthesia is required. Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles. It generally takes three to seven days to take full effect. So, the reduction in wrinkles is a gradual process that occurs during the first 1-2 weeks after treatment. It requires repeated treatment to sustain the “new look”. It is also used to treat severe spasms in neck muscles, certain eye muscle conditions caused by nerve disorders, overactive bladder and incontinence caused by nerve disorders… all administered by physicians.
Some conditions that may affect usage of Botox include: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's disease"); myasthenia gravis; Lambert-Eaton syndrome; a breathing disorder such as asthma or emphysema; and other conditions as well. Be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions before receiving Botox treatments.
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