Botox is a cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. The nerve impulses are blocked by the toxin, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Some studies suggest that Botox is helpful in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
Regardless of age and gender fine line and winkles can appear on the skin due to muscle contraction when forming emotional expressions. Botox helps in eliminating them. The typical Botox Cosmetic procedure rarely takes more than 10 minutes, involves several simple injections, and can provide results that last four months or more. The Botox treatment demonstrates the best results with patients between the ages of 27-48. The Botox injections can be costly though as they are repeated after every few months. The rates for Botox are usually between $300 and $1000. The rates per-unit is usually around $10-15 per unit.
Botox like any other medicine has side effects. However, side effects are not experienced by everyone; most people tolerate it pretty well. The most common side effects are droopy eyelids, nausea, muscle spasms, facial pain, heartburn, tooth problems and high blood pressure.
Botox should be extensively researched before doing it. The doctor that you decide to go to must explain the procedure to you and not try to force you to get your whole face botoxed.