Botulinum Toxin Type A, which is known as Botox, was approved in the year 2002 for cosmetic use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and was branded as a safe and temporary solution for smoothing wrinkles. It is derived from the same neurotoxin known for causing botulism; botulism is an illness that paralyzes muscles and can be very fatal.
However, despite the botulism being in question, Botox injection still gains popularity and continues to be the most popular non-surgical solution for fighting wrinkles, as well as a treatment for excessive sweating and chronic migraines as studies say. A lot of people especially the ladies, desire to have that smooth looking face; it always makes them more attractive and beautiful even when they have not yet applied makeup. This extends to the men also, infact Botox is not a gender-based application, and thus anyone can decide to have it. Botox is one of the famously used methods by well know celebrities to smoothen their faces but alot of people don’t actually know the cost because whatever is used by a celebrity will always be branded as expensive. They brand them expensive even without trying to investigate if it is expensive or not. Botox is certified by medical doctors and, until now, does not have a side effect apart from pains during the injection process. Apart from being a wrinkle treatment, Botox can also be used in treating different medical conditions. These conditions are;
- Bladder spasm
- Uncontrollable blinking
- Muscle spasm/ contracture
- Misaligned eyes or “cross-eyed.”
- Cervical dystonia
- Migraine headaches
- Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis
So How Does Botox Work And How Long Does It Last?
Botox injections work by paralyzing or weakening certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves in the body. The effects of these injections last about three to four months, depending on the one you opted for. Till today there has never been an official severe side effect of Botox injections apart from the usual pain at the injection site, headache, flu-like symptoms and upset stomach.
How Much Does Botox Cost?
The cost of Botox varies; some clinics choose to charge per area others per unit and. However, the average price is about $20 per unit; so literally, a single treatment with 30 units would cost about $600. That typically should cover only one area on the face, and some people may need as many as 60 units per area depending if they have a lot of wrinkles to get rid of.
In conclusion, Botox is highly recommended if one wants to get that smooth glowing skin in his or her face, it has been certified and cleared of side effect and it doesn’t require any complicated medical surgery or whatsoever to get it done. So contact your local Botox treatments doctor or physician to get yourself one whenever you are ready.