Botox is a toxin injected directly into muscle groups to temporarily paralyze them. Currently, the maximum daily intake for Botox is approximately fourteen units with the highest dosage at twenty-one. Botox has been approved by the FDA in 1997. Since then, it has been used primarily as an anti-wrinkle treatment for the face, neck, and jaw. As per Bloom Aesthetics Med Spa, the average cost per treatment is between three thousand dollars and seven thousand dollars.
Currently, the most commonly sought after use of botox would be for the elimination of frown lines between the eyebrows. Botox can also be used for the elimination of crow’s feet, bags under the eyes, nasolabial lines, excessive forehead sweating, and frown lines that occur in other facial areas. Botox uses are quite varied and widely varying depending upon the desired results. Generally speaking, cosmetic dermal fillers like Juvederm are considered safer than Botox.
Typically, for cosmetic injections, the doctor will give you a single shot of Botox cosmetic injections, and then you will be placed under a general anesthetic. The area will then be numbed. Typically, after the initial numbing phase, you will experience a stinging or tingling sensation as your body slowly absorbs the botox. It is at this point in time that you will be able to move your arms and legs.
Botox has been the subject of intense media attention recently due to the numerous cases of Botox side effects. A few of these include an increased risk of stroke, seizures, and an increased chance of eye strain. Of these, most related to the botox used in medical spa treatments, which is why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered a black box warning to be put on the product. Botox and Dermabrasion were never intending to share the same outcome. In order for dermal fillers to work, both Botox and Dermabrasion must be effective. This is due to the structural differences between the two treatments.
Botox treatments are not limited to the face. You can also have Botox Cosmetic dermal fillers injected into various areas of your body including the neck, hands, stomach, legs, back, feet, and armpits. The reason behind the decision to use Botox cosmetic dermal fillers was to find a non-surgical treatment that gave the same results as a medical injectable steroid. Injectable steroids are not always effective, especially with larger areas such as the face or neck.
Botox Cosmetic products come in many different strength and size doses. This is why it is important to know exactly what you are injecting because mixing different strength doses together could result in complications. Botox treatments are becoming more available to medical spas, as well as general practice practices. As a non-surgical alternative to cosmetic surgeries, Botox Cosmetic has quickly become popular all over the world.