Is BOTOX safe?

Skin growing old?

Wrinkles and fine lines are making you ashamed of parties?

Appearing older than your colleagues?

Suffering from facial muscular disorders?

Excessive sweating, migraines and some bowel disorders are troubling you?

Then Clostridium Botulinum might have an answer for you. Botox treatment is the name given to avoid the naming complexity. Clostridium Botulinum is the bacterium, which evolves naturally in soil, stagnant water bodies and forests from which the Botox derives its name. In spite of being one of the  fatal toxin known to man, Botulinum toxin in very low concentrations has made its stand amongst the most successful and effective therapeutic protein.

Botulinum toxin is having aesthetic uses and applications but owing to its therapeutic properties, it is approved to treat various medical abnormalities. Few of them are –

  • Idiopathic rotational cervical dystonia which is severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms,
  • A chronic migraine,
  • Severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating,
  • Strabismus or crossed eyes,
  • Hemifacial spasms,
  • Allergic Rhinitis or hay fever,
  • Glabellar lines or frown lines between eyebrows,
  • Post-stroke upper limb spasticity,
  • Overactive bladder and many more.

All the above medical abnormalities are being treated with Botox application under trained supervision and investigation.

Botulinum toxin is sold commercially with names like Botox, Vistabel or Botox cosmetics, Disport, Bo couture, Xeomin, and Myobloc.

Although Botulinum toxin is having various positive uses, which heals certain physical ailments, which might not be possible with our traditional medication procedure, yet it is not 100% safe. Although the risks are minor, yet they are not avoidable. Botox treatment is having the following hazards:

  • Although injections of Botulinum toxin is tolerable but transient unusual response to the drug are seen in rare cases.
  • I-2% receptors of the toxin of type A develop antibodies for the toxin, which makes the treatment ineffective.
  • Even if the treatment works, it leaves unwanted effects like mild pains, reddening of skin and eyes, numbness, headaches, mild nausea, flu-like illness, gallbladder dysfunction, blurred vision and decreased eyesights.
  • Critical ailments like brachial plexopathy, temporary unwanted weakness or paralysis of nearby muscles, diplopia or double vision, fatigue and hives are also seen in the treated patients.
  • Above all, botulism, which is an illness, caused by Botulinum toxin causes respiratory problems and sometimes proves to be fatal.

Apart from the above, many cases were reported in which the recipient of the Botulinum toxin imbibed permanent swallowing and breathing difficulties and had severe respiratory issues.

It is in the year 2002 that the US Food and Drug Administration gave its approval to Botox to be used for cosmetic surgeries, but still, many faltering issues are coming to the forefront.

As it is known that excess of anything is harmful, similar is the scenario here. Before any medical or cosmetic surgery, one should test his or her tolerance and receive capacity of the toxin. Such screenings and tests must be done under the microscope of experienced and certified medical practitioners or doctors. Although small dosage in adequate proportion and frequency shows nice results treatments by inexperienced or unlearned professionals are seriously going to land you into trouble.

Every female wants to have beauty with fatal attraction, but, obviously, you can never compromise to fatality for beauty.


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