Botox is used and has been used to clear wrinkles for ages. A. Botox works by blocking the nerve that constricts the muscles thus, softening the wrinkles. Botox procedure is very effective on clearing wrinkles in their outset… That is those wrinkles that appear as you move your face systematically in a certain way for a longer duration of time. For instance when frowning. If the face muscles aren’t moved too much, wrinkles won’t form. When used properly, there isn’t botulism risk. Sadly, people have been fed with wrong information about Botox side effects. Today, most people are scared of botox because of some unproven, unscientific claims as regards its safety. Well, here is the naked truth about botox, but for in-depth information about some unfounded claims on serious Botox side effects
Is Botox is 100% safe?
There are horror stories out there about people suffering serious side effects or even dying just after Botox procedure. These are unfounded claims. Just as any surgical procedure, anything can go wrong with botox treatment. But a single isolated case can’t be used to tarnish the good that Botox has achieved. To begin with, Botox is just a neuromuscular blocking agent that temporarily paralyzes muscles. In fact, Botox is accredited by FDA as safe and suitable to reduce or eliminate the appearance of crow’s feet as well as frown lines. Also, it’s effective in reducing marionette creases around the mouth, forehead lines, fine upper lip lines, as well as reducing the neck bands appearance. Countless professional surgeons carrying out these procedures haven’t pointed out any serious side effect. Scientific studies have also never documented any serious Botox side effect.
There are unfounded claims out there without specific origin that Botox is poisonous. True, the toxin (Clostridium botulinum) that’s used in Botox injections is for sure the same toxin causing a very rare life-threatening disease called as botulism. But, people get botulism from exposure to huge doses of the bacteria through water, soil, or food. To date, there has never been any reported case any person contracting botulism from the Botox injections used in professional surgical procedures.
Besides, global botox manufacture – Allergan, are legally required to detail any complications whether mild or severe relating to Botox injection. Although there have been mild cases of Botox effects, there has never been a severe side effect to Botox procedure other than the famous four patients who sought Botox from an unlicensed physician. In this historic tragedy, even the botox used was not meant for human use.
As a precautionary measure, the company does warn Botox users of the following potential complications which may or may not affect other areas of the body far away from the injection site.
Eye edema as one of the Botox side effects
This is the swelling around the eyes and doesn’t look quite pretty. Yes, Botox injection can cause eye edema, but this occurs in a paltry 1.4% of all the people treated and up to only 3.1% in individuals of Asian origin. But, the swelling occurs within five days and disappears in two to four weeks. The cause eye edema isn’t as a result of botox treatment but rather as a result of an infection, poor venous return to the eye after Botox procedure and allergic reaction.
All in all, the above argument doesn’t mean that Botox procedure doesn’t have side effects. No! Some of the side effects include headaches, a temporary dropping of eye lids and …