A Short Note on Botox and its Cosmetic Risks
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin that is frequently used for cosmetic purposes. The primary objective of Botox injections is to smooth out facial lines and wrinkles. It works by blocking the brain’s ability to send messages that make muscles contract, causing temporary paralysis. Some of the immediate side effects of this treatment include swelling, pain and bruising at the injection site as well as occasional flu-like symptoms, temporary drooping of muscle and respiratory infection.
Cosmetic Botox injection has only been employed as a treatment since 2002. The toxin found in the Botox injection accumulates antibodies in your bodily systems, so the more Botox treatments you receive, the less effective it will be. Because there is no conclusive research regarding the long-term effects of Botox injections, its effects over time remain unknown.
According to Dr Peter Misra, leading neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London: Botox has been used "ahead of clear scientific evidence,” and is used to "treat conditions based on anecdotal evidence and small-scale studies." (Reference
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