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What Are Botox Injections?

Botox injections are a popular way to temporarily remove fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Unlike more invasive cosmetic surgery treatments such as facelifts, botox injection is fast, easy, relatively painless, and does not require recovery time.

The effects of botox do not last forever, but as long as you are able to do botox injections every few months, you will be able to maintain a long-lasting life and still look young for as long as you want. You can get to know more about 'botulinum toxin injections' (also called 'injections de toxine botulique' in the French language) via searching online.

What is Botox and what makes Botox injections?

Botox is a popular name for a substance called botulinum toxin A, a type of neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. Botulism is a form of food poisoning that is very severe where the toxins produced then attack the nervous system and cause paralysis, and in serious cases, this can prove fatal.

Botox is still used for a number of treatments but may be more widely known for its application in anti-aging treatments for men and women. When used for cosmetic purposes, Botox injections are used to reduce frown lines between the eyes.

How is botox injection done?

Botulinum toxin comes as a crystalline substance and to inject it into the body, it must be added to the liquid, usually salt. The face area to be injected is cleaned and anesthetized locally to reduce discomfort. After the anesthesia starts working, botox is injected.

What happens after the botox procedure?

You should sit in a semi-upright position for a few minutes to make sure you feel fine after the procedure. You will also be told not to lie down for between 2 and 4 hours to prevent botox from flying to different parts of the face. Severe exercise should be avoided for several hours to reduce the risk of bruising. Certain drugs, specifically, aspirin and ibuprofen, should also be avoided to reduce the risk of bruising.

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