You have probably heard long before about the Botox injections. Botox is a renowned term in the field of cosmetics. However, the majority of people know only a little information about it. Hearing the word “Botox” is automatically associated with wrinkle removal or prevention. While this is quite a fact, people’s knowledge of Botox is confined only to that. No more information follows as to where it comes from, how does it work with the human body, and how it prevents the wrinkling of the skin.
Some people are even hosting so called Botox parties where they all gather for drinks and beat-the-wrinkles injections. If you think that only women are up to this Botox craze well you’re absolutely wrong because many men now are also into this. They are all up for regaining that youthful appearance that they once had and Botox injections is their chosen method.
What Is Botox and Can You Get it in Sheffield?
Botox is the brand name for botulinum toxin A. Botulinum toxin A is a kind of neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and considered to be the most seriously fatal toxin known. You’re maybe surprised now that this acutely lethal toxin is what those people are injecting to themselves.
This is the reason then that Botox is related to botulism. Botulism is a potentially deadly paralytic illness that occurs when a person eats something that contains a neurotoxin from Clostridium botulinum. In other words, Botulism is a form of food poisoning and the botulinum toxin A is one of those neurotoxins produced by the said bacterium.
The botulinum toxins stick themselves to the nerve endings, which block the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that causes the muscle to contract. Botulinum toxins are blocking the signals, making the muscles paralyzed. This paralysis is fatal like when the toxins attack the respiratory muscle which will restrain the person’s breathing.
Now you’re wondering how this lethal botulinum toxin A removes those unwanted wrinkles.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is successfully used in medicine for treating certain conditions that involve spasms, involuntary contractions of muscles, neck tremors, and hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. Through the injection of botulinum toxin to the affected muscles, the tremor or seizure is lessened or eliminated altogether.
In the cosmetic, Botox is effectively used for treating severe glabellar (frown) lines. The botulinum toxin is injected to the muscles around the brow area to paralyze the muscle, thereby getting over the wrinkles or the frown lines. Botox is permitted for used in the adult patients that are aged 65 and above. The paralysis of muscle lasts only for a certain period of months thus the disappearance of wrinkles is only temporary. People who want to remain furrows-free would have to undergo another Botox injection.
It is highly advised that Botox injections be performed in a medical facility and not in some Botox party or other sort of social activities. Since there’s always the risk of unpleasant reactions or side effect after the injection, Botox injection (either for medical treatment or cosmetic purposes) should be done in a medical setting where medical facilities and experts are around.
A Video Showing the Botox Forehead Injection Procedure
This 6:04 video shows the Botox forehead injection being performed on a person in real life. The procedure is quick and simple.