Botox is a drug that is classified as a neurotoxin, in that it numbs the nerve endings in target areas of the body, which in turn relaxes the muscles in that area. It is injected into certain parts of the body as an aesthetic treatment for wrinkles, frown lines, laugh lines and more. The relaxation of the muscles means that these unsightly lines are made shallower and less visible. It is used by people who believe that a smoother face results in a more aesthetically pleasing visage. This drug is in use by millions of people all over the world, and is the end product of a bacterial species which is purified and made safe for human use.
How it is used
Typically, Botox is injected directly into the smaller muscles of the patient’s face. It is a localized drug, meaning that it stays in the small area into which it is injected, rather like a local anesthetic. It does not travel to other parts of the body, and is therefore perfect for smaller facial adjustments as well. The effects of the drug are not permanent, and wear off after about half a year. The name of the drug is actually a brand name that has become synonymous with the drug itself, but there are many forms of it under different names. The original brand is the most reputed, both for safety and how effective it is during treatment.
Typical uses and side effects
Some of the most common applications for Botox Dubai include smiles that show too much gum, frown lines, crow’s feet (little crinkles at the corners of the eyes), and lines on the forehead, squint lines, neck lines, and many more purposes. It can be used in other parts of the face based on need for it. The exact location of the injection is different depending on the position of the muscles in the face of each patient and how they work. Other uses for the drug include raising up droopy parts of the face. This is useful in people who have recently suffered a stroke, or who are born with deformities. The injection isn’t usually put around the mouth as it can numb the lips and make it harder to speak, eat and smile.
While the drug isn’t as taboo as it used to be when it was first introduced, it can still be a little embarrassing for some patients to admit that they have undergone treatment. Always be mindful of other people and their feelings when it comes to matters like aesthetics.