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Close up of hands of expert injecting botox in female lips

Botox is a trade mark consisting of botulinum toxin. It is injected under the skin and allows you to fill out deeper wrinkles on the forehead, at the corners of the eyes or between the eyebrows, and it also acts as a muscle relaxant when it is injected. With injection treatments can treat wrinkles and crow’s feet, but it can also be used to reduce muscle tension. In particular botox is used for reducing wrinkles in the forehead. Botox is the most famous brand as filler. One can see dermal fillers as a non-invasive alternative to surgery – but you should be aware that the body breaks down the material after 6-12 months.

Some choose to fill in with much botox which may have the opposite effect, ie an unnatural appearance and sagging skin. It has gone so far that some directors in Hollywood do not like working with actors who have too much botox as her face becomes expressionless all the wrinkles disappear.

Botulinum Toxin in Brazil

Non surgical procedures are more and more popular. Brazilian plastic surgeons performed 308 185 botulinum toxin in 2013 according to statistics from ISAPS. They also performed 140 984 fillers. Other popular non surgical procedures are facial rejuvenation, chemical peel and dermabrasion.

Risks with botox treatments

Botulinum toxin contained in Botox is an extremely dangerous neurotoxin. Occasionally, patients may face imminent when the injections have failed and they will then patiently wait for the subjects over time leaving the body – which unfortunately can be time consuming. In the media, it has been noted that in the present situation does not need any license to practice medicine or medical training to inject botox. Even if you have medical training so requires injections caution and that it has an aesthetic disposition for the injections.

Another common side effect is bruising directly after the injection.

Other uses of botox

Since Botox can be used as muscle relaxation, it can also be used as treatments for migraine and sweating. Swedish medical bureau (läkemdelsverket) has approved it for urinary incontinence due to overactive bladder which is injected into the bladder muscle. In the current situation, you can only get compensation from the insurance fund if you are sweating in the hand but there is criticism of this example, when sweating on the face, there are many who are forced to go abroad for treatments where they can apply for EU grants as compensation.

It has also been reported that Norwegian researchers want to try to inject botox in the brain and nerves embed with botox to relieve the effects of the worst kind of headache – cluster headache.

Combination Treatments with botox
Many combine Botox with other treatments, and it is relatively common to combine Botox with other dermal fillers such as Restylane and Perlane.

Alternative to Botox

There are many different types of fillers and non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures. There are also so-called Retinol creams to buy but they do not go in depth into the wrinkles.

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