Cosmetic Surgery

Today’s Top 5 Botox Questions

Are Botox injections safe?

Botox has been around for nearly 20 years and has, very reli­able and safe profile. It is one of the brands of anti­wrinkle injec­tions amongst many. In the UK besides Botox the other brands avail­able are Azzalure and Boccouture. All of these brands are based around Botulinum Toxin type A.

Can Botox go wrong?

Botox along with the other brands of Botulinum Toxin type A is a very safe molecule that can be used to create or to advantage in them getting rid of all of frown lines worry lines and crows feet lines. Having said that as it any medical treat­ment the doctor admin­is­tering the dose has to know how much does each and the exact place­ment of the dose that is needed.
If too much toxin is injected or if it is injected in the wrong place the patient can suffer from complic­a­tions like asym­metry, drop­ping off the brows or the Eyelids.

How does Botox work?

All anti­wrinkle agents based on Botulinum Toxin type A work by blocking the passage of elec­trical current from the ends of the nerves to the muscles they supply. It is like imagining a plastic sheet between a plug and a socket, and how it will block the current from flowing.
Because the nerve cannot activate the muscle you get weak­ening of the muscles that are used in the expres­sions of anger and worry.

What Botox is best?

Botox is merely a brand name of medi­cine that contains Botulinum Toxin type A the other brands with the same toxin are Azzalure and Boccouture.
There is no real differ­ence between the action and dura­tion between any of these three brands.
If the doctor using these brands is familiar with the advant­ages and disad­vant­ages of all of these he can choose the brand that would be most suited for your case.

What can be done when Botox goes wrong?

Done by an exper­i­enced doctor it is unlikely that you will exper­i­ence many complic­a­tions from anti­wrinkle injec­tion treat­ments. However
if you do get any prob­lems these are all for trans­itory nature and will gener­ally ease in a few weeks to months, following which you will be back to how you were in before the injec­tions. Your doctor will also be able to advise you on different strategies to help you recover from any complic­a­tions caused by anti­wrinkle injections.