Is botox dangerous at intervention on the face

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Botox is botulinum toxin, which leads to an inhibition in the release of acetylcholine, which is responsible for the transmission of impulses between the nerves and muscles.


The botulinum toxin acts by blocking the connections between the nerves and muscles innervated by them.


At the base of botox is botulinum toxin, which is used for the treatment of excessive sweating and elimination of facial wrinkles. It acts locally and reversible as the nerve fibers are capable of creating new connections. Therefore, the treatment should be repeated after approximately 4-6 months mandatory.


Botox is used by people who want to get rid of the wrinkles on their face. The wrinkles are related to facial expressions and of course, increase with age. If the wrinkles are deep and solid, it may be necessary to supplement the treatment with botox by filling the wrinkles with hyaluronic acid.

Botox is used:

– Around the mouth and chin

– Between the eyebrows

– Around the eyes (chanterelle)

– Near the low eyelid


Botox is injected with a very fine needle. The procedure lasts for 15-20 minutes and is almost painless.


After the treatment with botox the wrinkles are fully or partially smoothed and the facial expression is youthful. The dose of injecting is many times lower than the therapeutic dose and completely safe. Botulinum toxin starts to work 2-3 days after the placement. The full effect is visible after 7-10 days. The effect lasts on average 3-6 months, depending on the individual characteristics of the patient. In a period of about six months, the treatment should be repeated.


Absolute contraindications to the use of botox:


– Hypersensitivity to the ingredients

– Usage of drugs, aminoglycosides, D-penicillamine, cyclosporin, tubocurarine, succinylcholine, lincomycin

– Localized skin infections

– Pregnancy, breastfeeding

– The use of anticoagulants (aspirin)


However, you must not forget that there may be side effects such as:


– Pain at the moment of injecting

– A small hematoma which can occur at the injection site

– Transient swelling

– Headache

– Excessive drooping muscles


These effects are transient and most of them disappear after a few days.

Botox is not dangerous if placed by professionals and based on the safety considerations.

Still, you have to be careful with its use and not overdo it.



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