Urdu Article: What is Botox & How it Works & its side effects
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In the past, imperfections on one’s body were either accepted and embraced or covered up with makeup. Today it seems that every other day a new procedure is made available to the masses promising things like “get rid of cellulite”, “banish wrinkles” and the like. There are procedures for almost everything imaginable that will help you shed pounds, clear your skin and make you look younger and better. Plastic, surgery, liposuction and laser treatments are just some of the procedures that are available. One of the procedures which is gaining popularity these last few years is Botox.
If you are wondering “what is botox”, I have the answer for you. Botox, or Botulinum toxin as it is know in the scientific community, is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When it was discovered over one hundred years ago, it was too toxic to have any beneficial use and it was not until many decades later that it was discovered that, if used in small doses, botox could be used to treat muscle spasms.
Botox is used for many things including:
1) Filling in wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, to make them less visible
2) Erasing frown lines around the mouth
3) It is used under the arms to control excessive sweating
4) Corrects crossed eyes
5) Helps to correct other deformities in various parts of the body
6) Botox is also helpful with many other non-cosmetic ailments such as back and neck pain and even some forms of depression.
Botox is administered without the use of anesthesia and it usually only takes a few minutes to do the procedure depending on what it is you are getting done. A fine needle is used to inject it into the skin. Botox is the best alternative to getting a face-lift. It is less invasive, cheaper and the results are instant.
The average cost of Botox injections is 350 dollars to 500 dollars for every area you want treated. Of course this price varies depending on where you want the injections, how is administering the injections and where you are having the procedure done.
You can seek the services of a professional who administers botox at clinics and spas. It is best to have a doctor who specializes in it to help you but, more and more, spas are administering the procedure as well. It is a good idea to get a consultation before you have the procedure done so you know exactly what to expect. There are some side effects, although not common, that are associated with Botox so you want to be aware of the risks to you.
Some minor side effects could include bruising, numbness, drowsiness and headache while more serious side effects include paralysis of some muscles and allergic reactions. Serious side effects are more likely is you have an underlying health condition or are taking certain drugs. Make you speak with a doctor about any conditions you have or drugs you are taking before getting Botox.