Video: ❶ Botulinum Toxin In Cosmetology - Poison Or Medicine?
Botox has long been known as a drug that helps fight expression lines. Few people are embarrassed that the path to the longed-for youth lies through injections of botulinum toxin - the strongest poison. Does the drug have side effects? How justified is its use? Aren't clients of beauty parlors, addicted to "youth injections", at risk? After all, it is botulinum toxin that causes such a deadly poisoning as botulism. Location: Location:
Experiments with the use of drugs based on botulinum toxin for medicinal purposes began in the United States back in the 70s of the last century. However, the use of Botox for cosmetic purposes was only approved in 2002. The drug immediately gained widespread popularity. Today in America, for example, Botox injections are commonplace; they are given at lunchtime. In Russia, besides Botox, another botulinum toxin-based remedy is used - dysport.
I must say that these injections are not able to defeat age wrinkles, they eliminate only mimic ones. The effect of the injections lasts 3-4 months, so they must be repeated regularly. How does botulinum toxin work? It disrupts the transmission of nerve impulses to the facial muscle located at the injection site. The impulse from the nerve ending does not reach the muscle, so it is paralyzed. As a result, the wrinkle is smoothed out, but after a while everything returns to normal, the muscle begins to contract again, the fold returns to its place.
Isn't it scary to inject such a serious poison into the skin? On the one hand, its doses are negligible. On the other hand, it can still spread beyond the prescribed area, although the probability of such an outcome is very small. There were cases when, for example, after an injection into the glabellar region, botulinum toxin got into the upper eyelid region. As a result, the eye remained half-closed. Sometimes after injections of botox or dysport, the corners of the lips go down, and increased salivation opens. Sometimes a complication is the asymmetry of the facial muscles or difficulty swallowing due to partial paralysis of the larynx.
In order to prevent the occurrence of such unpleasant consequences, the manufacturer recommends that cosmetologists introduce the drug gradually, in small portions, and observe the reaction of the client's body. So the choice of a professional specialist for such injections is very important.
If you do decide, please note. That after the injections, the head may hurt a lot. But there were also cases when people who had done Botox completely disappeared the headaches that had tormented them before. Why this happens, scientists have not yet established, research is still underway. So botulinum toxin is not fully understood. Remember this when deciding on a procedure. Although most experts still agree that with all the doctor's recommendations and correct, professional administration, the risk of trouble is minimal. And even such procedures may end badly. Like liposuction, phenol peels or mesotherapy. So decide for yourself how to stay young.