A Genius Way to Treating Skin Imperfections
Botox injections are one of the most widely known of all cosmetic procedures, after laser treatments, used by people of all ages to combat a number of cosmetic and medical skin issues. From the removal of wrinkles through to dealing with crow-lines, one of the expert Botox surgeons at CoLaz will be able to effectively administer this treatment, as they have done for hundreds of other people before you.
CoLaz offers reliable and safe Botox injections not only for skin conditions like wrinkles, crow’s feet and fine lines, but also for relieving chronic migraines. In order for you to decide whether botox is the correct option for you, it is vital you understand everything about it, ranging from what botox is through to any side effects associated with it.
Below you'll find answers to many of the common questions asked about this treatment, however should you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us today by calling one of our clinics directly.
What is Botox?
Botox is a cosmetic procedure performed by a trained botox surgeon. The surgeon will injects the patient in specially pinpointed muscles around the face, and the result will be that these muscles are prevented from contracting and, over time, they relax.
Thanks to this procedure, lines and wrinkles are dramatically reduced, if not eradicated. It is extremely important to point out that this kind of surgery is practically non-invasive, therefore leaves no scars, stiches or marks. It's almost pain-free too, plus it is a much more affordable option than many other cosmetic procedures.
One extremely surprising fact about the treatment is that many people undergoing the procedure don't actually know what they are having injected into themselves. This is something we don't agree with, so we want everyone to understand what botox injections comprise of.
The active ingredient in these injections is botulinum, which causes the muscles to become paralyzed. While this can be a dangerous substance, a trained surgeon in this discipline- such as the ones at CoLaz – knows exactly how much to use and how to keep patients safe.
Botox & Headaches
Besides being associated with cosmetic procedures, botox is also a widely accepted treatment for those over 18 years of age who suffer from chronic headaches for more than 15 days of the month.
In order to treat headaches, botox is injected into the muscles of the forehead, as well as into the side and back of the head, the neck and the shoulders. These injections act on the nerve endings and prevent muscles from contracting, therefore lessening or completely eradicating headaches for much of the time.
Botox Risks & Side Effects
For those concerned about the viability of this treatment for headaches, it should be mentioned that the treatment has been approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), as well as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States. This means that botox is considered to be a safe and effective treatment for headaches and migraines.
Botox can have a number of side-effects, however the vast majority are not serious and are to be expected when having the treatment. Some of the more common side effects include:
- Bruising around the injection sites
- Sensitivity to light
- Neck pain
- Ear congestion
- Itching of the eyes
It is important to keep an eye on any of the botox side effects once you have and, should you have any concerns about them, to contact a local health professional as soon as possible. After your botox treatment your surgeon will, of course, provide comprehensive advice regarding side effects and what is normal for you to experience.
It would be incredibly naive of us to suggest that Botox Treatment does not have any risks. It should be remembered though that these risks are minimal when the procedure is performed by an experienced surgeon, such as the ones here at CoLaz. While you are perhaps likely to experience some of the milder side effects listed above, serious risks are only applicable to a very small percentage of patients. These risks include:
- Muscle weakness
- Bloody urine
- Bladder pain and/or an urge to urinate frequently
Should you experience any of these problems, it is important to seek medical attention promptly. Once again though, these problems are rare and only happen very infrequently - usually when patients are treated by a botox surgeon without the necessary experience needed to complete the treatment properly.
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