Do You Or Don’t You – COSMETIC BOTOX INJECTIONS08 Jan 2016, by Anti Ageing, Articles, Cosmetic injectable, Cosmetic treatments in
Cosmetic Botox injections is one of those treatments that people either are in favour of or are dead against. Usually when I ask someone who is dead against cosmetic botox why they hold such a view, they tell me it is because it’s a poison and they don’t like the idea of injecting a poison into their body.
Whilst it is undoubtedly true that botox is a poison (botulinum toxin type A to give it it’s full title), people tend to lose sight of the fact that most pharmaceuticals are toxins and will therefore have some sort of toxic effect if you take enough of them. It is all a question of how much. The amount of a pharmaceutical product you need to use to get the desired effect as opposed to how much of a product you need to use for you to display signs of toxicity is called the therapeutic range.
How safe are cosmetic botox injections?
When you examine botox (botulinum toxin) in these terms, it is actually quite safe and has a very large therapeutic range. This means that the amount used in a standard treatment will not be toxic. In fact if you received twice, three times or four times the amount of botox for a standard treatment you would not be receiving anywhere near a toxic dose.
On the other hand some very common pharmaceuticals available without a prescription are highly toxic in doses of marginally more than the recommended dose. Paracetamol is one such compound yet we rarely give it a second thought as we pop a pill when we have a headache. Sadly people have been known to die from overdosing on paracetamol by a relatively small amount over the recommended dose.
When you get it into perspective like this it is easy to see that botulinum toxin or botox as it is known is a relatively safe treatment. It has been used medicinally for years to correct squints, reduce spactisity in limbs, stop migraines and reduce sweating. There is even talk today of it becoming a weight loss treatment! By injecting botox into the vagus nerve which runs between the brain and the stomach, doctors hope to be able to switch off excess appetite in those suffering from obesity.
Here at Evolutions Clinic we use cosmetic botox injections to reduce muscle activity in the face which causes wrinkles to form; and to reduce micro muscle activity which causes sweat glands to become over active. If you would like to find out more about these treatments then call us on 01962 809937 for a free consultation.