“Botox”, “Dysport”, “Xeomin”… These words became known to us quite recently, but very quickly they managed to integrate into our consciousness and everyday vocabulary.
So, what is Botox and why did it become so popular with cosmetologists, doctors and us, patients? Today, many companies are involved in the production, marketing and sale of botulinum toxins. And it’s not surprising because the demand for high-quality effective anti-aging product is constantly growing.
The most famous botulinum toxin that is produced today is Botox. It was created by Allergan Co. (Ireland) and, thanks to its commercialization, Botox became accessible and widely used throughout the whole world. The popularity of the product lies in its efficacy, safety, lasting effect and affordable price.
WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT BOTOX?
Botox is a botulinum toxin type A, an effective muscle relaxant, the active ingredient of which is a powerful neurotoxin. It comes in vials containing 50, 100 and 200 International Units (IU).
It is thanks to the properties of neurotoxin that Botox is able to block and temporarily paralyze the muscle tissue in the area of injection. Neurotoxin affects the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and as a result, muscles relax leaving muscle tissues in a static and relaxed state.
Thus, injecting Botox into certain points affects muscles work and their activity, while making it possible to get rid of the very causes of mimic wrinkles. This way the reason behind formation of wrinkles, folds and other flaws associated with muscle activity as well as age-related skin aging simply disappears.
Doctors recommend combining Botox injections with mesotherapy, dermal fillers and biorevitalization. The combination of these procedures with the use of botulinum toxin injections gives a fantastic aesthetic result.
WHAT IS BOTOX USED FOR?
Botox injections are widely used in medicine, especially in aesthetic and anti-aging medicine: the use of neurotoxin for correction of mimic wrinkles gives a quick and relatively long-lasting effect.
Allergan Botox is also used in medicine for treatment of blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, spasticity. It is very effective in treatment of strabismus and correcting muscle spasms in those who suffer from cerebral palsy.
Allergan Botox is considered to be one of the best treatments for correction of mimic wrinkles as well as correction of facial contours – a procedure known as Botox lifting. After Botox injections the skin of the face becomes healthy, smooth and looks much younger.
Botox is used in the following areas:
- Wrinkles and folds on the forehead;
- Fine wrinkles around the eyes;
- Nasolabial area;
- Nose wrinkles;
- Neck tendons;
- Chin and corners of the mouth.
BOTOX FOR HYPERHYDROSIS AND OTHER OFF-LABEL USES
Botox is especially effective for treatment of excessive sweating known as Hyperhydrosis: when injected in the armpits, palms of hands and feet, sweating is drastically reduced.
Botox is also prescribed to restore the structure of the hair: for this treatment, it is injected into the scalp, combining it with a vitamin complex.
When we are talking about Botox cost, usually we mean the cost of one unit injected by a plastic surgeon or aesthetic practitioner. Cost of Botox varies between $7 – $12 per one International Unit (IU) and often determined by such factors as status of the clinic, its location, the reputation of the injector and their qualification and experience. Many patients find Botox treatment expensive and start looking to buy Botox online with a view to take it to a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or a Registered Nurse (RN) and have them injected it while paying for the injection procedure only. This allows them to avoid inflated prices imposed by the plastic surgeons and save a lot of money. There are many online shops that have Botox for sale and very soon Anna’s Cosmetics, too, will offer you a chance to order Botox online.
Although buying Botox online offers you significant savings, you should be aware of disadvantages along with possible harmful side effects: the price of Botox varies greatly from store to store, there is a very high chance of buying a low quality Botox and it is no secret that the Botox market is crammed with counterfeit products. So, if you decide to buy Botox online, email or call the store’s customer service first, find out where Botox is made, where it is shipped from and make your decision to whether or not buy Botox online based on the received information. Furthermore, if you decide not to order Botox online and go to an aesthetic clinic, don’t be shy and ask the doctor to open Botox in front of you. Keep in mind, Allergan Botox does not come as a liquid or powder. When opening the original outer packaging, the vial of Botox looks empty inside. There is slight, white film right at the bottom of the glass vial and this is your Allergan Botox.
CONTRAINDICATIONS AND SIDE EFFECTS
Among Botox contraindications are such disorders as myasthenic syndromes and various skin diseases. It is also not recommended to have Botox injections if you are pregnant, lactating and have an individual intolerance to the ingredients of the drug. It should be noted that the simultaneous use of such antibiotics as aminoglycosides, erythromycin, tetracycline, lincomycin, polymyxins enhances the effect of Botox.
What should you not do after Botox? Many things, one of which is drink alcohol: alcohol must be fully avoided a few days before and especially after Botox procedure. Otherwise, some serious complication may occur, or the effect of Botox will be equal to Zero.
HOW TO BUY BOTOX ONLINE AT ANNA’S COSMETICS
Soon, you will be able to order Botox online from Anna’s Cosmetics. So please keep visiting my online store regularly. In the meantime, if you want to try another botulinum toxin, you are more than welcome to order Dysport.