In recent years, several anti-aging treatments have emerged that make it possible to get rid of painful and sometimes dangerous cosmetic procedures.
These treatments are called non-invasive and can treat wrinkles and other imperfections that appear as we age. Their flexibility, effectiveness, and cost make them more accessible to patients seeking cosmetic treatments.
Is it safe to use Botox?
One of the most popular treatments today is Botox injections, now renamed BOTOX. Botulinum neurotoxin is a compound derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It works on areas where wrinkles appear and blocks neurotransmitters that send contraction signals to the skin. This means areas of shrinkage are fixed and wrinkles are reduced or eliminated.
Much has been said about the virtues of Botox, but the question of its safety always arises. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Botox is safe for prolonged use and can also be discontinued at any time without the skin looking worse than before starting. This has been determined after many years of laboratory testing and studies with patient groups. The use of Botox for one year or more extends the duration of the results. The only contraindications are related to patients with allergies to albumin or botulinum toxin, as well as pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Symptoms such as headaches or mild swelling may manifest in the early treatments but disappear as the applications progress.
In general, the application of Botox is a safe, non-invasive treatment with acceptable cost ranges for patients who want to look a bit younger by addressing their wrinkles. Its use is recommended starting from the age of 30.