Botox là gì? Is Botox safe?

Since 1992, the world has utilized Botox injections (Botulinum toxin) for cosmetic purposes, aiming to enhance beauty, slim facial features, and rejuvenate appearances. So, is Botox injection safe? Let's explore this topic with Muse Clinic in the following article.

What is Botox injection?

Botox injection is a cosmetic procedure in the field of cosmetic surgery to treat conditions such as increased sweating of the hands, armpits, wrinkles on the forehead, Botox injections to slim the jaw, shoulders, and calves. In cosmetic surgery, doctors mainly use Botulinum toxin type A. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that more than 5 million Botox injection procedures are performed each year.

Botox là gì? Botox có an toàn không?

Botox injections are popular in the beauty industry

The effects of Botox injection

1. In beauty

Botox injections prevent some chemical signals from the nerves, mainly the signals that make muscles contract. The effects of Botox injections in beauty include:

Botox injections prevent and reduce wrinkles by relaxing muscles in the wrinkled area. Botox is used to treat wrinkles at the corners of the eyes (crow's feet), on the forehead, frown lines, around the lips, and on the chin. Pores are closed, making the skin smoother, minimizing the wrinkles caused by aging.

Helps to slim the jaw to create a V-shaped face.

Improves smile with exposed teeth and restores a balanced appearance.

Helps to lift eyebrows in cases of sagging eyebrows due to age.

Supports treatment in conditions of excessive sweating of the palms, soles, and armpits, helping patients regain confidence in life.

Botox promotes the production of elastin and collagen – a pair of proteins that help enhance firmness and flexibility for the skin.

2. In treatment

Botox injections are used to treat conditions affecting the body's function, including:

  • Dystonia (neck dystonia): neck muscles contract involuntarily, causing the head to twist or move to an uncomfortable position.
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye): the most common cause of lazy eye is imbalance in the muscles responsible for positioning the eye.
  • Muscle contraction: some nervous conditions, such as cerebral palsy, can pull limbs toward the center. Muscle contraction can be improved by Botox injections.
  • Excessive sweating: sweat even when not exerting and temperatures are not hot.
  • Chronic headache: Botox injections can help reduce headache frequency and are applied to therapy with patients suffering from headaches for more than 15 days/month.
  • Bladder dysfunction: Botox injections also help reduce urinary incontinence due to overactive bladder activity.
  • Eye twitching: Botox injections can help reduce twitching or twitching around the eye

Who should not get Botox injections?

Not everyone is a suitable candidate for Botox injections. Individuals with poor overall health, thick skin, or weakened muscles at the injection site should avoid using Botox.

People with sensitive skin may experience allergic reactions at the injection site. If you have particularly sensitive skin, it's important to consider allergy testing before undergoing Botox treatment.

Those who have allergies to the components in Botox or are currently using Aminoglycoside antibiotics should not undergo Botox treatment.

If there is an infection at the injection site, it is advisable to inform your doctor.

Should you choose Botox injections for cosmetic purposes?

Choosing Botox injections for cosmetic purposes offers many benefits:

- Botox is used as an anti-aging treatment, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. This therapy can improve deep wrinkles on the forehead to frown lines.

- Botox injections are an excellent choice for cosmetic procedures because they are non-invasive and provide almost instant results. The entire process takes only a few minutes, especially when performed by a specialized Dermatology or Aesthetic Medicine physician.

Botox là gì? Botox có an toàn không?

Botox provides long-lasting results at a much lower cost compared to other cosmetic procedures

Is Botox safe?

People who are sensitive or allergic to Botox should not use this cosmetic treatment.

In cases of infection at the injection site, seek advice and follow your doctor's instructions.

Some individuals may experience difficulty breathing after Botox injections due to its effects extending beyond the injection site or due to genetic factors.

Additionally, some people may develop antibodies to Botulinum toxin type A, which can reduce the effectiveness of subsequent treatment sessions.



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