Botox is the injection of a bacterium called botulinum into the muscles with a fine needle in low doses. Botox is used medically to treat some muscle ailments and cosmetically to reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate the aging face. It has been used in the treatment of various diseases for many years and has been applied safely and successfully for aesthetic purposes in recent years. It is a useful and safe method that is often preferred because it is not a surgical procedure. Its effect lasts 4-6 months. Regularly repeated applications increase the degree and duration of its effect.
What are the harms of Botox?
Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria.Botox blocks signals from your nerves to your muscles in the area where it was injected.
- Bruising, bleeding, pain, redness or swelling where the injection was given.
- Having flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, body aches, etc.)
- Sore throat, cough, chest tightness, shortness of breath
- Skin rash
- Temporary facial sagging
- Increased sweating in areas other than armpits
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Difficulty speaking, hoarseness
- Dry mouth
- Heart palpitations
- Edema of the skin
- Difficulty chewing
- Eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased sense of vision, drooping eyelids, swollen eyes, dry eyes
- Allergic reactions: Skin itching, rash, wheezing, asthma, dizziness or fainting sensation
- Chest pain or pressure, pain radiating to your jaw or shoulder;
- Heart rhythm disorder
- Cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat
- Painful or difficult urination
- Unusual or severe muscle weakness (especially in the area of the body where the drug was not injected)
- Headache, neck pain, back pain, pain in your arms or legs;
Does Botox Cause Death?
Botox injections are relatively safe when given by an experienced doctor. In very rare cases, it can cause death. According to court documents, statistics related to botox are as follows: 16 deaths, 87 hospitalizations and 180 cases of life-threatening side effects were identified.
Are Side Effects of Botox Temporary?
Most of the side effects of Botox usually go away within a few days, so they are temporary. However, some side effects such as drooping of the eyelids and drooling may take time to pass. As the botox bacteria are removed from the body, other side effects will pass over time, and it may take months for the side effects to disappear.
What Does Botox Do?
Botox is used for both beauty and health. The usage areas of Botox are as follows;
- Temporary prevention of wrinkles on the face
- Treatment of severe armpit sweating
- Cervical dystonia – the treatment of a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions
- Strabismus treatment
- Chronic migraine treatment
- Overactive bladder treatment