American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Right Candidate for Botox Injections

Do you think that you’re the right candidate to take on Botox Injections?

More and more women and men are turning to Botox injections to reduce the signs of aging, and to rid themselves of unsightly facial wrinkles. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Botox injections are the fastest-growing non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the industry. More than 1.6 million people received injections in 2001, an increase of 46 percent over the previous year.

Botox is a simple and speedy treatment. Despite the fact that Botox is a toxin which is derived from bacterium Clostridium Botullinum, it’s been safely and widely used by ophthamologists for more than ten years. Botox is regarded by some as the ultimate fountain of youth has been used for wrinkle treatment since the early 1990′s and no serious side effects have been documented. However it doesn’t mean that the treatment is right for everyone!

Botox can be used by anyone in good health and does not use drugs in any form. However, it is recommended for those who are between the ages of 18 and 65. Although there is no evidence to suggest Botox could harm an unborn child, it is always recommended that pregnant women, or women who are breast feeding, should avoid having Botox Injections.

For the success of the treatment, people should not take injections of Botox if they have an infection especially if the injection site is close to the infected area. It is unadvisable to have Botox treatment for people that have any allergic reactions to such medicines. So, separate test prior to such treatment should be conducted to make sure you are not having allergy to the Botox ingredients.

People on any type of medication may encounter serious side effects by taking Botox Injections. They should seek medical advice from their own doctor as some antibiotics like Gentamicin, Tobramycin, Clindamycin, and Lincomycin will react with Botox and increase the risks of side effects. This includes Quinidine for treatments in heart rhythm problems.

People with certain neuromuscular diseases such as ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease), Myasthenia Gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome are also at risk of cardiovascular problems that may arise during or after having Botox Injection. They are advised to inform their doctor of their condition for safety precautions before treatment.

It is imperative that when administered it should be done by a trained medical practitioner working from a professional environment. If wrongfully administered there can be myriad risks that the patients may find themselves getting plagued with. Thus, if you are a right candidate for Botox Injections, get yourself a doctor with experience – someone familiar with injecting Botox Cosmetic.

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