It is no surprise that almost everyone has heard about the Botox, but very few people are aware of the working and the deadly side effects. We can blame the celebrities with a frozen face or stiff faces without any wrinkles to polarizing this neurotoxin protein.
Yes, you may feel a bit weird that it is a neurotoxin and as per the research one gram of botulinum toxin can kill over 1 million people. The watered-down version of this toxin is used for removing the fine lines and few wrinkles. This trend is getting favorite day by day.
Before you start riding this trending wagon, you must know how it works?
As we have mentioned that it is a neurotoxin, the underlying idea to remove wrinkles or fine lines is to paralyzes the cells below the skin that causes the contraction of skin and expression to stop moving. Thus, it appears that our surface is smooth and young.
But in reality, we know that this botulinum toxin has paralyzed our skin. Well, this previous line sums up the working of this potent neurotoxin. Although it is rare anyone suffering from the toxicity of this compound in a few cases, this has happened and if left untreated could result in respiratory organ failure.
Some of the side effects of Botox are:
- Gallbladder dysfunction.
- Diplopia (double vision).
- Blurred vision.
- Dry mouth.
- Decreased eyesight.
And many more, now the question is why is getting popular and at what cost do you want to look youthful. Truth is not all people who are used are going to suffer any toxic reaction that is fatal, but the small term side effects will positively affect all the individual. And as far as the concern for safety is, there is nothing to worry if you are using an experienced surgeon.
And if you are going to some hocus pocus expert, then you know what is the risk here.
Botox is a product made with the help of neurotoxin released by the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. This bacterium is present in nature and is usually in the dormant phase, so we don’t have to worry about the toxin. But if given proper environment this can grow big and fast and can produce the toxin in enough amount that will be fatal to animals.
Is Botox really useful?
Cosmetic procedures are not the only application of this product. The fact is there are many other uses of this toxin byproduct like:
- A chronic migraine
- Idiopathic rotational cervical dystonia (severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms).
- Strabismus (crossed eyes).
- Severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
- Glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows).
- Canthal lines (crow’s feet)
- Post-stroke upper limb spasticity.
- Overactive bladder.
- Detrusor (bladder wall muscle) over activity – causing urinary incontinence.
- Hemifacial spasm.
Use of Botox for these procedures is approved and is helpful. So, we cannot say that this is not useful, but for only the purpose of beauty this seems little superficial, but if you have money then we believe that most people will go for this. The yearning of youth after wrinkles is stronger than ever.
Our take on Botox:
Just like any other surgical process, this is also a risky process we will not exaggerate the risks, but we have already mentioned a few non-life threatening problems that anyone may experience. These days men and women start using Botox after they cross 30, in our opinion, it is little too early for any cosmetic procedure. And may even result in addiction.
And not to mention that our face looks like a frozen plastic dummy. But if you are one of those people who suffers from anxiety after seeing one wrinkle then maybe this is for you. But the rest should really wait and try this product after consultation only.