Botox injections are a very common cosmetic procedure that has been refined and perfected over the years so that now it is one of the safest and easiest ways to reduce wrinkles. Every year many new people try botox for the first time, but before they go a lot of them have questions about side effects, materials used, and the pain involved in the procedure. Those are the three most commonly asked questions about botox injections and it is important that if you are going that you feel safe and secure, with all relevant information. Here is a brief rundown of three frequently asked questions about botox injections.
Can Botox Be Dangerous?
Botox injections are one of the safest medical procedures on the planet but only if you got to a licensed professional. It is not uncommon for tourists to try to get botox injections when overseas because it is cheaper, but the truth is that it is cheaper because the conditions are much worse, the botox itself is lower quality and the setting is far less sanitary. If you get botox done in America or other first world countries where health standards are high, there is virtually no risk involved in the procedure.
What Is Botox?
The main ingredient that is used in botox is actually a natural toxin that is found in some types of bacterium. It works by stopping your muscles from getting information from your brain, which might sound dangerous but when used in limited quantities across your face it is not dangerous or toxic at all. Many medical ingredients are sourced from nature, botox injections are just another example of these natural ingredients providing very useful toxins that scientists have repurposed to work for your benefit!
Is Botox Painful?
Depending on whether you have a higher pain threshold or not, you may be given some drugs to reduce the effects of pain, however, the simple truth is that botox injections do not hurt that much at all. They are small injections done across various points on your face and they can be over and done within a matter of minutes. Often people describe the flu shot or a vaccine as more painful than getting botox done. If you are worried about the pain then just let your attending medical professional know and they will make sure that you can get some pain medication. Always make sure that you monitor yourself the first time you get botox done to see if your body reacts to it badly, but this is very, very rare.