You must have heard about Botox, it is a very popular cosmetic treatment many people undergo these days. Though it is mostly common among women, men are also not far behind from undergoing this treatment. Botox is the name of the drug used in the treatment. It is made from a neurotoxin that is produced by bacteria named Clostridium botulinum. It is widely used to remove wrinkles on skin and treat certain muscular conditions. It involves temporarily paralyzing the muscles of your skin. Botulinum toxin is sold under many other commercial names, such as Dysport, Myobloc, Vistabel, Bocouture and Botox cosmetic.

 

There are a few important facts about Botox Minneapolis that you must know before undergoing the treatment. Each year approximately 6 million Botox treatments are done. This statistics makes Botox the most popular cosmetic surgery treatment all across the globe. The bacteria from which Botox is derived is naturally present in the environment but in highly inactive state and has no toxic effect. Botox can also be used to treat excessive sweating, muscular disorders, migraines, and bowel disorders. Botulism is an infection that can occur due to Botulinum toxin which can cause the failure of respiratory organs. Botulinum toxin is so toxic that only two kilograms of it could kill the entire human population.

 

The bacteria are found in the sediments of lakes, cultivated soils, forest, untreated water, and streams. It can also be found in the intestinal tract of all mammals. Botulinum toxin has proven out to be a valuable therapeutic protein. When used in correct dosage, frequency and under clinical conditions, it proves out to be a very successful treatment. It is injected in very small quantity in the human skin. It prevents the nerve cell signals from reaching the muscles, hence paralyzing them. Muscles are prevented from getting any signal about contracting. In this way the wrinkles are removed.

 

However, before undergoing Botox treatment a person must consider a lot of things. Talk to cosmetic surgeons who specialize in Botox treatment. Undergoing this treatment from a reputed clinic would be advisable. Taking risks can even prove out to be deadly for you. Botulium toxin can be very severe under certain circumstances. Therefore carefulness is of utmost importance. There are many treatments for which the use of Botulinum toxin is approved. It can treat crossed eyes problem known as Strabismus. The process of Botox treatment is simple. The powder of toxin Botulinum is mixed in a saline solution and is then directly injected in to the neuromuscular tissue.


The toxin usually takes 24 to 72 hours to show its effects. It is the time taken by the toxin to disrupt the synaptosomal process. In many cases it can take up to 5 days to show its effects. Remember that the toxin must not be used on lactating or pregnant women. It can be very harmful for the baby's health. It can also generate allergic reactions in certain cases. Therefore you must thoroughly gather all the information about the process first and then decide to undergo it.