Usually, Botox injections are done in the doctor's office. The doctor uses a fine needle to inject small amounts of botulinum toxin into the skin or muscles. The number of injections needed depends on many factors, including the extent of the area being treated. Manufacturers make botox injections with very small doses of botulinum toxin.
The drug can temporarily paralyze muscles, which can benefit people with various muscle or nerve disorders. Your face will be cleaned and botulinum toxin will be injected into the muscles of your face with a very fine needle. Some surgeons even use stimulators to determine an exact injection site, however, experienced surgeons may think that this is not necessary. Over time, the body slowly breaks down HA through a natural process, but the injection can also be reversed by an injectable enzyme that can break down HA more quickly if needed.
To ensure your baby's safety, most healthcare providers recommend not getting botox injections while breastfeeding. Doctors use botulinum toxin by diluting the powder in saline and injecting it directly into neuromuscular tissue. Health care providers inject small amounts of Botox into specific muscles to smooth wrinkles, prevent migraines, and treat a wide range of other health conditions. These side effects are related to the injection of the filler into a small blood vessel under the skin and may result in interruption of blood flow to the skin with consequent necrosis or infection of the skin.
There is slight discomfort associated with needle injections, but this can be reduced by prior treatment with ice or topical anesthetic agents. Other rare complications associated with botulinum toxin injections include the formation of antibodies (less than 1%), which can render treatments ineffective. There is a wide range of fill life depending on the injection location and the specific filler used. In the UK, the cost of Botox injections can range from 100 to 350 pounds per treatment, depending on the clinic and the area being treated.
Complications from cosmetic botulinum toxin injections are rare and those that occur are usually mild and transient. Many of the fillers also contain a local anesthetic, so the treatment area becomes numb during the injection. Blindness has been reported from filler injections around the eyes that cause disruption of blood flow to the eye, but this is also extremely rare. This may require treatment with steroid injections or partial reversal of the filler in the case of HA fillers.