What is it? How does it work? Is it safe?
BOTOX- You’re always bound to get a reaction when you mention it to someone nowadays.
Typically, people either LOVE it or judge you severely for taking an interest. Often, people
associate Botox with doll-like LA girls with tanned- orange skin and unrealistic features. I’m
here to tell you that Botox is more than that old-new Hollywood “I hate myself so I’m going
to change myself” thing they advertise on tv.
What is it?
“Botox is a neurotoxin, which sounds scary, but is perfectly safe—as long as it’s made and
administered by a licensed professional”, explains Allure Magazine. It comes in powder
form, and your doctor dilutes it with saline to make it an injectable.
How does it work?
“After the injection moves from the dermis and into the desired muscle, the nerves there
are blocked—rather, their synapses, are blocked—by the Botox. So even though your brain
my fire and signal for your body to move a particular muscle, Botox effectively blocks that
firing and keeps the muscle from moving. The injected muscle can no longer the contract,
which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften, and also helps prevent new ones from
forming.” This, of course, only occurs in the area of injection. Further, it won’t numb the
area of injection, though swelling and bruising may occur.
What happens a few days after?
In a week or less, you’ll have noticeably smoother skin. “Botox inactivates the muscle, and
therefore the muscle doesn’t fire and pull on the skin, thus reducing animation.” Botox can also
help future wrinkles from forming. Few months following you’ll need to repeat the
What else can you use botox for?
Botox is used to treat migraines, muscular disorders, and some and bowel disorders. It can
treat muscle stiffness, muscle spasms, overactive bladder, or loss of bladder control, too.
It’s also used to stop excessive sweating.
“Here’s Exactly What Happens to Your Body When You Get Botox.” Allure, Allure, 26 May 2017,