Botox (botulinum toxin) is a popular cosmetic procedure because it is a nonsurgical way to reduce or eliminate wrinkles, forehead creases, crows feet, neck bands and other wrinkles. It has fast results, is not invasive and leaves no scars, but can also disappear and be re-injected, although the FDA recommends Botox not be re-injected more frequently than every three months. In addition, Botox has recently been shown to prevent frequent migraines, sweating and muscle spasms. Botox has been taken from the toxin that causes food poisoning. This sterilized, injectable form of the toxin is on a small scale what the unsterilized toxin did on a large scale: it paralyzes muscles beneath the skin preventing it from contracting. The skin stretches over these paralyzed muscles then smooths out and usually within a week of the wrinkles are gone. For better security, the patient should not sleep nor consume alcohol for several hours before treatment and injections must be made most qualified, board certified doctor under sterile conditions with sterile equipment as well as with precautionary equipment on hand in case an emergency.
A rising trend in cosmetic procedures is Botox parties. However, many physicians have concerns about safety in social settings. If something goes wrong, it is better to be in a medical center. People who care for Botox parties may not be the best doctors. Then there is the concern about the abuse of Botox. People choose to have Botox injections in parties for several reasons. First, can get discounts for doing things in increasing volume. Secondly, it can destroy the nerves that Botox injections for the first time and if a patient is surrounded by friends in a light and easy, you can relieve some stress. In addition, it removes the stigma of having cosmetic treatments.