Did you know that Botox procedures have grown in prevalence by a whopping 748% since the year 2000? Indeed, in 2014 there were more than 4.8 million such procedures carried out all over the world, with men and teenagers now amongst those availing of Botox.
It’s widely known that Botox is a popular method of facial rejuvenation surgery, but what is not so pronounced is that it also helps in dealing with several medical conditions, including bladder dysfunction, cervical dystonia and hyperhidrosis.
How does the procedure itself work? A needle is injected into certain facial muscles, blocking signals from the nerves. This prevents your facial muscles from contracting and, consequently, lines and wrinkles will be reduced substantially. The effects may not be visible until a few days after the surgery, but once they take hold they will remain visible for up to six months.
Be warned, though, that the procedure isn’t appropriate for everybody. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or people with Belly’s palsy or a blood coagulation disorder, should not get Botox. For further advice and information on the Botox procedure, take a couple of minutes to read through this infographic from Dervla Leavy Dental Care (http://www.dervlaleavydentalcare.com/facial-rejuvenation.html) in Ireland.