Symptoms And Treatment Of Botox

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Introduction

What is the first thing that comes to your head when I mention the word Botox. Patients who choose to receive cosmetic improvements usually obtain the stereotype as either wealthy or a famous celebrity. However, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2015 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, $13.3 billion dollars were spent on cosmetic procedures in the US; which has increased 4% since 2014. (American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2015) Not only has this injection been used to enhance a man or woman’s appearance but it also serves as a major anti-depressant agent and drug for those suffering with chronic migraines. Last year, the total expenditure for cosmetic surgeons reached a high number of $13,383,178,199. (American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2015) This massive total was just from US boarders alone. Botox is a cosmetic improvement technique that is used throughout the world and continues to expand its’ uses and patient population.

(Transition: I will now start by clarifying the method that is applied during Botox)

I. Botox is a therapeutic agent that comes from the bacteria known as Clostridium Botulinum or Botulinum Toxin Type A.
A. Botox is a man-made treatment that is injected into patients that causes temporary paralysis of muscles.
1. To avoid side effects and receive optimal results a technique called skin needling is used.
a. Skin needling involves injecting collagen into patients to improve appearance and contraction of muscles.…
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