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Consider using Acupuncture as a natural alternative to reducing aging and wrinkles. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can provide a safe, effective, natural, and drug free approach to reduce signs of aging with the use of acupuncture and a Chinese herbal mask. A facial rejuvenation using this ancient technique can improve muscle tone of the face and neck while addressing underlying imbalances that may have contributed to the aging process. Please think about acupuncture as a great alternative to costly surgery or Botox injection treatments.
The history of Botox:
Botox was originally developed as a treatment for those who suffer from chronic muscle spasms. The chronic muscle spasms can range from stuttering to bladder issues. It did not take long though for some one to realize that when they would do a procedure to stop chronic eye blinking that the patients face seemed to look younger and without wrinkles. From there it was all up hill as the Botox treatment gained a reputation for making its patients look younger through the means of relaxing the muscles with the neurotoxin known as Botox.
Botox safety and FDA approval:
For starters with regards to Boxtox safety, it is approved by the American Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of aging and wrinkles. The FDA did their own studies and decided that the use of Botox was in fact safe. Because of that fact that the procedure is safe there have been well over a million patients of the Botox injections worldwide.
Just like anything else though there are some risks, dangers and complications. In general the chances of any patient suffering from these risks are very slim assuming they choose to go with an experienced and certified healthcare professional. The product itself is in fact a neurotoxin which is produced in a lab from the same bacteria that creates botulism food poison. If used incorrectly then this neurotoxin can migrate through the body and into various muscle groups. In some very rare cases the Botox managed to migrate to the lungs or heart in which can be very serious and potentially deadly. But this is a very slim chance as long as you make sure you are having an experienced and certified physician perform the Botox injections.
Botox Side Effects:
Botox is a safe and effective treatment when used in accordance with FDA-approved procedures. Any side effects are generally minor, if they occur at all. When side effects do occur, they’re usually the result of over-treatment. If used in excess, Botox may immobilize too much of your face – or areas of your face you don’t want immobilized, such as your lips.
Your Botox healthcare provider should discuss all the possible complications that may arise from treatment. Below is a partial review of side effects that have been reported.
Heartburn and/or indigestion
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Soreness or bleeding at the site of injection
Some side effects may indicate an allergic reaction. These include:
Rash or hives
Seek out medical attention immediately should you experience these or any other side effects.
Make sure that you contact the healthcare professional that injected you with Botox and discuss all the side effects you are experiencing. If the professional feels that they are only a temporary side effect, make sure the professional continues to monitor you closely.
If these side effects continue to linger and appear to be lasting longer than what your professional feels they should be, consider the possibility of seeking a professional licensed acupuncturist to assist you in bringing your body back into balance naturally.