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5 Facts on Botox

Botox Injections

In 2012, facial rejuvenation procedures experienced a large growth. In this year, there were 6.1 million Botox injections, which is the highest number to date. It shouldn’t be shocking to note that Botox is the number one minimally invasive cosmetic procedure performed every year. Here are some facts to get you in the know on Botox.

  1. In 2004, the U.S. granted approval to Botox to treat symptoms of severe underarm sweating in people aged 18 and over.
  2. During shipment process, Botox must be very cold and contained in dry ice containers. It arrives in dry power form which is then mixed with liquid before it’s injected.
  3. The U.S. approves five different uses for Botox while other countries have approved 16 uses. In other countries, some uses that Botox treats include: eyelid spasms, teeth griding and vocal cord disorders.
  4. Botox is also used to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and overactive bladders
  5. It can take about 4-7 days for Botox to take effect on the treated area

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