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Fun Fact 102: All You Want To Know About Botox

by Olivia Lim

Fun Fact 102: All You Want To Know About Botox

Botox, a diluted form of Botulinum Toxin is a substance that is injected into the targeted area and it restricts muscle movements which prevents wrinkles from developing or worsening.

Nerve signals of certain muscles are blocked resulting in the relaxation of these muscles and thus the appearance of wrinkles is lessened. Botox effects wears off over time and is a temporary measure. Trips to the doctors have to be made every 3-6 months.

Botox effects can last for 3 months.

Some people undergo Botox in order to curb excessive sweating, migraines, muscular disorders and bladder and bowel disorders as mentioned in a TIME Health article. 


  • asymmetrical results
  • muscle drooping
  • frozen expressions

Side effects:

  • light bruising or redness around injection area
  • mild pain
  • numbness
  • headache
  • double vision
  • mild nausea
  • blurred vision
  • dry mouth
  • swelling

*in rare cases, difficulty swallowing, speaking and breathing*

Click for more information on Botox injection procedures.

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