If you have wrinkles, chances are you have thought about Botox. But what is this little miracle injection that has been popular for so many years now? Botox injections have become commonplace in America and around the world. But many people don\u2019t know what it actually does or the numerous benefits of Botox. If you have had Botox injections, you are probably one of the millions of people who praise the results. If you are interested in Botox, call the professionals at Metro Vein Clinic. We offer Botox injections in a safe, sterile, and friendly environment. We have convenient locations around the Twin Cities, and we pride ourselves on creating satisfied customers. What is Botox? Botox is the common name for onabotulinumtoxina. Botox derives from a bacteria that causes botulism. When it occurs on its own, botulism can cause paralysis by blocking nerve activity. Botulism is rare, and you must treat it quickly. When injected in a controlled amount, however, the results can be helpful and effective in treating a variety of symptoms and diseases. In the 1980s, ophthalmologists introduced Botox as a way to treat muscle disorders of the eyes. Over the years, the medical world discovered other benefits. The FDA accepted Botox in 2002 for the treatment of lines and wrinkles on the face. Researchers regularly rank Botox injections in the top five of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed every year. Botox injection should only be administered by a medical professional who has been trained, never at home or by someone unlicensed. A trained professional will inject Botox into a muscle. For your safety, you should not get Botox injections more than once every three months. Depending on the reason for the injections, you may receive doses in more than one area of your body at a single time. Ensure you follow all of the instructions your doctor or healthcare provider gives you. The time it takes for symptoms to ease or diminish depends on what you are treating. Some people see improvement in a matter of days; others may need to wait a few weeks. Botox injections only provide temporary relief. The symptoms can return. What is it Used For? There are many reasons to use Botox. The most commonly associated treatment is for fine lines and wrinkles. However, there are many other uses for Botox injections. Practitioners widely use Botox to treat muscle spasms and stiffness. Many people have cervical dystonia, which is severe spasms in your neck. Botox injections can ease the discomfort associated with this disorder. It is common to use Botox for stiffness in the elbows, wrists, knees, fingers, ankles, and toes. If you have hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating of the underarms, you might benefit from Botox injections. Botox can also treat overactive bladder or incontinence that is caused by nerve disorders. Many people who suffer from chronic migraine headaches have experienced the benefit of Botox injections. If you have migraines more than fifteen days a month that last at least four hours, ask about Botox. Doctors can also use Botox injections to treat certain eye conditions that arise from nerve disorders. Whether you experience uncontrolled blinking, eyelid spasms, or a condition where your eyes can\u2019t focus in the same direction, Botox might provide some relief. What are the Benefits of Botox? There are many benefits to this type of treatment. From addressing fine lines to helping with bladder control, you should experience relief in a relatively short period. At Metro Vein Clinic, we specialize in Botox injections for fine lines and wrinkles. Our patients often see results in as little as 24 to 48 hours. You should maintain visible results for up to four months. When you see Dr. Afzal at Metro Vein Clinic, you are in the best hands in the Twin Cities. In an appointment that takes about ten minutes, you will have fewer wrinkles and frown lines. There is no downtime or recovery period so that you can get back to your normal life immediately, with fewer wrinkles. What to Expect? If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to become pregnant soon, you should hold off on Botox injections. There are also certain medications that you should avoid while receiving Botox. Talk to your doctor about the risks and the precautions you should take. Some people notice headaches after the injections. Bruising or pain at the injection site is possible, as well. Very few cases result in drooping eyelids or eyebrows. If you do decide to try Botox injections, there are a few guidelines to follow. Avoid aspirin or ibuprofen at the time of injection and in the two weeks before, to lessen the chance of bruising. Make sure your doctor knows all of the supplements you are taking, even natural ones and vitamins. You want to avoid anything that will thin your blood or cause bleeding. Speak to your doctor about the results you wish to see. If you are looking to use Botox to treat wrinkles, ensure your doctor is aware the look you want so he or she can adjust the dosage. Call Metro Vein Clinic Today At Metro Vein Clinic, we have been treating patients around Minneapolis for seven years. Our physicians have a combined 75 years of experience. Last year, Dr. Afzal performed more than 1,000 neurotoxin procedures. If you want the wrinkle-free skin that you deserve, ask us about the benefits of Botox. Not only do we treat wrinkles in our office, but we also handle a variety of other issues, like spider and varicose veins. We have comfortable treatment rooms and a friendly staff to ensure your time with us not only solves your problems but is enjoyable too. We have Saturday appointments for those that are busy during the week. We will also walk you through the insurance maze so you know you are getting everything covered that possibly can be with as little out of pocket as possible. Our patients consistently leave stellar reviews on Facebook and Google. We work hard to ensure every patient is completely satisfied, and it shows. Call us today at (612)789-8346 and see how soon we can get rid of those lines and wrinkles on your face and leave the smooth, beautiful skin you deserve.