In the United States, more than million men and women had cosmetic Botulinum (Botox) injections in 2013.  Botox injections temporarily paralyze or reduce muscle contractions in order to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, treat neck spasms and reduce excessive sweating. Botox was the first drug to use botulinum toxin, although there are a variety of other similar drugs available now (Dysport, Myobloc, Xeomin). Finding a qualified and compatible doctor to give you a Botox injection is important so that you feel comfortable and minimize the risk of any side effects.
It is possible to safely and accurately administer your injectable medications in the privacy of your home. Safe injection practices protect the patient, the person giving the injection, as well as the environment. The two common types of injections administered at home are subcutaneous, which includes the administration of insulin, and intramuscular injections. If you must give yourself injections or give injections to a close friend or family member, you must first learn how to do so from the healthcare provider who is prescribing the medication to be injected.