Quite simply, the popularity of Botox has exploded over the past few years.
It has become a mainstay of cosmetic treatment, removing fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing. Compared to other procedures like facelifts, it has lower costs and much lower complication rates.
It’s no wonder then that women and men everywhere are now turning to Botox for it’s miraculous effects on the skin.
And its popularity extends beyond merely its anti-ageing effects. For example, its FDA approval reassures many about its efficacy and safety. The fact that it has use in a range of health issues gives it a status above other cosmetic treatments, like facelifts. We will talk about this in a second, but first, a few Botox facts:
How does it work? And Other Quick Botox Facts
Botox is a brand name for Botulinum Toxin. Though Botox is its most popular formulation, it is made by other companies with brand names such as Dysport and Myobloc with similar effects.
It is a special medicine that is injected under skin to stop the movement of the muscles. The impulses from the brain are still there, but Botox stops them getting to the muscles and causing wrinkles.
That’s because at the end of the day, the cause of wrinkles is excessive facial movements over long periods. This is how Botox has its effect: by causing a barrier between your brain and muscles, stopping this build up of wrinkles over the years.
Because Botox works by limiting facial muscle movement, you may feel slightly frozen. However, this will be minimal with a trained professional, and you should still be able to move your face as long your practitioner does not use too much of the drug.
That this all means is that it should help you achieve younger looking and smoother skin, and most people are happy with the results. The effects of Botox last a few months, with most treatment lasting between 2 months and half a year. Everyone is different, so you might need injections more or less frequently yourself.
Botox will help you stay looking younger
1. Non-surgical solution
Many people go for dermal fillers or surgical treatment to reduce the wrinkles and fine lines. Botox is a less painful solution, while still providing great results.
- The injections takes just a few minutes, and the benefits can be seen within a day
- It’s great at removing wrinkles from the the mouth, laugh lines, and forehead
- The only pain that you will have to feel is a sharp scratch of the needle
Treatment from a highly skilled doctor with many years of experience will help you feel safer about any side effects. Complications are minimal, but any respectable clinician will explain these to you in detail before proceeding.
2. Control your sweating
Excessive sweating is a common issue these days. It can make you feel embarrassed when you are in public. You might be able to control the smell with the help of perfume and deodorant, but sweat stains are much harder to control.
Botox treatment can help treat this issue at the source. Injections in the armpits can control the production of sweat by paralysing your sweat glands. In this way, the normal amount of sweat will be produced from your body. It will enhance your confidence and you will feel relaxed even in crowded places.
3. Surprising advantage
Since the very beginning, we have known that Botox treatment is used for skin and to remove the signs of aging. In a recent study, it has been shown that Botox has many other surprising benefits and one of them is treatment of a chronic headache known as migraine.
Though the mechanism isn’t currently well understood, this effect has been demonstrated in high quality studies. Plus, when you’re not suffering from migraines, you have more time to look after yourself and your skin.
Get the treatment from professionals
There are many spas and saloons that provide Botox treatment. However, you have to remember that it is not a simple massage or haircut. It is a medical procedure, and as such, should only be performed by a qualified medical professional such as a doctor. This ensures the highest quality of treatment as well as aftercare. If you are planning to have Botox treatment it is recommended to consult a plastic surgeon or dermatologist.
Regarding the condition of your skin and your lifestyle, your specialist will do their best to give you the ideal dosage. Depending on how your doctor sets pricing, the dosage might affect pricing. Others, however, charge per area for simplicity, and if that is the case then you will know pricing already. Be careful with spa treatments that seem too cheap – these often use inferior products from less qualified individuals.
Disclaimer: this article is for information only, and forms no substitute for medical advice at all. The Cosmetics Guru does not endorse any medical procedure. Advice should only be taken from your medical professional, and as such, your reliance on any information given in this article is solely at your own risk. If you have any questions regarding cosmetic treatments or any medical procedure at all, they should be addressed to your doctor.