A lot of people still seem to think that only celebrities and the rich are able to have Botox treatment. This is absolutely not true, since the treatment is actually really affordable. If you are struggling to grow old gracefully, and really don’t like your battle against the various signs of aging (crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles), then you may want to consider the treatment for yourself.
Botox was originally developed as a medication to address migraines and excessive sweating. However, medical professionals quickly discovered that a welcome side effect was that people experienced fewer wrinkles and fine lines as well. This lead to the development of Botox services as an anti-aging treatment, and it has grown in popularity ever since.
It is generally used around the lips, eyes and forehead. The procedure is very simple, virtually painless, and is performed on an outpatient basis. It is, in fact, so quick, that it has been dubbed the ‘lunchtime facelift’, with people having the treatment completed during their lunch break.
Where Can You Have Botox Treatment?
The best place to have Botox is on your glabellas lines, which are between the eyebrows. However, you can also have it done to address your crow’s feet, the frown lines that develop around your mouth, and the general lines on your forehead. The treatment is medically approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which means it is considered completely safe. Over the past ten years, more and more people have opted for the treatment and it is now considered the most effective and the most popular anti-aging treatment around.
How Does it Work?
Essentially, the Botox is injected into the muscles of the face, which cause wrinkles by contracting. The toxin then paralyzes these muscles, which means they no longer contract, smoothing out the wrinkles. The effects are usually visible around one week after treatment and they can last for between three and six months. The more often you have the treatment, the longer the effects will last. Your body slowly absorbs the Botox proteins, which means the effects subside over time.
How Is the Treatment Performed?
You have to make sure that you visit a properly licensed physician to have your treatment completed. This is because the Botox toxin is a dangerous toxin, and it has to be administered in the right amounts in the right place. You may have heard of people having a ‘frozen face’, which happens when too much of the product is applied. Only physicians that don’t have the proper licenses and registrations would consider doing this.
Sterile needles are used to inject the product into the parts of the face where there are wrinkles. The needle is incredibly thin, which means no marks are left. A slight redness or bruising of the area can happen, but this will subside quite quickly. The procedure itself usually takes around half an hour to complete. Side effects are rare, but do discuss these with your consultant.