At SkinRenew, we know how important it is to really feel good about yourself. As time goes on and we all age, we also know how difficult it can be to maintain certain aspects of your beauty. Facial wrinkles are the most apparent sign of an aging body. Though completely natural, wrinkles can and often do seriously affect a person’s perspective of their own natural beauty. Because so many people are so affected by facial wrinkles, there are
many ways to attempt to treat them and reduce their prominence.
BOTOX, being so powerfully effective and simple to use, has quickly become the most popular treatment for facial wrinkles. In fact, BOTOX is so effective at what it does that it has actually become the most popular cosmetic surgical treatment. In the United States alone, millions of people have received BOTOX treatments. In 2012 alone, there were over 6 million BOTOX procedures administered. Its generally favorable results combined with its quick, non-invasive procedures have ensured BOTOX’s continued growth in the cosmetic treatment industry.
BOTOX is actually a contraction of botulinum toxin, which is the chemical that makes BOTOX treatments so effective. While it may at first seem scary to inject a toxin into the body, BOTOX treatments have proved time and again to be safe, with minimal, short-term side effects. The most common side effects include things like headache pain, temporary eyelid droop, nausea, and some bruising at the injection site.
While these common side effects are mild, there can be other risks associated with BOTOX. As with any
medication or injection we put into our bodies, there are known and unknown potential side effects and complications. Everybody is different and reacts in different ways to differing amounts of different chemicals. To be sure BOTOX is right for you, you should not hesitate to talk to a doctor and learn as much as you can about the procedure.
When the toxin is injected, it is in a highly diluted form. Injections are customized for every patient, as every patient has unique needs. BOTOX works by producing a temporary paralysis of the facial muscle that generally lasts about two to four months. Paralyzing the muscle softens the lines and wrinkles in the face, leaving the patient looking younger.
Patients see results over the following two to fourteen days. Since the effects are not permanent, patients usually get renewal injections once the effects of the last procedure begin to diminish. It may seem like an intense way to keep yourself looking younger, but BOTOX procedures have helped many people be happier about their appearance. Beauty is subjective, but it can be very important to look beautiful to yourself. Being happy about your body can positively impact many different areas of your life. In the end, you have to decide for yourself if the procedure and its risks are right for you.