Making physical improvements is always a tough choice. You want to change your overall appearance but you are apprehensive about the end result. Will it look ok? What are the side effects? How long will it last? Today, more people are turning towards Botulinum toxins, also known as Botox, to improve their appearance. Historically a more onerous procedure reserved only for celebrities, Botox has become the go-to for many wanting a minimally invasive procedure with maximum results. Below are reasons why you should consider Botox injections to achieve your cosmetic goals, and did you know that it can do much more than just this?
1. It helps wrinkles
Botox has been a proven remedy for wrinkles and lines on your forehead and around your eyes and mouth by blocking signals from nerves to muscles. Injecting Botox into a muscle keeps it from contracting and allows the wrinkle to slacken. Remember that Botox is not a permanent solution. In order to obtain the look that you desire, you may have to get numerous injections, but the good news is if you receive enough procedures, the wrinkles may start to relax more naturally, requiring less treatments. It is recommended that people undergo the procedure every three to four months for best results.
2. It is non-invasive
With most surgeries, you need to make preparations, take weeks off of work, and spend some time recovering which can entail dealing with some pretty awful side effects. The good news about Botox is it is quick and convenient. An average procedure can take as little as 15 minutes and merely consists of an injection to the desired area. You do not have to prepare for it, take time off work, or spend days or weeks recovering. No anaesthetic is required so you can get your injection and carry on with the rest of your day with ease. While results will not be immediate, you will see results in approximately 2 days.The person performing the injections does not have to be a doctor, but ensure the person doing the procedure is licensed and insured.
3. It is a safer procedure
There is always a risk when undergoing surgery and cosmetic surgeries are no different. Some are dangerous and can cause permanent, undesired defects or more serious incidents such as internal bleeding. In comparison, Botox injections are much safer. Since the procedure was approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States in 1989, there have been no fatalities as a result of receiving Botox injections. In Canada, Health Canada cites no deaths with Botox use either.Feeling minimal side effects such as bruising and a slack feeling where the injection was administered is common however. Some people have experienced more serious side effects such as muscle weakness and irregular heartbeat. These effects are not common and usually do not last long at all. If you experience any of these side effects, seek medical care.
4. It can treat more than your appearance
When people think “Botox” they usually think of a procedure strictly to address cosmetic issues often seen as trivial. However, Botox is being used more and more these days to treat a multitude of health problems. The procedure has been proven to be effective in treating migraine sufferers where no pharmaceutical treatments have helped in easing symptoms. It has also been used in treating hyperhidrosis, blurred vision, muscle spasms, incontinence, acne, and undesired effects of Parkinson’s disease. As a result, Botox injections have evolved into a procedure that has the potential to improve the quality of life for many.