There are certain truths that you have to realize about Botox and understanding these facts will help you make an informed choice.
What is Botox – Is it harmful to you?
The first thing that you have to realize about Botox is that it is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment. The substance called Botox is a derivative of an organic chemical released by a bacterium called the Clostridium Botulinum.
Many believe that Botox was made as a cosmetic chemical for beautification purposes. However, that is far from the truth. Botox was initially used for treating conditions like eye twitch, spasticity, neck contracture, etc.
Botox works by preventing the release of a chemical called acetylcholine from the nerve terminals. This causes a paralyzing effect on the muscles in that area. Botox is cosmetics that helps to remove wrinkles in the same way as it creates a temporary paralysis of the muscles beneath the wrinkles, causing the skin not to overarch on itself.
Botox had seen a much wider use after Allergan’s botulinum toxin type A was approved by the FDA in 1989. During this time, Botox was mainly reserved for treating medical conditions rather than in cosmetics.
When to use Botox treatment?
The best time to use Botox is when you see resting lines on your face. And there is no specific age where you would start to see them. If you have a habit of furrowing your brows or pursing your lips, then you might even see lingering lines as early as in your 20s.
However, the doctor does not recommend Botox treatment on patients who are 25 years or younger.
What is Preventive Botox Treatment?
Preventive Botox treatment is a Botox injection that you do to prevent the formation of wrinkles and fine lines in the first place. Instead of waiting till mid-thirties, preventive Botox treatment starts early in the late 20s.
The goal behind preventive Botox treatment is to stop the wrinkles and lines from an early age so that you won’t need many injections when you are older. When we compare a person who had preventive Botox and a person who hasn’t had preventive Botox, the later candidate will require more Botox injection, both in volume and numbers when visible signs of aging start to show.
Misconceptions about Botox treatment
The first and foremost is the belief that Botox actually fills the wrinkles to make them appear smooth. This is not true at all. Botox does not act as a filler material. Botox removes wrinkles by paralyzing the muscles that are responsible for overactive facial expression.
However, the effects of Botox are not permanent and will wear off in a few months’ time (which is about 3 to 4 months). After this period, the muscles will begin to work again, which again creates wrinkles.
Another misconception is that it is not safe. We will have to squash this theory too because Botox is one of the safest options to choose when we compare it to the invasive alternatives. It is estimated that only 1% of Botox recipients have any sort of reaction toward the treatment. The total number of Botox treatments in the US in the year 2019 was more than 7 million.
Even though a large populous of the US use Botox, there are pointless fears being spread around by people who haven’t understood how Botox works
Much of these arguments are spread by people who didn’t get the results that they were looking for in Botox treatment. And this is very important because there is a fine line between a good Botox treatment and a bad one.
The saving grace for a bad Botox treatment is that its effects are not permanent. So you can see the effects wearing off within a few months’ time. But what makes a good Botox Job?!
The difference between a good Botox treatment and a bad one
The mark of a good Botox treatment is having the positive effects of Botox on your skin while not looking like you have had a Botox treatment. A simple definition for a not so simple result.
A first and foremost element that make up a good Botox job is undoubtedly, the doctor. When you have an experienced aesthetician on your side, you can be confident of a job well done. The amount of Botox injected, the angle of application and spot of injection all play a crucial role in making a perfect Botox treatment.
There are certain spots on our faces that prove tricky when it comes to Botox application. Forehead and areas near the mouth are prime examples.
When Botox is applied to the forehead, the doctor or aesthetician must be careful about the amount and the area of application. If any of these factors are a bit off, then it leads to cases like unnaturally arched brows which the patient is unable to move at all.
Injections around the mouth also warrant attention because it is an area that people notice easily and lifeless lips are easiest when it comes to spotting a bad Botox job.
Side effects and risks
Critical complications are very rare. Side effects from Botox treatment vary from person to person and for most people, Botox does show any side effects. The following are the common side effects that arise from Botox treatments.
- Symptoms similar to the flu
- Allergic reactions
Before you get a Botox treatment, make sure that you tell your doctor about any existing health conditions.
Looking for doing Botox at a budget might not do you any good. Expert doctors with substantial clinical experience are vital towards delivering safe Botox treatment. We at Alluring Touch Med Spa provide safe Botox treatment for our clients. A medical questionnaire is always used to see if the client is medically safe to undergo the treatment. We will commence treatment only if the patient is physically fit for the same. Visit Alluring Touch Med Spa to get the best cosmetic treatments today!