“Don’t do Botox! Later your face become stiff and you become uglier than before.” You probably had many caring aunties telling you this along with some photo proof of people who didn’t look how they want after Botox. But is Botox actually safer and way more common than you think?
Botox injectables have become quite popular in recent years, but there are still many misconceptions about their safety and efficacy. In this article, we will explore what Botox is, where it can be used on your face, the different types of Botox available, how it works, the downtime associated with it, the benefits it offers, and conclude if it is really as bad and scary as your aunt said.
What is Botox?
Botox is a type of neuromodulator that targets the muscles responsible for creating wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet on your face. It involves injecting a small amount of botulinum toxin into targeted muscles in your face to temporarily paralyze them. It paralyze the muscles by blocking the nerve signals that trigger muscle contractions, which can cause wrinkles and lines to soften or disappear.
While paralyzing muscles can sounds really scary, (we are sure a few scary images may have flashed within your mind) but rest assure, botox is actually safer than you think! The procedure is quick and minimally invasive, with no need for anesthesia or incisions, though numbing cream will be applied to minimise any discomfort.
Is Botox safe for you?
Botox is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment that has been used for many years. While there are some risks associated with the treatment, such as bruising, redness, and swelling, they are minimal and rare. In fact, Botox is actually safer than many people believe, and it is a great option for those looking to improve their appearance and boost their confidence.
The dose of botulinum toxin for Botox is really small which is largely devoid of serious side effects. National Library of Medicine stated that there are no long-term or life-threatening effects based on administrating the correct dose for a cosmetic treatment. The best way is to work with an experienced doctor who can administer the correct amount to create a natural-looking result.
Where Can You Do Botox on Your Face?
BOTOX can be used on various parts of your face, including:
What Types of Botox Are There?
We use two types of Botox at Become Aesthetics Clinic:
- Dysport – Dysport is a type of Botox that is used to treat moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.
- Xeomin – Xeomin is a type of Botox that is used to treat moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox works by blocking the nerve signals that tell your muscles to contract. When injected into the muscles responsible for creating wrinkles and lines, it relaxes them, allowing the skin to smooth out and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
The Downtime of Botox
One of the benefits of Botox is that there is little to no downtime associated with the procedure. You can go back to your regular activities immediately after the injection, although you should avoid strenuous exercise for a few hours.
The Benefits of Botox
Botox offers many benefits, including:
- Reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Preventing the formation of new wrinkles and lines
- Improving the overall appearance of your face
- Boosting your confidence and self-esteem
In conclusion, Botox is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment that offers many benefits. While there are some risks associated with the treatment, they are minimal and rare. Botox is not as bad and scary as your aunt may have led you to believe and could be a great option for those looking to improve their appearance and boost their confidence. If you are interested to know more, do enquire with us at Become Aesthetics Clinic today!
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