It can be argued that botox is the leading product that smooths fine lines and wrinkles. It has long now been considered a miracle product in the cosmetic industry. However it does have its pros and cons.
Is botox dangerous?
Botox is a neurotoxin and comes from the a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. It is not to be ingested due to the fact that it affects the nerves in the muscles and can cause paralysis and worse. But in its clinical use in spas and at the dermatologist office, it is only injected in super tiny amounts to specific little muscles in the face, neck etc. The bacteria then causes a block between the muscle and nerve and the muscle relaxes. Thus, smoothing out the wrinkle. And in turn over time, your muscle isn’t being utilized as much – such as a frown or smile line muscle so it keeps the wrinkle from reforming as well.
The procedure of using botox for fine lines and wrinkles should only be performed in an office with an experienced and licensed nurse or doctor. In small doses, the FDA has approved its use as safe with minimal side effects.
Does botox make me look like I’ve had plastic surgery?
Botox is not really a procedure that causes you to look like you’ve had lots of surgery, unless you overdo it. Because it relaxes the muscles, a lot of injections done often is going to give your face a less expressive and more static look. Most professional licensed clinicians understand this and only administer botox in the most safe and effective way to improve your appearance without making you look plastic.
For the people who get botox done professionally, normally no one can tell. However, using too many fillers in addition to the botox can definitely give you a more puffy plus immobile appearance that seems less natural. There is always a balance between improving your look and changing your look to something less natural or less appealing.
Botox is a very powerful way to dramatically enhance your appearance by removing fine lines and wrinkles immediately. This power should be wielded carefully and considerately. For instance, you may wish to choose what area of your face to have it done. Typically between the eyes, crow’s feet, forehead and smile lines are most common choices, however, because the muscles of the face are so intricate you will want to use it most minimally so you can keep expression. Expression in the face is also part of your beauty and your appeal. It is important to discuss with your clinician how to reduce a fine line or wrinkle you want to see removed and still retain natural expression.
In conclusion, botox is generally considered safe when administered in a professional licensed facility, and definitely reduces and improves fine lines and wrinkles. However, botox should always be used minimally, with consideration given to where to do the work and how to do it in such a way to retain natural and free expression.
Visit your local medical spa or dermatologist to learn more and make sure to ask questions and when it comes to your appearance, never let anyone else tell you what is wrong with you and convince you to do something you are not sure you want to do. It is important that you are on the same page with your clinician, whether it is with a laser hair removal treatment or a botox injection. You can be very happy with your botox treatment if you have all of your facts, and feel in total control of the decision you make