Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Botox is a treatment that has gained itself a fairly bad reputation over the years – through no fault of its own. Whenever botox is mentioned, it is the reams of celebrities who have had far too much treatment done that come to mind. But the reality is that you probably already know someone who has had botox, and you have absolutely no idea about it!
As with everything, botox is all about moderation. Have too much and it will look overdone. Have too little and you won’t notice enough of a difference to be happy. Have the right amount done, however, and you can be stunned by the results.

What is Botox?
Botox is a treatment that involves a patient receiving injections which are designed to block the nerve signals to muscles. As the muscles relax, wrinkles become less defined and so botox is commonly used for cosmetic purposes. It is therefore worth noting that botox will not get rid of all your wrinkles, but it will improve the appearance of them.
Typically, it is the areas around the eyes, around the eyebrows and on the forehead that are treated. But, other areas such as the jawline and even the armpits can be treated using botox.

Things you need to know about Botox:
It is safe!
As long as you do your research and ask the right questions (how many units are you getting during your treatment?, is the practitioner qualified?, what chemical are they using?) beforehand, Botox is safe!

Have a pre-treatment consultation

This is perhaps the most crucial tip we can give you. An experienced professional will always instruct you to have a consultation beforehand and if they don’t, it isn’t worth risking having the treatment done with them. The consultation will be used to evaluate the way that your face naturally moves so that the frozen face you’re used to seeing on celebrities can be avoided!

There are side-effects
While the side effects are relatively minor, you should still be aware of them before undergoing treatment.
The two most common side-effects of botox treatment include bruising and swelling at the injection site. Occasionally people may find they suffer from flu-like symptoms for the first 24 hours and some people have spoken of temporary droopiness of facial features.

Avoid the bargain deals
You might occasionally see offers floating around on discount websites for botox treatment but more often than not, they should be avoided. If the price is particularly low, it’s likely that you’re receiving a lower dosage, so you won’t see the results you’re hoping for.

Botox results are temporary
Typically it takes up to ten days to notice the difference following botox treatment, but after that, the results generally last between two and four months. After this time your body will have generated new receptors in your muscles and the treatment will need to be performed again to ensure a lasting fix.

Overall, when it comes to using Botox for cosmetic reasons, the number one thing that should be kept in mind is that your aim should be to preserve the way you look now. Botox will not drastically alter your appearance, so to avoid any disappointment, it’s best to determine a realistic outcome before undergoing any treatment.

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