Flawless skin is a dream of every woman. However, as we age, skin starts to lose its collagen and elasticity that results in dull and darker skin. Cosmetic surgeries are good option to enhance the facial features, but not everyone can afford to spend thousands of dollars. Beauty products play a good role in covering up most of the flaws but provide a temporary solution. Science understood the needs and collaborated with the medicine – resulting in an injectable solution called “Botox”.
Botox has gained immense popularity not only among women but also among men. Millions of people are opting for Botox due to its long-lasting results. Around 6.7 million people opted for Botox last year and have satisfying results. People who have not experienced Botox yet have many questions rising in their mind such as what are effects, what is the cost and what is it?
What is Botox?
Botox is a substance filled in an injection and injected into the muscles. The purpose of Botox is to prevent wrinkles and fine lines. The substance is made up of Clostridium botulinum, bacteria found in a natural atmosphere that is inactive and non-toxic. The Botox, when injected, blocks the nerve signals to certain muscles, paralyzing the muscles to prevent the wrinkles and lines caused by the movement of muscles. Besides treating wrinkles and fine lines, it also helps to treat:
- Excessive sweating
- Muscular disorders
- Bladder disorders
- Bowel disorders
Botox is cost effective. It does not cost you a heap of money, unlike other cosmetic procedures. The cost of Botox depends on the unit. The number of units used in the treatment will be the cost you have to pay. Some patients get their treatment done with only one unit and some with three. Doctors and patients believe that Botox is extremely affordable. To get an estimate, consult your laser expert.
Is it Safe?
You will hear mixed reviews about Botox. People who have been through the procedure are best to talk to, as they will be able to explain the effects of Botox. Botox is considered completely safe if used correctly with the appropriate amount of dosage. The licensed practitioner should do the treatment; in case of any errors, Botox can be dangerous.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Botox is considered safe and do not come with any major side effects. However, due to the use of injection, some redness, swelling, and bruising might appear for few days. In some cases, people face sagging eyebrows and eyelids, but that is also temporary.
Keep in mind that Botox is not a permanent solution as well; however, it does last for 4 to 6 months. You can always opt for touch-ups if you want to maintain your look. In case, if you are not satisfied with Botox, you can stop the treatment right away. Also, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is always a good idea to consult your laser expert because some cosmetic procedure is not advisable in these conditions. Also, ensure that this procedure must take place at a reputable laser clinic.