Women are always on the lookout for ways to look younger and over the last decade, Botox treatments have become increasingly popular in the quest for prolonged youth. So what exactly is Botox, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of the procedure?
What Is Botox?
One of today’s most popular cosmetic treatments, Botox is produced using a natural organism called Clostridium Botulinum. It is injected into the face to paralyse the muscles which reduces wrinkles and fine lines. Although botulinum toxin is a poisonous substance it is only used in tiny amounts for this treatment which does not only have cosmetic applications but can also be used medically for conditions such as muscle disorders and bladder and bowel complaints.
What Are The Advantages Of Botox Treatment?
Effective Wrinkle Removal
The greatest advantage of this treatment is the effective removal of facial wrinkles. These quick and simple injections work especially well around the eyes and there are virtually no side effects due to the small amount of toxin used.
Long Lasting Results
Although this treatment is not permanent, the results are long lasting meaning that there is no need to return too frequently for further injections.
While some other cosmetic procedures such as facelifts are extremely invasive, this treatment requires no painful surgery and will not produce unsightly scarring.
No Recovery Time
After receiving these injections, the patient can return to their daily life straight away without having to take any time out for recovery. This is a quick and simple treatment which can easily be done in a lunch hour before returning to work.
For people who suffer from migraines or jaw pain there can be an added advantage to having these injections as they are able to relieve the symptoms of these conditions, leaving the patient pain-free.
Are There Any Disadvantages?
Lack Of Facial Mobility
Some people receiving these injections find that their face lacks mobility and they find it difficult to express emotions. Luckily this is only a temporary problem.
Bruising And Redness
Immediately following the injection, some people find that they develop redness and swelling at the site however it will quickly subside.
Although there are many advantages to having this beauty treatment, there are a couple of disadvantages. Luckily these issues are only temporary, disappearing over time. The benefits of this procedure greatly outweigh the disadvantages.