Is Botox Cosmetics Right For You?
Botox Cosmetics is commonly used by millions of men and women to reduce fine to moderate facial lines and wrinkles. There are some indicating factors you can use to determine if Botox is right for you.
Botox is a neurotoxic protein that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This substance actually blocks the nerve impulses that tense up muscles and create wrinkles over time. This is why Botox also helps reduce wrinkles from worsening. This paralyzed state is only temporary, and generally wears off within 4 to 6-months.
How do you know if Botox Cosmetics is right for you? One way to find out is to make an appointment with a doctor at Urgent Medical Center. The last thing you want is to let someone unlicensed or inexperienced do your injections, this can end very badly, even in death. Only a licensed doctor will know what is best for you, including how much to use and where it should be applied.
Signs Botox Cosmetics May Be Right For You
You have fine to moderate lines on your face that bother you. The wrinkles best aided by Botox are those that form based on over contraction of muscles. Botox freezes the muscles so that they no longer contract, reducing wrinkles and returning your face to its naturally smooth appearance.
You don’t want to undergo plastic surgery. Botox is far more affordable than a face-lift and is also much less invasive or risky. It doesn’t require anywhere near the same amount of healing time either, although it is highly effective at turning back the clock reducing wrinkles and fine to moderate lines. Botox provides smoother skin today and fewer wrinkles in the future without any surgery, staples or blood.
You have an upcoming event that you want to look your best for. Do you have an upcoming wedding, photo shoot or even family reunion that you want to look your very best for? If so, Botox provides fast results without much, if any, downtime. Even if your upcoming event is only 2 or 3 weeks away Botox is a great option in order to look and feel your best.
You are very expressive. The cause of fine lines and wrinkles relate directly to making a lot of facial expressions. If you are overly expressive your muscles contract a lot, over time this causes lines to form that eventually become visible even when you are not making any facial expressions at all. Botox should never keep you from smiling, laughing or even making a frown, but it does prevent your muscles from wrinkling, thus reducing wrinkles from forming or worsening.
As long as you go into the process with realistic expectations you are likely to be satisfied with the results, hence the overall popularity of Botox.
What To Expect When You Get Botox
Botox treatments are very simple. Your makeup will be removed in order for the doctor to get a clear view of your face and where any veins are located. You are numbed and ice is applied to the injection sites, both to help numb the skin and shrink blood vessels.
Prior to injections you will be asked to make several faces, such as frowning and smiling, this ensures the doctor works to fill in just the right places. Ice bags will be placed on your face immediately following injections to help reduce inflammation and any discomfort. There may be some pressure but injections shouldn’t be painful.
You will be free to leave right after your procedure. It is recommended that you do not lie down for 2-4 hours following injections. You should also avoid rigorous exercise for 24-48 hours.
Always tell your doctor if you are taking any medications or supplements, as well as any allergies you have. Vitamins, mineral supplements and medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin lead to an increased risk of bruising and bleeding. A doctor may recommend that you stop taking certain medications or supplements 7-days prior to treatments to reduce associated risks.
Are There Any Side Effects of Botox Cosmetics?
The side effects of Botox are much less severe than surgery, and serious side effects are rare. The most common mild symptoms of Botox include bruising and headaches as well as nausea. Symptoms tend to appear immediately following injections and go away within a few days or even a few hours. Within a week you should see the final results, which should last anywhere from 3-6 months.
Severe allergic reactions are rare but possible. If you experience severe symptoms, such as difficultly breathing, swallowing or talking you need to see a doctor right away.
Urgent Medical Center provides the highest quality Botox injections. Contact us today or schedule an appointment to discuss if Botox is right for you.