How Botox Works – And Do You Need It?
Calling out 1990 babies, this is your last year in your 20's. We always desire flawless, 'younger', plumper looking skin, it's not doubt why you'd wonder if Botox is a good option for you. It can provide you with both cosmetic and pain relief benefits, but it does have some risks you should be aware of before taking the plunge.
So, if you’ve ever wondered about how Botox works, we are going to break it down for you.
Nothing but the Facts
Botox is a toxin that essentially blocks the signals to your nerves and prevents the injected muscle from contracting. Injecting small amounts of this toxin results in relaxed, softened lines of the face. The procedure is commonly used to reduce wrinkles in the forehead, around your eye (crow’s feet), and in your frown lines.
The doctor will numb the area being treated and then inject the Botox to the desired area. You will probably feel a small pinch, but most people find the pain to be very manageable.
While the wrinkle relief benefits are obvious, did you know that Botox is actually great in treating migraine headaches as well? You may require a lot more shots when it comes to treating chronic headaches – talk to your doctor about if it’s right for you.
Are There Any Downsides to Botox?
As with every cosmetic procedure, you should always be aware of any risks involved.
The most serious side effect of Botox is facial paralysis. This is extreme and also very rare, but that’s why it’s important to find a doctor who knows what they’re doing. We can’t stress this enough! Other less severe risks could include muscle weakness or stiffness, swelling and infection.
The best thing you can do is find a reputable doctor in your area to educate you and prevent adverse effects.
So, Is It Right for You?
Truth be told ladies, deciding if you need or want Botox is a completely personal decision. Most people don’t experience any problems when getting Botox, but you should always weigh the pros and cons first. Many doctors are highly trained in this treatment nowadays – find out if it’s anti-aging and pain relief benefits are right for you!