You might have read about Botox Cosmetic in advertisements, blogs and celebrity gossip magazines, or may be heard about it from your friends. But there are a lot of misconceptions about Botox treatment and how it is used.
Botox Cosmetic has been available on prescription issued in the United States since the FDA approved it in 2002. The exact same Botox injected for medical purposes (such as uncontrolled muscle spasms) was first approved by the FDA in 1989. Botox is actually the trade name for a substance injected into the skin which is known to slow down muscle movement, and prevents wrinkles from developing or worsening.
Hazardously, high levels of this poison have the ability to paralyze, and even kill someone. However, whilst it has been described as “the most poisonous substance known”, it all comes down to purity and dose when used safely for cosmetic purposes. “This makes lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and frown lines, less obvious”, says Dr. Ayesha. Consequently, they can temporarily alter your appearance without the need for surgery.
Botox injections are now one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available in the world and there are a overabundance of celebrities that are rumored as swearing by youth-keeping injections. And while it is immensely popular for aesthetic purposes, Botox is actually pretty handy for other conditions too, including stopping excessive sweat. Believe it or not, an increasing number of men are having Botox injected into their scrotum.
Cosmetic Botox injections function by blocking the nerve signals to certain muscles. The muscles then become more relaxed, which in turn reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your skin. The price varies depending on how much is used per session.
The prices of Botox rise and falls depending on where you go to get it done and the number of areas treated. It is worth doing your research before you undergo the treatment and remember that going ‘cheap’ isn’t always a good idea. For expert guidance contact Dr. Ayesha Akbar. She is a board-certified Internist and Endocrinologist specializing in Age Management Medicine. She has always desired to help patients achieve wellness through hormone balance and preventative medicines and is also a board-certified Anti-Aging Specialist. Get her expert opinion by just making a phone call at 815-464-7212.
The effect of Botox lasts for 4-6 months which means you will need top-ups a few times a year if you wish to maintain your line-free look. Once you’ve had Botox injected, the effects on the muscles usually become visible within a few hours, with the main effects appearing after about a week.
Botox is a relatively safe treatment, but it should always be undertaken by a qualified medical professional to ensure that you are getting the correct amount in the right area. Visiting someone without the proper qualifications and experience could lead to asymmetrical results, muscle drooping, frozen expressions as well as various other dangerous consequences.
While many celebs keep it under censorship when it comes to experimenting with Botox, others are more open and rave about its benefits. Celebrities who openly admit to having had injections include Sharon Osbourne, Simon Cowell, Courtney Cox and Sam Bailey.