Is there anyone who hasn’t heard of botox? I seriously doubt it. Although this is a relatively new procedure, it has become such commonly used cosmetic application that many individuals are aware of it. It goes without saying, that before getting the procedure done, a talk with a cosmetic doctor is going to take place. He or she is an excellent source of the ins and outs of getting botox injection, and will have pamphlets available listing any possible side effects and what to do in the event of having a reaction, as rare as they are.
So, in your quest of, linefree face, you’ve decided to go for it! That’s great! It is a relatively low risk procedure, minimally invasive (just a simple injection), only takes about 10 minutes or less to complete, and no down time. You can go out in public immediately and no one will be the wiser. As we age, the elasticity of our skin diminishes, creating lines and furrows. Our repeated daily facial expressions will form dynamic and static furrows. What does that mean? Dynamic lines happen when we use facial expressions as we speak. Static furrows develop over a long period of time, and remain there even when our facial muscles are not moving.
Botox works wonders on light to medium lines and furrows around eyes, on forehead, and between eyebrows. It is also more suitable to treating horizontal lines as opposed to vertical lines. For deep furrow such as between the eyebrows, it will take facial filler first. No need for freezing, the prick of the very fine needle feels like a mosquito bite. That’s about it.
What happens during the procedure?
Well, here are the few simple steps:
- Before starting, the doctor will examine your ability to move the targeted muscles in order to determine where to inject botox.
- Then you will receive a few tiny little injections into the targeted muscles.
- The proper dosage is determined by the doctor. Obviously, the more botox you receive, the more “frozen” the muscle, and therefore longer lasting the effects.
In a nutshell, that’s it! It’s just that simple. The effects of botox last from 4 to 6 months. It takes about 4 days before you will notice that you can’t scowl even when you try. That’s a wonderful feeling. It’s a huge confidence booster. I now notice that I actually look at people’s facial expressions when they speak and notice the movement of the muscles. Think I should become a doctor? 🙂 Just a few precautions though:
- Prescription and non-prescription meds
- Neurological or muscle disorders
Report above mentioned conditions to your doctor before administering botox. Side effects are very rare with proper dose being administered by a doctor. Go out and enjoy your line free face! Be proud!
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