Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure being carried out in North America today! It is quite safe and can be completed in a very short time. And Botox does more than just help remove wrinkles, it can also be used for migraines, brow lifts and sweating issues.
What is Botox?
Botox is a natural-occurring protein that is used to relax the muscles which cause wrinkles. Its duration lasts about 3-4 months.
Is Botox Just for Older People Looking to Eliminate Wrinkles?
The answer is no. Most people associate Botox with older individuals and wrinkles. The truth is, younger people are getting Botox too which helps prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place. Once you start getting wrinkles, it becomes a little harder to reverse that effect. Therefore, it is best to prevent these wrinkles from forming in the first place. Click here to see the effects of Botox on two identical twins – one who received Botox regularly and one who did not. The results are dramatic!
Botox can also be used to increase the arch of the eyebrow by giving it a brow lift. Botox also is used as an adjunct to help relieve migraines and TMJ issues.
Does my Face Become Expressionless after Botox?
No, you are still able to show the same expressions as before. A lot of people confuse Botox use and other cosmetic procedures such as face lift results, where people seem to have lost their abilities to smile and other facial expressions. With Botox, only the muscles that cause wrinkles are relaxed therefore allowing you to perform all regular expressions. If you are having your frown lines relaxed, then you will be unable to produce your usual frown expression. But studies have shown that losing the ability to frown can improve your overall level of happiness.
Are There Any Side Effects or Recovery Time?
There are very few minor side effects such as tenderness, headaches or bruising which usually subside quickly. There is no down time associated with Botox, so you could have it completed and return to work right after without any signs that you had Botox done.
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