Botox Basics

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Everyone gets wrinkles and crow’s feet as they age. While some people learn to live with these facial lines and wrinkles, others want to look as healthy-looking and younger as possible. Before, the popular options to slow the process of aging and ease the look of wrinkles are spa treatments, home remedies, serums and creams. But things have changed since Botox has been introduced to the market. This treatment is getting more and more popular. And the reason is simply this: it’s the most efficient option where results are clearly visible.

Botox Injections: What You Need to Know

But before you go under the needle and get rid of those unwanted lines and wrinkles, there are things that you need to know first about Botox injections. Here are some of them:

Botox is not a kind of a product, but a brand name. It stands for botulinum toxin, which is a neurotoxin injection designed to temporarily eliminate fine lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles. It works by relaxing facial muscles. A diluted solution of neurotoxin is injected with a small needle into the desired muscle where the wrinkles and lines are.

People think that Botox hurts and takes much time. Well, you need to know that it is actually the contrary. The treatment does not take that much time because administering the solution only lasts around 10 minutes. It is not painful too and is pretty comfortable. You might experience minor swelling or redness in the injection site. But other than these, you won’t feel a thing.

The effect of Botox is not permanent. In fact, it’s a temporary solution for the wrinkles and lines. Usually, the effect lasts up to 3 to 4 months. In order to keep the results, it needs to be administered periodically. Also, in order for the Botox to work properly and last longer, it must be correctly done and injected. That is why, it is highly advised that you only get Botox from a trusted, trained and experienced professional. The professional must be certified and licensed to administer the injection. Make sure to ask about the experience and qualifications of the professional before you let him/her administer the solution under your skin. Above all else, safety first.

Is Botox Safe?

This brings us to the most important question. Is it safe? The general is answer is “yes.” In fact, Botox has a safe history. According to a study, the FDA only recorded 36 serious adverse effects of Botox from 1989 to 2003. And considering that millions undergo this treatment, such number is relatively small. The safety record for Botox is highly impressive. Some studies might cast doubts as to the safety of Botox. But as far as figures and recorded incidences are concerned, this injection solution is pretty safe.

Is Botox Right for You?

We now know that Botox works, well at least, as a permanent solution, and that it is safe; the next concern would be: is it right for you? Botox works for everyone. But there are things you need to consider first before you decide. You need to understand that Botox can be expensive especially because you need to periodically get an injection. It must be clear to you first that this treatment is temporary and you need maintenance to keep the effects. Once these minor issues are clear to you, then there’s no reason why you can’t or won’t get a Botox. But if you really want to be extra sure if such treatment is right for you, the best you can do is ask a professional.

If you are interested to get a Botox treatment, make sure that it is done by reliable professionals. Make an appointment with East Valley Dental Professionals to get the best results. Contact us today.


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