Botox Injection has been in the limelight for quite some time now due to its miraculous works of bringing back one’s youthful glow and appearance. Botox injection has been considered one of the most widely used and performed procedures in cosmetics (American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2015).
Botox is a non-operating procedure for facial transformation derived from the bacterium “Clostridium botulinum,” a type of neurotoxic protein also known as Botulinum Toxin Type A. This procedure helps the muscle dwindle and become paralyzed, making the skin smoother and tighter.
Curious about Botox injections? We’ll let me help you to be acquainted more with the facts and information about this treatment!
The things you should know about Botox Injections
1. Botox is a type of neurotoxin protein.
Botulinum toxin A (Botox A) is popularly known as “miracle poison” because of is one of the highly operative neurotoxins that originated from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is mainly responsible for preventing chemical signals from nerves making the muscles paralyze and weak.
2. Botox injection is highly safe and effective when done by certified professionals.
Besides being FDA-approved since 2002, Botox treatments have numerous clinical studies supporting its safety and efficacy. A survey conducted in 2019 established that the evidence from the survey has documented and proven that botulinum toxin injection is both safe and effective.
Moreover, a recent systematic review of Botulinum toxin A injection supports the efficacy and safety of using this kind of treatment, especially as an intervention for improving facial scars and marks.
But more importantly, these procedures will only be safe and effective when done correctly and precisely by certified experts in this field to prevent future side effects and complications.
3. Botox is just a brand name! Don’t be confused with other injectable treatments!
Many of you may use the word “Botox” interchangeably in terms of referring to other injectable treatments. But you’re wrong, my friend! Botox is one of the commercial brand names of injectables such as Dysport, Xeomin, and many more. Each different type of injectable has its advantages and disadvantages. Maybe one of the reasons why Botox became widely used is because of its popularity and most endorsed treatment (about 7.7 million people used Botox treatment in 2019).
4. Botox is not only a thing for women; it’s for all!
Maybe some of you will be surprised that men widely use Botox. In fact, it is reported that the treatment of Botox for men has increased by 258% in the last ten years and 84% in the previous five years. And there’s nothing wrong if men are becoming more pre-emptive and active about their appearances. There is nothing wrong if you want to become more beautiful and attractive; it’s called self-love and self-care.
5. Botox is different from Fillers
Both botox and fillers are intended for fighting the signs of aging; it aims to revitalize and regain the youthful radiance of the skin. However, they work differently. Botox works through paralyzing and freezing the muscles that help reduce the skin’s wrinkles and creases. Fillers work by adding volume, increasing collagen production, and preventing the skin from sagging. Hence, both are great and operational treatments with highly desirable results.
6. Botox is not only for beautification but also for medicinal purposes.
The good thing about Botox injection is that it is not only intended for fighting the signs of aging that commonly appear as wrinkles, creases, and folds. But this can also treat conditions such as cervical dystonia (neck stiffness), lazy eye, muscle contractures, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), chronic migraine, bladder dysfunction, and eye twitching.
7. Taking Botox injection regularly can give you long-lasting results
The results of Botox are not long-lasting. It may only last for about three months or four. Because it only works provisionally in relaxing and freezing your muscles, it wears off over time, making your wrinkles re-appear. However, before you achieve the best results, it is suggested to repeat the treatment (at least four times a year) to maintain and sustain the desired outcome.
8. Botox treatment is very convenient
Unlike other treatments with surgical and invasive procedures, Botox is very convenient; that is why it was called a “lunchtime procedure.” The treatment usually takes only 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the area to be treated. You can go back to your daily routines right away. You can encounter minimal pain and swell in the injection area, yet the procedure is very tolerable.
9. There is no required minimum and maximum age limit for Botox treatment
As early as your 20’s, you may opt for Botox treatment. As we all know, in these years of your life, it is the time when you will notice expression lines. As the saying goes, “Prevention is better than cure.” Botox is a preventative measure for your wrinkles. Treating this as early as possible will let your muscle be more relaxed, preventing future deeper lines and wrinkles. You can keep wrinkles at bay by taking care of your skin and having a healthy lifestyle at a young age.
10. Consulting with Beauty Care Professionals is very vital
No skin conditions and types are alike. So it is very critical that if you are planning to get Botox done, it should be done by professionals. Before the procedure, your certified physician will conduct various comprehensive health assessments, including interviews about medical history such as drug allergies or past illnesses. It will significantly help them determine the necessary precautions that need to be taken in performing the treatment. Also, they can prescribe you medicine and skincare products that are suitable for your skin.
Botox can very great help to combat signs of aging. However, the procedure should be done right and correctly by certified skincare enthusiasts! At Modern SLC Injections & Aesthetics, we assure you that we provide the base of the utmost and effective procedure on your skin needs and conditions. We are delighted to assist you! Call us today!