Many celebs get botox treatment and so do some of us who are very particular about the way they look. There is nothing wrong in taking care of yourself and in fact self loves is prime as long as you are comfortable and can of course afford it. But what is this treatment all about and how do you go about it? Here are 5 things you must know before you come to the conclusion of getting it done.
Botox is a treatment that helps in reducing fine lines and wrinkles which also covers the crow's feet we get around our eyes and forehead creases. Some people also get botox done for treating migraines and excessive sweating. Botox is an injectable drug that is made from botulinum toxin type A. It is a temporary solution and is meant to be done by professionally trained individuals.
Here are 5 things to know before you schedule an appointment:
Do not go to just any random place no matter how posh the office looks. Do a little research on the place, check out its reputation, and go to only a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. You have to safe when it comes to such treatments.
Many are scared of such treatments as botox is a toxin which is produced by bacterium Clostridium botulinum (what causes botulism), or a severe form of food poisoning – small doses, such as those given during Botox treatments, are considered safe. The risk is said to be very minimal when it comes to taking a risk. But doctors do stress the fact that put these treatments on the backburner if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you think it erases wrinkles then no this treatment does not do that. Botox simply blocks nerve signals which trigger muscle contraction which form some lines underneath the area. The injected treatment stops the contraction temporarily which makes your skin appear smoother.
Everyone has a different skin type and the body reacts differently for all. The pain from an injection is always there although the needle used in this treatment is very small. They do try to keep you comfortable by applying a numbing cream or a cold pack.
The side effects are said to be very minor. You do experience slight bruising or see redness where the injection was pierced in general. Some people rarely experience nausea, headache, and temporary facial drooping.
You have to be a little patient with the results as it is not instant. It can take up to 7 days to see full results. These last for 4 months so you may need additional treatment for maintenance.
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