Posted on: 14 September 2017
There are many men and women who get dermal fillers, or Botox, to achieve the look that they want. Botox can be a great and safe way to deal with unwanted wrinkles and aging. Here are some things that you should know about getting Botox.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a toxin that historically was very dangerous. The actual toxin can cause lockjaw or botulism if it is put into the body in large amounts. But in small, concentrated doses, it is safe for the body and can help to tighten muscles in certain areas. For example, if the Botox is put right by the eye, it can tighten the muscles and take away wrinkles in that area.
Botox has a half-life of about 3 months. So once you get the injections, you can expect to see the results for about 3 months. Then you will need to get another treatment if you want it to continue.
How Is Botox Administered?
Botox is administered through a tiny needle. Since it works only where it is injected, you will need to get multiple injections of small amounts right in the places of most worry. Thus, if you are working to get wrinkles taken away from your face, you will get an injection on both sides of the eyes, right in the middle of the eyes, and probably around the mouth. You could get up to 6 injections in one treatment to get the results that you want.
The injections may cause a bit of discomfort, but it isn't super painful and you can resume your normal activities shortly after.
What Is Botox Used For?
The most common use for Botox is for cosmetic enhancements, to get rid of wrinkles and skin imperfections as previously mentioned. However, there are many other uses. It can also be injected into the sweat glands as a treatment for over sweating. Some people get it injected into their underarm. Other people get injections for migraines. Since migraines tend to be a vascular problem, the Botox can help strengthen the muscles in some areas, thereby loosening others and relieving tension from people who have chronic migraines.
Who Can Do Botox?
For the best results, you should see a plastic surgeon or someone who is licensed to administer Botox. There are some people who will do it in spas, and so long as they have the proper education and licensing, it should be ok. However, be weary of people who are discounting it too much. That could be a sign that the Botox is over-concentrated.Share