More and more people are relying on the benefits of Botox injections to enhance their beauty. In fact, during the year 2003 over three million Botox procedures have been performed, making it the leading sought after cosmetic surgery of that year. Furthermore, as early as 2001, more people sought Botox treatment than those that sought after breast enhancement treatments.
This very simple procedure is becoming more and more popular, because more people want to look their best for an inexpensive price.
Botox is facial filler that is injected into lips, folds, and wrinkles. This injection procedure is very simple, and usually takes no more than 30 minutes to complete. The first step in the Botox process is to numb the areas to be injected with a topical anesthetic. The next step is to inject small amount of Botox into the desired area with a thin needle. This is a nearly painless process, with only a slight discomfort resulting from the injections, and does not persist after the process is complete.
The main ingredient of Botox treatments includes the use of a purified protein called Botulinum toxin A. This purified protein is derived from botulism. This technological formula has always been nearly the same since Botox's original use as facial filler. It is proven time and again to work for eliminating any signs of aging.
When the process of Botox injections take place, the Botulinum Toxic A works by blocking the release of a chemical called acetylcholine, which interferes with contraction of the underlying muscles. By interfering with muscle contraction in the designated treatment area, frown lines and other wrinkles are smoothed out, and usually become nearly invisible in a week.
The recovery time after receiving a Botox treatment is almost minimal. That is because there is usually little or no bruising, bleeding pain, or other discomforts. The only precaution necessary would be to refrain from touching or massaging the treated areas, so not to disrupt placement. The effects of Botox injections usually last from 3 to 6 months.
Some possible complications associated with Botox treatments are drooping eyelids or raised eyebrows. However, these side effects are not permanent, because the paralysis from the Botox treatment wears off, and the treatment is repeatable.
Other concerns have been raised about the use of Botox, because the Botulinum toxin A is known to cause botulism, which is known as a food poison that can cause paralyzation in the body. However, no cases of botulism have yet been noted as being linked to the use of Botox treatment.
Almost anyone who is interested in improving the appearance of his or her face, especially in the forehead and around the eyes can receive Botox treatment. The most often sought after facial improvements include elimination of wrinkles, facial folds, and lines from frowning. This is done for a minimal cost, affordable to most people, even those on a low budget.
The cost of Botox is usually only usually between $300-400 per treatment which is the reason this treatment has become so popular. Furthermore, this treatment is just as effective as minor face lifts, which could cost thousands of dollars. This will mean making long term changes in one's appearance more affordable. Furthermore, it also gives a person the chance to see what this treatment can do to improve their lives before they make any other major cosmetic changes (such as the above described face lifts, and tummy tucks).
Before receiving a Botox treatment for the first time, one should consult friends, family members, neighbors, or co-workers who have received this treatment. Usually people you are acquainted with can help you make a wise treatment decision, as well as direct you to the right Botox specialist.
The right Botox treatment specialist can help any individual out who wants to feel younger and more attractive. Also a person receiving this type of treatment may feel more confident socially and sexually. Furthermore, a person may feel as if they have a more positive image to present to the corporate work world during company and client meetings.
The feeling of increased self esteem is often endless with a person who receives a Botox treatment. The reason why is that people who feel better about what they look like on the outside will also feel much better on the inside.
The improved attitude about oneself can cause a person to build for him or herself an overall better quality of life. In turn, they end up accomplishing greater things in life that they ever imagined they would.
If you are curious about what Botox treatment can do for you, not only should you contact people you know, but you should do your own research. You can call medical hotlines, search the Internet, or even in your local yellow pages for referrals to Botox specialists.
The more information you have before making the decision to have this treatment performed on you the better off you will be
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