Effects of botox and
When you are younger, you
donít really notice the pressure society puts on people to stay
slim, trim and young looking. Whether the pressure is real or
not, more and more people are turning to cosmetic surgery and
treatments to regain their youthful appearance. A cosmetic
treatment growing in popularity is botulinum toxin or its more
common name, Botox. It is a popular non-surgical injection that
will temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines and
wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes and on the neck.
Basically, Botox is a toxin that paralyzes the muscles that
cause wrinkles. While the muscles are paralyzed, the skin
appears smoother and softer looking. Another alternative to
consider are collagen injections which also helps create the
appearance of younger looking skin.
Some studies have also
indicated that Botox has other advantages such as relieving
migraine headaches, reducing excessive sweating and muscle
spasms in the eyes and neck. Although injections are only
temporary, they can last up to 6 months. Collagen injections
are also only temporary lasting anywhere from 3 to 6 months.
They are becoming more popular as well because they are quick to
administer and donít require any sedation. The one caution
about these injections is that if you have allergies to beef or
lidocaine, you are likely not a candidate for collagen
injections because of the significant risk of an allergic
If you have wrinkles between
your eyelids and chin, the most effective way to address them is
to fill them. The two most popular choices to use are fat and
collagen, often used for smaller areas while fat is mostly used
for larger areas. We highly recommend before proceeding with
any cosmetic treatment you consult your family doctor. Even
though Botox has been around since 1982, be sure to use a
certified plastic surgeon that has years of experience. Your
looks are at stake here so you want to do as much due diligence
as possible before moving forward. Some of the merchants below
offer information and treatments of both botox and collagen.
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