The Pros and Cons of Preventative Botox

Posted on May 26th, 2015

preventive botox treatmentMany women look forward to the onset of wrinkles with dread and wish they didn’t ever have to have lines on their face, even though they can be treated. These people consider preventative Botox injections should be given, so the wrinkles never form.  There are many pros and cons to having preventative treatment and doctors can side one way or the other.

To many cosmetic doctors, having preventative Botox when your face is still smooth and young looking is totally unnecessary. The trouble is that the more muscle movement there is, the sooner those wrinkles will start forming.  However, there is a time to start and a time to wait. Here are the pros and cons of having preventative Botox treatment.

Pros

  • Wrinkles will never appear on your face so you’ll remain younger looking instead of aging with wrinkles and then suddenly looking younger without them.
  • Muscle movement will be stopped so the wrinkles don’t form.
  • Your confidence in your good looks will make you more likely to succeed in other areas of life.
  • It can be used to contour the face so it looks better.

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How Not to Botch Your Botox

Posted on September 8th, 2014

Your BotoxMany people have Botox injections as a way to remove their facial wrinkles and look younger. Without those frown lines – or laugh lines – your face will look much smoother, contributing to a youthful look that can make you feel much more confident in your ability to get on in life. Mature people can take years off their looks and be sure to keep their jobs when they have a face free of wrinkles.

However, some Botox treatment has been botched, with the patients suffering things like bruising, an uneven looking face, misaligned eyebrows and even a frozen face that cannot demonstrate any kind of emotion, n either happiness or annoyance.  How does this happen?

It is mainly because they have had the treatment done by someone who is not trained to know where each facial muscle is and what it does. Such a person is likely to inject the Botox into the wrong muscle, or the wrong position on the muscle. They may inject too much Botox or not enough. They may try to save on the cost by using Botox that has gone past its use by date. Worse still, the solution used to mix it or the needles they use may not be sterile and cause infection.

While Botox injections are a very minor form of cosmetic treatment, they are still invasive because they puncture the skin. This tiny puncture can allow bacteria to invade unless the correct hygienic procedures are followed.  What are they?

  • The skin should be swabbed with a sterile solution that will kill bacteria
  • The needles should be sterilised properly

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Why Is Botox Treatment Better Than Using Wrinkle Creams?

Posted on July 17th, 2012

p61The very thing that makes Botox different is also the reason no wrinkle cream can compare with its results. Wrinkles do not start on the surface but beneath it. Creams, dermal abrasions and other topical treatments cannot hope to have much of an effect on things that are happening beneath the dermis.

Wrinkles start below the surface in the muscles. This is much farther than any surface treatment can penetrate. Yes, well moisturized skin has less visible wrinkles but that is only a pacifying move. As soon as the skin dries the wrinkles will reappear. The truth is there is not one cream on the market that works as good as or better than or just like Botox.

Creams reduce the size and depth of the creases but nothing like the results that you can get with Botox. Even the best wrinkle cream will take weeks to show any results at all while you see Botox results the same day and it gets better over the next couple of days. Creams have to be applied daily and some even have to be applied several times a day. This can mean using many tubes or jars of cream in months time.

One first inspection the cost of creams makes them seem like a much better bargain than Botox but that is just a façade. The truth is that over time you spend twice as much on creams than you do on the 4x a year treatment. A Botox treatment generally last between 3-6 months. While it cost anywhere from 300-1200 dollars a treatment thinks about it only takes 2-4 treatments each year.

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