The struggle to stay young or at least to look younger longer goes on in many households on a daily basis. There is a multi-billion dollar industry surround the search for the miracle of youth. Cosmetic surgery is no longer a “dirty” word and no longer something that is being hidden. The greatest thing to come from the openness seems to be the anti-wrinkle treatment, Botox.
The Prevailing Attitude
There are some important facts you need to know before you do Botox treatments, but not all of the negative press it has gotten sway your opinion. Many in Hollywood have been at the head of the negativity because they have been reckless and abused the product. We have forever etched in our minds the horrible photos of famous people like Joan Rivers and Lindsay Lohan, but the truth is these are exceptions not the rule. There are hundreds of people using Botox and we would ever know it if they did not say so.
What you should know
1. Muscles and nerves vary by person and region. When you see ads that offer a flat rate for the service no matter the area then you should be cautious of the service provider. Many clinics and private practice providers who offer these types of rates allocate only such much of the botox for that region at that price the fact is you may need more. They may even dilute the product to meet their bottom line.
2. Many people are injecting botox with a bare minimum of training. Never forget that facial anatomy is complex and if the person that is administering, what is essentially a derivative of snake venom, is not knowledgeable enough serious damage can be done. Only a MD or someone who has had extensive training in anatomy will be able to correctly administer this product without fear of permanent damage.