What Is Botox? Everything You Need To Know

When it comes to cosmetic treatments, Botox is the one that most people are aware of. What people may not know, however, is that Botox is actually a brand name, not the name of the actual treatment. Botox is the most popular of the neurotoxin treatments that aim to ‘freeze’ muscles to give the face a more youthful appearance. It blocks the nerve signals to the muscle, meaning that they are unable to contract, which in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles and leaves the face looking smoother. In this article, we will go over a few different facts about Botox and explain everything you need to know about the procedure. Keep on reading to find out more.

You Can Get It At Any Age

Many people have the assumption that you have to be a certain age to get Botox, but this is absolutely not the case. Anyone over the age of 18 is able to get Botox, but often people wait to get Botox until they are a bit older as their faces have started to show signs of ageing. The whole point of getting Botox injections is to smooth the appearance of wrinkles, so it is understandable why people wait a while before they get the treatment. 

You Shouldn’t Look ‘Frozen’ After

One of the main criticisms of Botox is that is gives the appearance of a ‘frozen’ face. Because the injections block the nerve signals to the muscle, it can sometimes appear as if the face is ‘frozen’ in position and that people are unable to move their face as they once could. While this might be an immediate side effect, the stiffness should wear down after a few hours and, if done correctly, you shouldn’t experience a ‘frozen’ face constantly. However, if you are someone who is getting regular Botox treatments without letting it settle, then it is like you could end up with some facial restrictions.

Effects Aren’t Always Instant

The need for immediate results is something that a lot of people want when they get cosmetic treatments and procedures, but it is not something that can always be guaranteed. The results from a Botox treatment can typically take up to two weeks before they are fully noticed, so you have to be prepared to wait. Some clinics may offer instant results, but you should be wary of places like these as they may be injecting too much, which can lead to complications.

It is A Commitment

Like most cosmetic treatments, Botox is a commitment. When done correctly, Botox can last for up to 4 months, which does mean that you will need to have top up treatments if you wish to maintain your look. This is why Botox isn’t for everyone, you need to be fully sure about the procedure beforehand and be willing to commit to the process. It is important that you do proper research before you get any cosmetic treatment, so you can take the time to find out whether it is right for you. 

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