Botox Cosmetic is a non-surgical treatment that can enhance your appearance by selectively relaxing individual muscle groups to smooth and contour your facial profile. And with over 3 million treatments performed in 2005, its clearly one of the top requested procedures. But how do you know if it's right for you? Let's start with the process. Botox injection is a very simple process that can be accomplished in under 30 minutes, depending on the number of desired treatment areas. A topical anesthetic is used to numb the areas to be treated with Botox.
Then small amounts of Botox are injected into the skin with a thin needle. Pain and discomfort is usually minimal, and does not persist after the injection process. For many people, the promise of a more youthful look is tempting.
Botox can help reduce the frown lines between the eyebrows, or reduce the fine lines that begin to form at the corners of your mouth. As long as a person leads a healthy, active life, why not look young and healthy as well? Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox Cosmetic) is a protein complex produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which contains the same toxin that causes food poisoning. Yet when this same protein is used in a medical setting, small doses of this chemical will block the release of a chemical called acetylcholine by nerve cells that signal muscle contraction.
By specifically targeting facial muscles and interfering with their ability to react to facial movement, existing lines are smoothed out and become nearly invisible in about one week. For people that hold high profile jobs, or for people that desire to maintain a life long youthful look, Botox may truly be the fountain of youth. But keep in mind that along with the benefits can also be hindrances. If you are considering Botox treatment, be sure to find a qualified doctor to perform the procedure.
Because of the rise in popularity of Botox, mass marketing of the drug has caused many complications that could be avoided by selecting a reputable cosmetic surgeon. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has reported a number of unqualified people dispensing Botox in non-medical facilities, such as salons, gyms and other retail venues. Remember, Botox is a prescription drug that should be administered by a qualified physician, and should be performed in an appropriate medical setting. Safety should be your prime concern when selecting a physician. While Botox is not a lasting procedure, it is one that will give you dramatic results for three to six months. By repeating the procedure two or three times a year, you can have the life long results you've been looking for.
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