BOTOX is a safe purified protein approved by the FDA for medical purposes and also for this cosmetic use. While many celebrities depend on BOTOX Cosmetic to maintain their charm and good looks, the majority of BOTOX users are every day men and women trying to enhance their appearance and restore a more rejuvenated look to their face.
Frown lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet appear on the face because of repetitive muscle contraction. Botox® helps by blocking the release of acetylcholine, the chemical that causes muscles to contract. The injected muscles are temporarily relaxed. With less movement, the skin surface gradually smoothes out, giving the face a bright, fresh, and relaxed look.
Botox injection is an outpatient procedure done in a doctor’s office. Plastic surgeons require about 15 to 20 minutes for completing the treatment. Discomfort is minimal and no anesthetic is required. Small amounts of the protein are injected in selected regions that would help bring about the desired results. Patients can notice considerable difference in their looks in a few days’ time.
Those who undergo the procedure may experience localized pinkness or slight swelling at the injection site which typically resolves in less than one hour. Some patients may experience temporary bruising at the injected region which can be effectively concealed by makeup and typically resolves in no time.
It must be noted that Botox® does not offer a permanent cure or solution. The effects of BOTOX last about 3 to 4 months. Many patients incorporate botox into their routine beauty maintenance.
Those interested in undergoing Botox® treatment are advised to seek treatment under a board certified plastic surgeon. They ensure that patients get a safe and effective treatment by taking all necessary precautions. Moreover, they would provide all the information one needs to know about Botox® before undergoing this treatment.