Everybody’s heard of Botox and many of us have either used it, or are thinking about it. Indeed, it is a widely socially accepted form of cosmetic treatment. Yet, it is also one of the most misunderstood ones.
Learning the Truth about Botox
Botox seems to promise to turn back the clock and make you look young again overnight. This isn’t true at all, as there is no such fountain of youth. Frozen faces do happen, but only if administered improperly and too much. When administered the way it should be, a Botox Orange County professional will make sure all your facial expressions remain, simply smoothing out your wrinkles and frown lines.
Botox is actually a registered trademark that was FDA approved specifically for the glabellar lines (severe frown lines between the eyebrows). However, it is now also used for other facial wrinkles. For instance, people use it on skin bands on their neck, crow’s feet, smoker’s lines, mouth frowns and so on.
Yes, we have seen Hollywood stars with eyebrows in very strange arches and yes, this is caused by Botox. However, this is because they were not properly injected, often by a physician who is either not properly licensed or willing to do anything for the right price. Botox doesn’t make you look plastic or fake. You should also use it in moderation and a good physician will refuse to treat you more often than is good for you.
Of course, Botox is a toxin and this is something that frightens people. However, the concentration of botulinum, the deadly bacteria, is so low that it cannot spread and kill you.
Another worry for many people is that it hurts, since it is injected into muscles. While you will feel a slight irritation or mild burning sensation, it is certainly not painful. Bruising can indeed occur, but should last no more than a few days.
Worryingly, some people believe that Botox is virtually unregulated and that any beauty salon can administer it. This isn’t true. Someone must be trained in administering Botox. Botox parties, therefore, should be avoided at all costs. Only qualified technicians can calculate the dosage that you need and thereby ensure that you will actually look better for your procedure, and not frozen or plastic.
Some people become addicted to Botox, which is also something to be aware of. However, you must know that this addiction is psychological and not physical. Again, a good physician should be able to recognize this and refuse to give you treatment before your psychological dependence becomes too severe.
Botox is incredible efficient and highly popular. However, it will not solve all your problems. Additionally, a lot of the stories out there on Botox are simply untrue. Make sure you do a little bit of research into what it is and isn’t, and only book yourself in with a licensed and trained clinician. It may not be the fountain of youth, but it is as close as possible.