Are you considering Botox but have questions about its safety? It’s understandable to have questions since the injection can affect your facial muscles. Skin Savvy provides all the need-to-know information about Botox so you can receive this cosmetic treatment with confidence.
What is Botox?
Botox is a popular FDA-approved cosmetic procedure that has seen a steep rise in popularity over recent years. The procedure uses injections of a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin to temporarily reduce facial wrinkles, crow’s feet, and other visible signs of aging.
Who is a Good Candidate for Botox?
When administered properly by a trained medical professional, Botox treatments are safe and effective. Botox is most commonly used for cosmetic purposes such as reducing the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines around the eyes, forehead, and mouth. However, it can also be utilized for medical conditions such as muscle spasms, chronic migraines, overactive bladder, cerebral palsy, and excessive sweating. Botox is recommended for individuals looking to reduce signs of aging.
Long-Term Effects of Botox
With proper use, Botox can help to improve an individual’s appearance and overall confidence. Though the long-term side effects of Botox are still being studied, there is no indication that the procedure carries any serious risks or adverse effects. The most common long-term effect of Botox is a decrease in muscle movement and facial expression at the injection site.
Types of Botox Treatments
Botox can be used for a variety of treatments, depending on your specific needs, your certified physician will recommend which type of cosmetic injection is recommended.
Frown Lines Between Eyebrows, Forehead Lines, and Crow’s Feet: Botox is injected into the muscles of the face to relax them, resulting in smoother skin and fewer wrinkles.
For Frown Lines and Muscle Spasms: Dysport is a type of Botox that consists of smaller molecules, which is thought to be more effective on the muscles in the face and neck than traditional Botox.
Exclusively for Cosmetic Use: Jeuveau is a newer form of Botox that has been approved for purely cosmetic use, making it an ideal option for those looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
For Treating Blepharospasm, Involuntary Blinking, Cervical Dystonia, and Involuntary Contraction of Neck Muscles: Xeomin is another form of Botox that is effective in treating eye and neck muscle spasms.
Try Out Botox with Skin Savvy
Botox injections can be a great way to give you the confidence you’ve been looking for. At Skin Savvy, we provide professional and safe treatments with certified physicians. Contact us to schedule a consultation today or learn more about our other services such as fillers and laser treatments.