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Botox: Is It Right For Me?

 

Botox: Is it Right for Me?

First and foremost, what is Botox?

botox injection

botox injection

Botox is the name of the brand of a drug. This drug has been proven to relax muscles, the relaxation of muscles in turn allow for the elimination of fine lines and wrinkles.

Our muscles in our bodies contract and pull on skin, and over time our bodies react differently to this constant pull. Botox allows signals from nerves to the muscle to be blocked, thereby preventing the contraction, which means no production of wrinkles or fine lines.

Is Botox safe?

Botox has been approved since 2004 for temporary treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, with the key word being TEMPORARY. Effects of this drug, as with many, wears off and therefore further treatments will be necessary (more on that later).

The scientific name of Botox is onabotulinumtoxinA – makes sense why the branded name is Botox, right? Who on Earth’s name would inject a toxin into their skin? Do not be scared! This drug has passed rigorous testing through the FDA and was obviously approved with good reason. So long as the drug is administered by a professional in the correct manner, you should experience no adverse reactions.

How long does it last?

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botox

As mentioned earlier, Botox is a temporary treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. Therefore, another factor to take in when considering if Botox is right for you is the amount of repeat treatments you may require. Every individual is different, however on average the cycle for repeat treatments can vary between every three (3) and six (6) months for maintenance.

Now that you have a better overall understanding of Botox, we can ask – what prompted you to consider Botox?

·         I have “1”s – lines in between your eye brows

·         I have frown lines on my forehead

·         I have smile lines around my nose and mouth

·         I have crow’s feet around my eyes

If any of these are concerns for you, then you should consider Botox as a possible solution. Call Lumiere Medical & Wellness Spa in Waterford Lakes, the medical and aesthetic spa where luxury meets affordability, for a free consultation. You deserve to look your best, and at Lumiere we will make sure you leave looking and feeling your best!