Botox Injections: A Closer Look


Just about everyone has, at one time or another, heard about Botox Injections. Botox is the most popular non-invasive procedure on the market today because the Benefits of Botox are great with little risk involved.

Botox blocks your nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles. This will give your skin a smoother, more rejuvenated appearance. That is all and well, but what are the draw backs to Botox? The only drawbacks are almost non existent when weighed with the obvious benefit of reducing the appearance of age defining wrinkles. Your Botox injection may take 15 years worth of wrinkles off your neck or face, but regrettably, it will certainly not last forever. You will have to receive further injections on a fairly regular basis. Around every four months you will need to go back in and get a refresher injection. Some people choose to turn this into an advantage by converting the cosmetic procedure into a social event called a Botox party. A Botox party is in essence, a group of people sharing the Botox experience with one another usually for company over the simple joy of finger food in a catered lobby of a lucky doctor. Sharing your exsperiance may help to ease some of the fear involved with trying something new. You are also able to see live Before and After demonstrations. If after all of this you still are not pleased with your youthful new appearance, then you are in luck because the drawback is also your advantage. You will not have a terribly long wait for the effects to wear off.

Botox is very safe when administered by a competent professional in a medical setting. Botox injections are for good reason the fastest-growing cosmetic procedure in the industry, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). In 2001, more than 1.6 million people received injections, an increase of 46 percent over the previous year. Botox has been FDA approved since April 2002 and was found to officially reduce the severity of frown lines for up to 120 days.

Botox is a registered trademark and owned by Allergan, Inc


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