Botox - The New Anti Aging Treatment

December 17, 2012

It is the treatment of choice for celebrities and the saving grace for many trying to stave off the signs of aging and a life lived to the full. Had too many late nights, cigarettes or frown lines? Don't fear that you have to walk around with the tell tale signs on your face - because Botox, which some are hailing as the elixir of youth can hide the truth and restore a youthful appearance.

Nowadays, line and wrinkle treatments are widely used to combat fine lines and deep wrinkles that appear as we age. In the past, most individuals underwent a more invasive surgical procedure to remove unwanted lines on the forehead and on the lower cheeks. Procedures such as face lifts not only cost more but are also a more invasive procedure with a longer recovery time.

Today a cheaper and simpler option is Botox, which emerged in the late 1980s. Originally, this cosmetic treatment was designed to treat optic muscle disorders. After more than a decade, it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines found in the face. At present, this aesthetic treatment is consistently one of the top five non-surgical procedures performed every year. Millions of people are now using this line and wrinkle treatment wonder - Botox injections.

Botox or botulinum toxin to use its scientific name is a protein that acts on the muscles of the face, causing wrinkles to relax and smooth out lines and wrinkles. It is an extremely effective method of achieving an instant fresh look to the face and can take years off a person after just one treatment. It is safe, straightforward and can leave your face sleek and even-to-touch after just one treatment. Some women now go for a Botox treatment in their lunch hour before returning to work, showing how quick, painless and easy the procedure is.

The effect s of Botox last several months and users generally return for treatment a couple of times a year to maintain their wrinkle free appearance. During the treatment you will be asked to frown as hard as you can, and then you will feel a very slight prick as the fine needle is applied to the areas you want to target. No anesthetic is used as the procedure is simple and virtually painless. You will notice the wrinkle free effects immediately and will not need a top up treatment for at least three to four months.

For instant increased confidence and a younger appearance Botox is a saving grace. Our skin is the first place that starts showing the visible sign of aging and many of us go to great lengths to get younger looking skin. The market is flooded with lots of creams and lotions that can prevent wrinkles from appearing. We do so much for our skin but still due to our lifestyle, age, pollution, harsh environmental conditions, lack of sleep, chemicals and additives in beauty care products and poor diet our skin is damaged and speeds up premature aging. Those hoping to reverse the years (and who doesn't) can now turn to Botox for a quick fix that works.

Although it is a quick, simple procedure and commonly used, Botox should always be administered by a reputable practitioner with qualifications and experience. Some people may be tempted by beauticians and hairdressers who offer the procedure at cheaper rates and will even go to a person's home for a 'Botox party' where yourself and your friends are injected for a discount. Those taking their health and their looks seriously should avoid such offers as most of the risks involved can be avoided when the drug is administered by an experienced and well trained professional in a sterile environment.

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