Anti Aging Botox Treatment is commonly used in Clinics and Beauty Salons across the globe.
Botox is actually the brand name. The full name for Botox is Botulinum toxin type A and is actually – would you believe – a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
How Does Anti Aging Botox Treatment Work?
Botox toxin is very potent and works by paralysing muscles which it comes into contact with. And that's why Botox is able to iron out all those aging lines and wrinkles – it stops (or at least severely restricts) muscle contractions under the area of skin causing the lines and wrinkles to appear.
Anti Aging Botox Treatment causes the facial muscles where administered to become paralysed. So, limited or no muscle movement means that the skin supported by the paralysed muscle stops being creased by constant expression contractions. Inhibited muscle contractions means that lines and wrinkles stop forming.
The muscle paralysis caused by Anti Aging Botox Treatment is reversible: the effects of a single Botox application may last for between 3 to 6 months. After this time, the muscles start contracting again and the lines and wrinkles start to re-appear.
Using Botox injections for wrinkles is non invasive and the procedure is usually carried out in approximately 20-30 minutes. The practitioner injects a small amount of Botox into the site to be treated. As the Botox starts working, it blocks the nerve signals to the muscles under the skin. The muscle therefore relaxes and the skin is smoothed, causing facial lines to diminish.
The Botox Injection Treatment may leave the skin a bit red and sore, but this is usually very minor and will reduce after a few days. A Patient can usually leave the clinic straight away and return to work the same day. The Botox Injection Treatment usually starts to work within 3 days, but it may take up to a week to maximize the full effect.
How Much does Anti Aging Botox Treatment Cost?
Botox is normally charged by Units. So a user, by determining how many units are needed for a treatment, can approximate the cost.
The cost of treatment depends on:
i) The area (s) to be injected
ii) The number of units used
iii) The number of treatments a user will have
As a rough guide:
Treatment of the frown lines require about 12 – 20 units
Treatment of the horizontal forehead lines require about 15 – 25 units
Treatment of both crow's feet require about 10 – 15 units.
Always ask your Practitioner prior to treatment what is their cost. That way, you will not have any nasty surprises after your treatment!
The Downside of Botox
Very few serious risks have been reported with using Botox as a cosmetic treatment, but you can always ask your Practitioner prior to treatment of any associated complications, if any.
One obvious consideration is that a Botox user will need to keep having top ups every 3 to 6 months if they want to keep their facial lines and wrinkles at bay. So cost consideration may become an important factor.
Consider also that Botox may result in reducing facial expressions. Sure, you want to get rid of lines and wrinkles, but you still want your face to have expression and character – because after all, that is what makes your face unique and beautiful.