What Sets Botox Treatments Apart From The Rest

I’m sure a lot of career women all over the world have considered getting a cosmetic treatment or two, given the new technological advances that the world has to offer women these days. Being busy and all, stress affects our skin’s youthful appearance more than we think it ever could, so we try to fight the ageing. I have to be on the defensive side of cosmetic procedures, it is a choice that a person can make, and if it is something that they feel is best for them given their resources and circumstances, then why not? Being pleased with your own appearance can bring out the confidence that a woman needs to take over the world.

What is important is that you are making an informed decision, and not just making it driven by envy. Have you ever considered Botox? If you are considering it, make sure you know the 411 on the treatment!

The Difference

Botox treatments are used cosmetically to lessen the appearance of wrinkles, furrows and fine lines. At first glance, this description may remind you of other cosmetic treatments out there on the market, but it’s important to remember that these treatments are not dermal fillers; they have their own properties and work in a completely different way. Dermal fillers use substances like collagen and hyaluronic acid to plump out flat or dry areas in the skindeep, while Botox works on an entirely different principle.

Instead of inserting a filler into the skin, Botox, a serum which is derived from the chemical Botulinum toxin A, actually causes the wrinkle to disappear. When Botox is injected into a muscle beneath a wrinkle, it interrupts the neurotransmitters sent to the nerve that controls the muscle. This paralyzes the muscle and as a result the wrinkle smoothes out. One of the best things about this treatment is that even after the Botox wears out, the wrinkles don’t regain the depth they had when the treatment was first initiated. Because of this, Botox is the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in the United States. According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 6,134,621 people had Botox treatments in 2012. Botox also avoids the risks of more invasive surgeries like face lifts, brow lifts or chin lifts, which are also used to reduce wrinkles.

Another benefit of Botox is that it’s an outpatient procedure.

Super busy and have no time for long procedures? Botox is a quick fix. The patient can come into the dermatologist’s office and have the procedure done during his or her lunch hour. The procedure usually doesn’t last more than an half an hour depending on how many wrinkles or fine lines the patient wants treated. Furrows and trenches might take more applications of Botox than very fine lines. The experts at a clinic that’s known for its Botox treatments, and you can stop by the Skin Vitality website for more information about how many treatments you’ll need, and what your problem areas might be.

Probably the longest part of the treatment is having to wait for the topical anesthetic to work. This can take as much as a half an hour! However, some people feel they don’t need anesthesia and forgo it. The needles used by the dermatologist are very fine and shouldn’t cause much pain. When the area to be treated is numbed, the dermatologist then uses the needle to inject the Botox. Afterwards, the area is often treated with ice to keep down any swelling or bruising.

Though it’s possible for a patient to go straight back to work after the treatment, a dermatologist might recommend that he or she rest for a day or two. Indeed, getting Botox treatments at the start of the weekend might be ideal. The patient is often advised to stay out of the sun for a few days and make sure not to rub the injection site too much. After a few days, the treatment should be fully evident, and before you know it, friends and coworkers will be complimenting you on your skin, without necessarily being able to tell what you’ve done to it.

At the end of the day these treatments are there to enhance the physical beauty and inherent confidence that you already have. Dont expect to look like anyone else because that look is already taken. It is best to understand how the process works and what you can expect from it. Beauty is skin deep. It may sound like a cliche, but unless you project yourself as someone beautiful inside and out, you will not attract the attention of people, at least not in a good way.

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Ms. Career Girl

Ms. Career Girl was started in 2008 to help ambitious young professional women figure out who they are, what they want and how to get it.