First, for anybody that has been living under a rock, what is botox? Botox is short for Botulinum toxin, which can be injected into human tissue. Essentially, it paralyzes the muscles, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Botox is probably the most popular cosmetic procedure out there. But why? It could be because it is virtually pain free, semi-permanent, and super quick. Botox has been on the market for cosmetic use since 2002, and has continued to increase in popularity. Over time, the human race has become more and more vain. There are countless anti-aging products on the market. We’ll take a look at why botox is so popular in comparison.
People are constantly trying to make themselves look and feel younger. Perhaps this is why there is a slew of anti-aging products on the market today. However, recent developments show that the FDA are firing back at the beauty industry. Many products make claims that sound too good to be true. That’s because most of them are. Most creams that promise to get rid of wrinkles are just hyped up moisturizers. Using these products can give the perception of tighter skin, some might call it the placebo effect. While they will increase the water content of skin, which can approve the appearance of wrinkles, it is only temporary. Some ingredients are as mundane and simple as egg whites. It’s important to note, that anti-aging products DO have some benefits, but removing fine lines isn’t one of them. As a consumer, be aware that companies are trying to sell you a product by any means necessary. Sometimes they make bogus claims about their products, hoping you’ll purchase them. This could be a reason why so many people are turning to botox, because you actually see results.
These days, everyone is in a rush. Everybody is looking for a quick fix to their problems. Maybe this is why botox is so appealing. The actual injections are fairly quick. They can take anywhere from 10 minutes up to 30 minutes, depending on the number of injections you receive. Also, this can help reduce the amount of time spent getting ready in the morning. You won’t have to apply multiple products to try and hide your wrinkles. Once administered, you’ll see results fairly quickly, too. You can expect skin to look smoother immediately. After about 3-4 days you’ll see a reduction in wrinkles, which will continue to get better for up to two weeks. Botox effects gradually wear off over a time period of about 4 months. Not bad for a 15 minute treatment.
When it comes to cost of Botox, nobody charges the same amount. There are also different ways of charging for it. For example, the person administering Botox may charge by the unit or area. Per unit, Botox can cost an average of $9 to $20, depending on your area. If you are interested in getting your forehead lines injected, it normally takes around 20 units. Sometimes doctors charge per area, which means they have set costs. So, if you were interested in getting your forehead done, let’s say it costs $400. That means that your cost will not change, no matter how many units are used. So per area you could end up spending less or a lot more with this route.
Minimize Wrinkles, Maximize Profits
Most people judge on appearances, whether we admit it or not. There has been research to prove that the more attractive a person is, the more money they will earn. For this reason, many people are turning to plastic surgery. A less invasive and cheaper option is Botox. Also, plastic surgery is permanent whereas Botox is semi-permanent. It could be just the solution you need to advance your career. Not only will you look better, but you’ll feel better about yourself too.
About 15 years ago, the FDA approved the use Botox to treat wrinkles and fine lines. No longer is it only a treatment for celebrities. It is now widely used not only across the United States, but other countries as well. Just like anything, there are risks associated with getting Botox treatments. Make sure to go to someone you trust to administer your treatment.
Other Possible Benefits
Botox is not just beneficial for someone looking to get rid of wrinkles. Some doctors are studying the effects of Botox to treat arthritis pain. These studies have shown that pain was decreased, and function was improved. These effects lasted anywhere from 3 to 12 months.