Sunday, August 3, 2008

Best AntiAging Cosmetic Procedures - Botox

When you decide it is time that you look into investigating cosmetic surgery or wrinkle fillers to improve your looks and feel better about yourself, there are many options available to you. Your first line of action should be to talk to your friends who have had these cosmetic procedures done before. Then do some research on the internet. And here is where I will help you with a brief summary of the Botox procedure. I will write further in new postings about other cosmetic procedures available to you. If the wrinkle filler Botox sounds like something you would be interested in, your next step is to book a consultation with an anti-aging specialist who will make the best suggestion to you. Botox is one of the most commonly used cosmetic procedures for filling in areas of your face which have formed wrinkles or depressions due to declining levels of collagen and elastin.

Botox is very commonly used today. It was first approved by the government for the treatment of childhood cerebral palsy, ophthalmic disorders and hyperactive muscles in 1997. Botox does not have many side effects, but the few that you might experience are really minimal, temporary, and reversible . Botox is mainly used for cosmetic purposes to decrease frown lines and crows feet and other small lines around the eyes. It was approved for cosmetic use in April, 2001.

How Botox works is that once injected, it relaxes the muscles that actually create the wrinkles giving the face a more relaxed and youthful look. The process can be done over a lunch hour and there is no downtime to the procedure.

What is Botox exactly? It is a purified protein which is injected into the area that needs it. It is used for frown lines in the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes. After injection into the muscle, it causes the muscle to relax, smoothing out the wrinkle which has formed over the muscle. It does not affect the sensory nerves so you will still have feeling in the area of the injection. I advise you to only an experienced doctor inject the Botox because they are experienced and will be able to evaluate the correct dose and the exact injection site.

As far as safety is concerned, Botox has been used in ophthalmology for over 10 years and for cosmetic injection surgery for at least seven years. You may experience a slight bruising in the area after injections, but this is temporary thing. If you are pregnant or a nursing mother, you should not use Botox.

Botox injections effects are temporary and can last anywhere from three to four months. After that time, you will need to get more injections to maintain the effect. The good thing is that after using Botox a few times in one area, you will find the effect of Botox may start to last for a longer period of time.

If you are interested in pursuing this best antiaging procedure, please contact your cosmetic surgeon or anti-aging doctor to find out if Botox is right choice for you.

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