In the recent years, there has been a change in perspective when it comes to ageing. Despite our advancing age, many of us wish to look young – and for long! The cosmetic industry is centered on products that claim to make skin look firmer and clearer, rejuvenating skin with every application with effects that last for a long time. While some of these claims may be true, advanced treatments are now available that in fact do exactly what they say on the tin.
One such treatment that has taken the cosmetic beauty industry by storm is Botox®. Even though it is relatively new in this area, Botox® treatments have been used for years in managing muscle spasticity in the neck; applications have now extended to treating migraines and even itching secondary to burns.
But why is it that Botox® has become so popular these days?
Before we delve into this aspect, let us take a look at how Botox® actually works.
How Botox® works
As we get older, skin get saggy and the muscles lose their tone. When injected in the right areas, Botox® blocks the nerve fibers that supply these areas, increasing the turgor of the skin and the muscle tone. This helps smooth out any wrinkles and fine lines, taking off ‘years’ of skin ageing. Care should be taken to ensure the injections are administered at the right areas so that that the result appears natural, and ‘baby’ Botox® injections that are offered these days seem to do the trick. Side effects are rare, as are allergic reactions to components in Botox®.
Now that we have understood how Botox® works, it is time to discuss why it is more and more people are now opting for this treatment these days to achieve the look that they have always wished for.
Why Botox® is so popular
Firstly, Botox® has been proven to be safe and effective. The use of Botox® has been popularized by many celebrities now opting for this treatment over plastic surgery. Secondly, Botox® treatment is cheaper than its plastic surgery alternative, achieving great and even better results.
The fountain of youth
Botox treatments take only a few minutes to perform and last for months. People can get younger looking skin in as quickly as a lunch time visit to the doctor! The results are excellent and natural, and strategic injection placements mean that patients can choose where they wish improvements to be seen in their appearance. Repeat injections can maintain the look for years and years if required, keeping patients looking young for a long period of time.
There is no doubt that Botox® injections have revolutionized the world of cosmetic surgery. With younger looking skin achieved within minutes of treatment, it comes as no surprise that more and more individuals are now seeking this treatment as the ‘fountain of youth’.
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