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Understanding About Botox. The Advantages, Disadvantages and More...

Updated on April 4, 2007

Let's Talk About Botox.

Basically everyone in the world has heard the term Botox used before, and yet surprisingly enough, not too many people really have any actual idea of what it is all about. Whether you are planning on having Botox done yourself or not, it is still important to understand about things like this so that you are more knowledgeable overall.

What is Botox?

Botox is basically a type of cosmetic procedure where a protein that is derived from botulism toxin which is then injected into a person’s skin in order to minimize or smooth out any lines or wrinkles that are evident. Botox actually paralyzes the muscles rather than being a long-term solution, giving the recipient a clean, smooth facial appearance.

Botox is something which has become incredibly popular, especially over the last decade or so in particular, and this can largely be contributed to the fact that the image of beauty itself has changed drastically. There are constantly new ways coming out that allow people to ‘better themselves’, and so something like Botox nowadays is simply considered as being a rather regular procedure.

Although Botox is cheaper than having an actual face lift done, there are certain risks and complications that are possible as with any type of procedure, such as the fact of one having an allergic reaction to it. As well, because it numbs the muscles, it can cause the appearance of surprise or make it look like the recipient has a permanent frown. However because the procedure only lasts temporarily, these types of side effects will not last long either.

If you are someone who takes antibiotics on the regular, then this procedure may not be for you, because you are more at risk for an adverse reaction to the product, and so even if you want to, you may be told that you cannot for your own health and safety purposes. As well, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are advised to postpone on doing this type of procedure as well, or at least until their little ones are no longer dependant on them for nutrition.

Overall, you want to remember that it is important to take the proper time and consideration in regards to making a decision such as this, and as well into the doctor that you choose to complete the procedure for you. After all, surely you want to find the best quality and worth that you can, and so this will mean that you will have to take some time and care in regards to your decision.

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      lasith23 5 years ago

      This is the lens that am waiting for .

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      jigsawholidays 6 years ago

      Very useful lens! Being informed and keeping yourself knowledgeable is the best approach if you're planning to undergo Botox in the future.

      Jiggy @ Plastic Surgery in Thailand

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      Jereziah 6 years ago

      A lot of the stars are doing it. Its true. Same with plastic surgery. Im sure you knew that, right? You either think its okay or you don't. If you decide to give Botox a trymake sure you go to someone who knows what they are doing Yikes. And, rememberJust don't go too far. A little bit at a time will avoid those horrid cat eyes. Who wants that look.

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      LeeD LM 10 years ago

      This is a really great lens! I just made one with tips on how to reduce wrinkles that you might be interesting in checking out!