People think of Botox cosmetic injections for wrinkles only -- but it does so much more.
To a small degree it can offer a little mini lift to the upper face area...especially the eyes and forehead.
Depending on where the Botox is injected - your results and benefits will vary......(See diagram above)......
An example of this is around the forehead and eyebrow area.
When Botox is injected into a muscle that pulls downward - like the Brow Depressor Muscle - it becomes imobilized and naturally relaxes creating a non surgical eye brow lift.
Another example of a anti aging Botox treatment is to injection it at the corners mouth.
This is the muscle that pull the corner of the mouth down, Corner of Mouth Depressor Muscle, causing that sad, tired look.
Many confuse Botox injections with Restylane injections. Restylane is a dermal filler - plumping up a wrinkle.
However, Botox is a natural, purified protein that paralyzes the muscles reducing facial movement and wrinkles.
The active ingredient is botulinum toxin derived from the bacterium in a similar way that penicillin is derived from mold.
While this sounds scary - to date - Botox is considered pretty safe for most people.
Which is best for you? Your plastic surgeon or dermatolgist can help advise what would best for your needs.
The average cost for Botox injections for wrinkles is between $250-$400 per session or for each area injected.
For example, horizontal forehead creases, scowl lines between your eyebrows, crow's feet, and/or vertical wrinkles of your upper lip.
Some doctors charge according to how many cc’s are used -- cc means cubic centimeter. This is a volume measurement for most syringes.
Make sure you find out whether your doctor charges by the area or by the cc. I rather be charged by the cc, since I only need or want a very small amount.
It takes anywhere from 5-7 days to see the full results. And results can last from 3-6 months. However, after several injections you may only need to repeat them once or twice a year.
I only need injections about once every 7-8 months.
Most common botox complication includes temporary headache, redness or swelling at the injection site. Most of these are gone by the next day.
Botox risks include: local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, lack of feeling, skin tightness and nausea -- but these are very rare.
Botox injection for wrinkles are fairly safe with low risks. And considering that you can use Botox for wrinkles and a slight face lift.....
It's probably one of the best cosmetic procedures to have in terms of safety and dual use.
Looking for an inexpensive Botox cream alternative?
Well, just understand there are no products on the market that will work exactly like Botox.
But, there are some creams that can reduce muscle activity. Products like Janson Beckett Alpha Derma CE AlphaDerma CE (developed by Janson Beckett) - has had phenomenal results and reviews.
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