The field of cosmetology is advancing rapidly, and this has enabled people to look more beautiful than ever before. Not too long ago, it seemed impossible to stop Father Time in his tracks. Today, however, people can find Botox treatments in Newport Beach, Orange County wherever they go. So just what is Botox and why is it such a fantastic investment in your own youth?
What Is Botox?
Towards the end of the 1970s, scientists discovered that the botulinum toxin, now more commonly known as Botox, had the ability to freeze muscles. It was not, originally, hailed as the fountain of youth that it is today. Rather, medical professionals used it, once diluted, to treat various neuromuscular problems. It was by doing this, and particularly by injecting Botox near the eye region to stop eye problems, and in the forehead to address migraines, that physicians founds it also had the ability to make people look younger.
How Effective Is Botox?
During a Botox procedure, a measure of highly diluted botulinum is injected into the facial muscles, relaxing them so they no longer contract and form creases and lines. This does not mean that the muscles become paralyzed, however, contrary to popular belief. Rather, if done properly, it simply relaxes their response to the neurochemicals released to contract them.
Botox treatment is both safe and effective if performed by experienced medical professionals. They will also take on your medical history to make sure that you are a suitable candidate. For instance, if you have nerve or muscle disease, then Botox will not be offered. It is also not offered to people who are currently taking antibiotics, or who have been diagnosed with heart problems. Lastly, those who have allergies to any of the ingredients in Botox, or those who have a current facial infection, cannot have the treatment completed. There have not yet been any tests on whether pregnant or nursing women pass the toxin on to their babies. Because of this, it is not currently recommended.
For everybody else, however, Botox is a fantastic solution, and it only takes about 20 minutes to complete. It is called the “lunch time facelift” for a reason, after all. That said, most people do not have the treatment on their lunchbreak, but rather at a time where they can go home afterwards. This is because some redness and bruising is common around the injection sites, and people often don’t want others to know that they have had Botox, despite the fact that almost everybody now seems to do it.
A final word of warning is that you should only have the procedure completed by a registered and licensed professional. Although you can often have Botox in beauty salons, department stores, and spas, and you can even have a Botox party, this is not recommended. After all, you are injected a highly potent toxin in your face, and you want to make sure that it is done properly.