One Great Way to Enhance Your Looks: Botox

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Aging is nothing short of awful. Your skin changes and you start to purchase more and more cosmetics in order to hide the blemishes and wrinkles. After a while, it is likely that you will start to look for something that can hide these imperfection a bit more permanently. One way to get those results is by opting for Newport Beach Botox services.

What Is Botox?

Botox is a type of protein that is used to paralyze the muscles that cause wrinkles on your face. Basically, the nerve impulses in those muscles get blocked. Because the muscle cannot move anymore, the skin can’t wrinkle or sag either. Basically, treatment will stop your face from looking as wrinkly.

How Long Does it Last?

Botox is not a permanent solution. After a few months, the effects will have worn off because the protein is fully broken down and absorbed by the body. At this point, the wrinkles and sagginess will return, unless you go for subsequent treatment. The more often you have Botox, the longer the effects will last. While you will always have to return for more injections, it is a lot less invasive than surgery.

Is it Right for You?

You should never take a decision to have a cosmetic procedure done lightly. The most important thing is that you find a professional that is properly qualified to offer you the treatment. As the popularity of Botox has grown, so has the number of clinics that actually aren’t trained to deliver this treatment at all. Don’t have Botox completed in a mall shop, no matter how cheap it may be on offer for in other words.

You must also be well informed about what you can expect from Botox treatment. Too many people have unrealistic expectations of having 40 years wiped off their face in five minutes. This simply isn’t possible, or at least not without freezing your face. While there have been unscrupulous physicians who allowed this to happen, they are now much more regulated and will only agree to give you a natural look.

You may also find that it takes at least two weeks after having the injections for you to see any results at all. The effects can last for several months and, as stated, will last longer the more often you have treatment.  If you stick with the same clinic, you may also find that your treatment becomes discounted, making it more affordable. While Botox isn’t free, cosmetic products like makeup and foundation isn’t free either and you will no longer need to invest in those.

Do make sure that you speak to a good physician to find out whether the treatment is right for you. There are some medical conditions and allergies that would prevent you from having Botox treatment, but your physician will advise you on that. The procedure is virtually painless and completes very quickly, which is why it is also known as the ‘lunchtime facelift’.