Americans are living longer, healthier lives than generations past. As a result, more and more Americans are turning to cosmetic treatments in order to slow, if not prevent, the signs of aging.
Botox has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. “Botox relaxes your facial appearance to restore a smoother, more youthful appearance. It only takes a small amount of Botox, and combined with topical anesthetics, Botox can be completely painless,” according to Dr. Janis Campbell, Dermatologist at Laser Rejuvenation Clinic and Spa of Calgary.
Botox is a purified toxin of the bacteria that causes botulism, a rare paralytic illness. However, patients receiving Botox treatments are at no risk of contracting this disorder
Botox treatments work by blocking the nerves that contract muscles, thereby softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Treatments typically take an average of 30 minutes to complete, are cause little to no discomfort. Because of the ease and convenience of Botox injections, as well as its efficacy, Botox continues to gain popularity, and has helped many men and women achieve a more radiant appearance. “Botox injections are the ideal cosmetic procedure: dramatic benefits, few side effects and adjustable to achieve desired results,” states Dr. Janis P. Campbell, Dermatologist at Laser Rejuvenation Clinic and Spa of Calgary.
Botox treatments have become one of the most common cosmetic treatments in the United States, alongside Juvederm injections and fillers. In fact, it’s estimated that nearly 2 million soft tissue fillers were administered in the United States between 2012 and 2013 according to a recent survey.
Botox can even be used a preventative measure to slow or even stop the progression of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox does not, and will not “freeze” a patient’s facial expressions, but rather promote a smoother, glowing appearance.
Often regarded as solely a cosmetic procedure, Botox treatments are also used in the treatment of chronic medical conditions such as overactive bladder, migraine headaches, uncontrollable blinking, and excessive perspiration.
Patients are encouraged to work closely with their doctor in order to discover the many benefits of Botox, and how it improve not only your appearance, but your health. Read more like this.