Is Botox Right for You?

Written By: Jasmine Amabile

First off, let’s define botox: It’s a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Okay great, here’s what it does: It blocks the nerve synapses in the muscle at the injection site, therefore when trying to exercise that muscle, botox will keep it from contracting. If you have questions about toxicity, a toxic injection dose, according to Allure magazine, is 2,500-3,000 units while a typical max dosage is 100 units.

If you desire to combat wrinkles, this relaxes them and prevents new ones such as 11s, smiles lines, crows feet, and forehead lines. A key thing to remember is that it takes about three to seven days for you to see noticeably smoother skin after the procedure and will last for about four months before it dissipates. However, just an FYI, botox is more than just for cosmetic purposes, and other uses include treating migraines, helping with sweating, and muscular disorders.

Wondering how to find the place and type of procedure that’s right for you? Check online for both price comparison and the procedure unit amounts to see what best fits you and your budget. Read reviews and ask around to see other people’s opinions on the types of botox and what worked for them. Call the place and ask/do a consultation to get all your researched questions answered and make sure you’re comfortable with the professional doing the procedure.

Remember, botox isn’t for everyone, and wrinkles are a natural way to aging, so don’t feel pressured if it doesn’t feel right for you.


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