Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
Botox is a treatment that is most commonly used to erase or reduce wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Although it is currently a trendy way to look younger, it did not start out that way. Botox treatments have been around for years and were originally used in the 1980’s as a therapeutic treatment. The results have very little side effects and last for 4-6 months so treatments only need to occur a few times a year. In 2002, the FDA approved the use of Botox Cosmetic or botulinum toxin type A to improve the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles and grew immediately in popularity as a less invasive form of cosmetic surgery or procedures. Over 11 million people have tried Botox treatments with the numbers rising each and every year. The best place to get the Botox Cosmetic procedure done is under the care of a licensed medical profession and preferably a company that is familiar with doing the treatment. And most insurance companies will not cover the Botox Costmetic procedure so one would need to prepare for the payment process.
The Botox Cosmetic procedure is a fairly simple process and has shown benefits for both men and women. Anesthesia is not required since the process is really quick and has minimal pain. Some people will benefit from a numbing cream applied before getting the Botox Cosmetic procedure done. All that is required is a few tiny little injections are done directly in the muscles that are found in between eyebrows that cause a lot of the frown lines in that spot. In less than 10 minutes, a patient is on their way after the Botox Cosmetic procedure and can return to their job or whatever other activities they have planned for the day. The side effects are really minimal but could include inflammation, localized pain where the procedure was done, swelling or redness, and numbness.