No one wants to show signs of aging. If you are aiming to reduce signs of aging or reverse wrinkles and fine lines, Botox® is your answer. It’s currently the most in-demand nonsurgical cosmetic procedure in the world. For good reason too. It’s very effective at eliminating wrinkles and fine lines.
If you are thinking about getting Botox® but you’re not sure whether or not it’s the right option, this article is for you. This article will detail some of the pros and cons to ensure you are choosing the right procedure.
This guide will deliver everything you need to know about Botox® to make an informed decision. What you see comes from experts so you know you are getting practical and accurate information. The best thing you can do is come meet with one of our experts one-on-one. That way you can get all of your specific questions answered by our informed and experienced professionals. We’ve made it easy to schedule your next consultation online.
What Exactly Is Botox® and How Does It Work?
What Is It?
Botox® is a drug that was approved for medical treatment around 1989. It wasn’t until 2002 that it was approved for cosmetic procedures. It’s a form of Botulinum Toxin, type A that has been purified.
When the chemical is injected, it blocks the signals stemming from the nerves in whatever area it’s located. This helps to keep the muscles from contracting in that respective area. Instead, it forces them to relax. This makes Botox® a viable option not only for treating wrinkles and fine lines but also for treating various medical conditions as well.
There are plenty of things that Botox can be used for. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, these include:
- Helping reduce forehead furrows
- Minimising neck bands
- Slimming down jaw lines
- Fixing gummy smiles
- Smoothing out bunny, lip, and brow lines
Some Of The Pros Of Getting Botox:
While we are big fans of Botox®, it doesn’t mean we don’t recognise the downsides associated with it. You want to know everything including the good and the bad before making your decision.
– It’s Proven
One of the things to love about Botox® is its effectiveness. To put it plainly, it just works. This is a treatment that has been proven to be effective time and time again. It’s not only approved as a treatment by the Federal Drug Administration, but it’s a treatment that millions of people have received with satisfactory results. It’s a proven procedure that can erase your wrinkles for a good 3 to 4 months. That being said, you want to ensure it’s administered properly. That’s why it’s so important to find a reputable and qualified provider like us to ensure it’s mixed and injected safely.
– It’s Quick and Easy
Another thing to love about Botox is the quickness of the procedure. It’s not a procedure that has any downtime whatsoever. The actual “procedure” only takes 30 minutes at most. This time includes the consultation and the preparation too. The actual injection takes 10 minutes or less. You can get the procedure done on your lunch break and be back to work in less than an hour. It’s a quick, easy, and mostly painless procedure that a lot of people love.
– No Downtime
To go along with the point above, you don’t need to worry about any downtime from the procedure. This is one of its major advantages of it as opposed to some of the more invasive procedures. A botox injection doesn’t require any downtime which makes it a practical option for many. While you may experience a small bruise at the injection site, it’s not going to be a big deal. It’s something that can be easily covered up with a little makeup. You will need to avoid participating in any intense exercise for a good 24 hours post procedure though. Other than that, you just follow the instructions of our clinicians and get on with your life.
– Get Quick Results
One of the most significant benefits of getting Botox® as a procedure is the fact that it can deliver such quick results. You end up seeing visible results within seven days of getting the Botox injected. While it does take around 10 to 14 days to see the complete results, you can begin to start seeing visible results nearly right away.
– It’s Not Permanent
This is likely to be a “pro” for some. Having a permanent procedure can be a con because it might not give you the results you wanted or expected. Because Botox isn’t permanent and because it’s going to wear off in a few months, you can go back to how things were. However, if you enjoyed the results, you can go ahead and get the procedure done again. With Botox®, you end up getting a procedure that will help you look younger and more refreshed. A lot of patients appreciate the temporary nature of it because they get to reverse course if they want.
– Minimal Risks
When you are getting any kind of procedure done, you want to understand the risks. The risk is what stops a lot of people from getting cosmetic procedures done. With Botox, there are minimal risks to worry about. Botox® has been around for a long time at this point. Likewise, there’s been a lot of research on it. While there are risks of choosing unlicensed injectors and counterfeit products, as long as you are going to a reputable and certified injector, you have minimal things to worry about.
All of our specialists and assistants at Bromley Aesthetics are fully certified and committed to delivering our patients the best possible professional treatment. You can contact us right now to schedule your appointment.
– Other Benefits
There are other cosmetic benefits that you can get from getting Botox injections. These can include reducing any excessive sweating and other things.
– It’s Non-Surgical
A lot of people love the fact that Botox® is minimally invasive. It’s certainly nowhere near as invasive as plastic surgery. Getting surgery is scary for many. If you aren’t ready to go under the knife, you may be able to get similar benefits by using injections like Botox. For a lot of our patients, Botox® can offer effective non-invasive and nonsurgical alternatives.
– It’s Customisable
Botox® is very customisable. Not everyone is going to need as much nor will they need the injections in the same locations. A professional will be able to help you figure out the best place for your injections based on your desired results.
These Botox injections can be used in smaller amounts to give you results that you can build on. For instance, if you have very deep wrinkles, you could continue to get more injections at the same spot. Whereas, if you have fine lines you are trying to get rid of, you won’t need nearly as much. The customization aspect of Botox makes it one of the best at delivering natural-looking results.
Some Cons Of Botox®
While there are numerous benefits to consider with Botox®, there are some cons to consider as well.
– It’s Not Permanent
As mentioned previously, this could be a benefit for some. However, it can also be a con for many. If you are someone that wants to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, you may want something that is going to last. While Botox® does last for a good 3 to 4 months, it’s going to require you to get the procedure again and again for long-lasting results. Thus, you will need to pay for the same procedure every 3 to 4 months to keep yourself looking young and fresh.
– It Can Take Several Treatments To See The Results You Want
You will find that some patients would rather have their touchup’s done around 2 weeks if they didn’t get quite the results they wanted with the first injection. In some cases, you will need to get more than one injection. This isn’t inherently a con, but it can be for some. After all, you will need to spend more for an additional injection. Some would view this as a pro because you get to stop when you see the results you want.
At our office, we address this ‘con’ by scheduling your follow-up 2 weeks later. At this point, we can tell how the Botox is settling in. We always welcome open dialog and we want all of our patients to be completely satisfied with their results. It’s very important to attend your follow-up appointment and be honest about how happy you are with your results.
– You May Lose Expressions
It’s known that Botox® can make you look expressionless. After all, Botox works by paralyzing muscles to prevent wrinkles. This means that you may have your expressions change. When it’s not injected by a professional, it can even freeze muscles and make you look surprised all of the time.
There is another issue that can result related to your eyebrow. This is known as brow ptosis. This is something that can affect either side of your face. This occurs when your eyebrow doesn’t get lifted or it becomes hard to lift. This can generally be avoided when you go to a professional that’s certified and who listens to your concerns.
– It Can Cause Side Effects
While Botox® is considered safe, it could come with some side effects. These side effects are generally rare. However, they can include:
- Bruising where the Botox was injected
- Loss of speech
- Brow ptosis
- Neck pain
If you experience one or more of these symptoms, you should call your injector as soon as possible. They will be able to provide you with more information on what steps to take.
Get Botox At Bromley Aesthetics
Now that you are informed about some of the pros and cons of Botox®, you can figure out whether or not it’s the right procedure for you.
We love Botox® and the many benefits it offers. We know how good it can make our clients look and feel. We take every injection seriously and we pride ourselves on delivering the best results for every client.
If you have any further questions about Botox®, you can always contact us. We are always here to help. You want to choose a reputable clinic with a stellar reputation. That’s what Bromley Aesthetics prides itself on being. Contact us right now to find out more or to have your next treatment booked.