Botox is huge right now and to put it simply, it’s a procedure that treats dynamic wrinkles caused by movements of the underlying muscles. When these muscles are injected with Botox they relax, stop contracting, and leave you with smooth, wrinkle-free skin. A ton of these treatments are done every year and ultimately this procedure is very safe. But hey, a procedure is a procedure and we get having first-timers being a little nervous about it or wondering if botox is even right for them. That’s where we can help. Let’s take a look at some pros and cons of getting botox.
It works. This is probably the biggest draw, botox is a quick, easy, pain-free procedure that works and is approved by the FDA. Not only does it work, but it works for an extended period of time. If you get botox, there’s a chance you aren’t going to see another wrinkle for 3 months.
We know we’ve said this already, but botox is quick and painless. From the moment you walk into your doctor’s office to the moment you leave, there’s a good chance you’ll only see about 60 – 90 minutes pass you by. In fact, the injection itself only takes about five minutes, ten tops. And although we’ve all seen the scary photos of a needle being shoved into our face skin, these needles are actually super tiny and they don’t hit any nerves.
The results of botox are quick and in a world that thrives on instant gratification, this is everything. You will start to notice a difference in your skin within the first 2 – 7 days, then in just a matter of about two whole weeks, you’ll see the treatment take its full effect.
Unlike a tattoo, botox is some crazy commitment you have to stick with. If you decide you don’t like the look of botox, you never have to go back, and in just a few months your skin will look exactly how it did before you had the procedure done.
For some people, the fact that botox isn’t permanent is a big plus, but for others, this could absolutely be viewed as a con. If you like what botox does to your skin, you will need to plan on getting injections at least twice a year to maintain.
Some people do have allergic reactions to botox. If you experience this, you will have to notify your doctor, but more than likely there won’t be any long-term consequences.
Botox certainly isn’t a cheap or free procedure and can cost anywhere from $250 – $1,500.
Sometimes you won’t see results within days or even weeks and it will take another round to get the smooth skin you so desire. Since everybody’s skin is different, it’s hard to say how each and every person’s face will respond to botox.