How far are you willing to go to be beautiful? There have been many different treatments developed in recent years to get rid of some of the most common skin problems, such as acne or uneven skin tone. One of the most popular has been botox, to try to help erase wrinkles from the skin on your face.
There are other products that offer plumping to get rid of creases and sagging, but Botox ‘freezes’ your face to then smooth out your skin. In this article, we will discuss Botox, what it is, what it can do for you, and the pros and cons.
To Botox or Not to Botox
The important thing that you have to ask yourself is do you really need to go the drastic route in order to retain a younger looking face. Everybody will eventually look old no matter how helpful science had been to try to reverse or reduce the signs of aging. There are also many good facial creams on the market, such as the Dr. Patricia Wexler brand, or Olay Regenerist, that have been clinically proven to get good results.
No matter what beauty products you are using, including Botox or even plastic surgery, you are merely merely slowing the process, not reversing it. You should first look to your diet and how much water you drink, and how much you exercise, to see if you can improve in these areas first, before considering any procedure. Having a more healthy diet and a higher level of fitness can help you look younger, with increased vitality, and costs little compared to other methods of improving your skin.
But if you are thinking of Botox, then you need to do your research thoroughly to determine if it is right for you. Learn about the chemicals, the procedure. Ask around to see if any of your friends have had it. Research online. Ask for referrals for professionals whom you will trust to handle your skin, and your life. This is because botox, botulinim toxin, is, as the name states, a toxin—rat poison, in fact. Do you really want someone injecting that into your body to paralyze your muscles in your face to reduce the signs of wrinkles?
Continued in Part 2.