Skincare and anti-aging products have become more common as people of all genders are putting in efforts to care for their skin. Some of these trends are inspired by skincare routines in South Korea, while others take inspiration from a variety of different places. Botox has been around for much longer than many of these trends, and there are those with the misconception that it has lost its place as a treatment. In the world of dermatology, however, nothing could be further from the truth. While laser treatments and other advances in medical technology are incredibly effective at what they do, Botox still has a number of advantages over other methods in certain circumstances.
There are some people who don’t want Botox treatments because they’re worried about safety. That’s understandable - botulinum toxin in large doses, (the substance that Botox is made of) is one of the most poisonous substances on the planet. That sounds scary, but when a licensed medical practitioner works with Botox, it’s nothing to worry about. Ironically, Botox is actually one of the safest cosmetic procedures available for what it does.
The reason Botox is considered so poisonous is that very small amounts of the substance can stop neurotransmitters from communicating with your muscles. In your whole body, that’s obviously a very serious problem. Extremely tiny amounts in certain parts of your body, however, will simply cause muscles in that area to relax. Botox is being researched within a variety of medical fields, from sports medicine to migraine treatment because it’s so safe when applied by a professional. Think of the side effects that can come from medications or surgery - Botox carries a much lower risk.
Botox has some side effects, but most of them are very minor. You might experience a bit of bruising, but it should go away within a few days. Headaches can occur, take a couple of Tylenol and let your injector know that you are experiencing this symptom. Let your treatment provider know if you’re experiencing any other unusual symptoms. Always disclose all medical conditions to any medical practitioner before you begin a treatment.
For most cosmetic procedures, your Botox treatment will be working its magic within 7-12 days, though you might start to see changes even before that. There’s very little aftercare necessary once you’ve had a Botox injection. That doesn’t mean that there aren't any important rules to follow (you shouldn’t, for example, take Ibuprofen right after Botox. On the injection day, do not wear a hat or a headband that may apply pressure to the treated area, do not workout immediately after getting the treatment, as this increases the risk of bruising), but you can generally carry on with your normal routine almost immediately after getting your first injection.
One of the most compelling reasons to get Botox is its efficacy. There are many subtle things that skin care specialists can do to rejuvenate your skin. We can use a variety of different lasers to promote the generation of new collagen and there’s evidence that light treatments reduce acne. These are all incredible advancements that will take dermatology even further than it has already been.
That all being said, when it comes to getting rid of wrinkles fast, Botox is incredibly hard to beat. There are few treatments that have as dramatic an impact as Botox. What’s more, well trained injectors have become incredibly good at using it. Erase the pictures of Botox in the early 2000's from your mind; it’s not like that anymore.
Botox is incredibly good at what it does; relaxing muscles for long periods of time. Above, ramifications of Botox in all kinds of different medical fields were discussed. Another trend that’s picking up steam is the Botox equivalent of a micro-dose, used at a young age to tighten pores, reduce oil production, and get rid of small lines. As we continue to make advances in medical science, we may very well develop several more helpful applications for Botox.
Want to learn more about Botox? Call about our Botox treatment in Winnipeg. We can do a free, full consultation with you to learn about all of your dermatological needs. You may end up getting Botox, or you may not - we’ll only recommend what we think the most effective options are for your skin care goals.