Botox: pros and cons

Botox injections are the most popular skin rejuvenation remedy among others widely used. This drug is used in all areas of medicine, where in the treatment of diseases it is necessary to suppress unwanted muscle activity. The rejuvenating effect is achieved by Botox by causing temporary muscle paralysis, as a result of which facial expressions become less pronounced, muscles relax and wrinkles are smoothed out.

Arguments for Botox

Botox really eliminates: horizontal wrinkles on the forehead, wrinkles on the eyelids, vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows, upturned eyebrows, nasolabial folds, crow’s feet, oblique wrinkles on the back of the nose and bridge of the nose, vertical wrinkles above the lips, vertical and horizontal wrinkles on the neck, sweating feet, palms and armpits.

The argument in favor of Botox is the painlessness of the procedure, which is used even without anesthesia. The ability to do without plastic surgery and surgery is also an advantage in favor of Botox.

Also, the advantages of Botox include the fact that it relieves headaches by relaxing muscles. Smoothing the area between the eyebrows, according to scientists, is an effective fight against depression. Botox does not accumulate in the body, which gives confidence that there will be no negative consequences after many years. Botox is non-toxic and does not provoke allergic reactions, which allows it to be used when necessary for children with cerebral palsy.

All this applies to the arguments in favor of Botox, however, this procedure has its drawbacks. Let’s consider them.

Arguments against Botox

The first argument against is the rather high cost of an injection, and not everyone is able to afford it. Moreover, the procedure will require more than one, and the effect will last an average of four to six months, which means the need for repeated application. The final price depends on the clinic where the procedure is performed.

Secondly, after the use of Botox, side effects are possible, such as nausea, bruising and pain, swelling, headache, and loss of facial expressions.

Thirdly, Botox is addictive, and some people simply become addicted to this drug.

Botox is not recommended for people under thirty-five years of age, as it can disrupt the natural production of albumin and hyaluronic acid, which leads to a loss of skin elasticity. There are also contraindications for Botox, such as myasthenia gravis and similar syndromes, high myopia, herpetic eruptions and inflammation at the injection site, pregnancy and lactation, thrombophilia and hemophilia.

Alternative to Botox

An alternative to Botox are creams and serums based on hyaloronic acid, which acts by filling wrinkles and smoothing them from the inside. Creams containing glycolic acid cleanse, have a tightening effect and revitalize the skin, tone the muscles of the skin. Muscle fillers based on essential oils and collagen restore the epidermis, activate intracellular metabolism, restore softness and strength to the skin. Peptide creams and masks eliminate wrinkles and smooth mimic folds, improve blood circulation and improve skin cell regeneration.

Of course, to inject or not to inject rejuvenating Botox injections, everyone decides for himself. Before deciding on this procedure, you need to weigh all the pros and cons. It should also be noted that it is better to go to the clinic to experienced specialists, and not to a beauty salon.

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