Botox has become a household name over the past 10 years. Seeing photographs of celebrities whose faces haven’t aged in the past 15 years is becoming common . . . but their secret is out. Botox is no longer available only to the elite, it is now affordable for anyone. It is the constant contraction of facial muscles that results in the formation of wrinkles and lines. Botulinum toxin is a protein that relaxes muscles when it is injected, causing them to become dormant for a period of time. When the underlying muscles are relaxed, the result is a smoother, more youthful look. The forehead, crow’s feet around the eyes, and the area in between the eyebrows are the most prevalent areas for Botox use.
More people than ever before are wanting to get Botox injections. Because of this, many aesthetic salons and clinics are offering this cosmetic procedure, but the staff may not have been trained properly or have the proper credentials. Remember the saying, “You get what you pay for.” Botox mistakes are very rare if administered by a licensed doctor or a very experienced nurse, but the risks significantly increase if you choose an inexperienced or unqualified injector. Keep in mind that an experienced professional with an eye for facial symmetry and balance is always your best option.