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Is BOTOX Right For You?

If you’re feeling insecure about your skin as you age, you’re not alone. Many people begin to feel unhappy with the appearance of their skin as they get older. Women, in particular, often express dissatisfaction with the facial wrinkles beginning to form as the years go by.

One solution is becoming more and more popular around the world: BOTOXTM. But what is BOTOXTM? Is it right for you?

Where do wrinkles come from?

Wrinkles are a natural result of aging. As you age, your skin begins to deteriorate on a cellular level. Cells can’t regenerate as well as they used to once you are past a certain age. Additionally, repeated muscle contractions over the years contribute to wrinkles. When you frown or smile, the muscles under your skin contract. These contractions make your skin fold, which over time causes lines on your forehead and crow’s feet.

What are Neurotoxins?

Neurotoxins are beneficial because they stop muscles from contracting, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and other facial flaws. BOTOXTM is one of the most popular neurotoxins available.


BOTOXTM is an FDA-approved product to temporarily improve moderate to severe wrinkles between the brows and next to the eyes. It is an extremely safe treatment, with few reporting allergic reactions.

You may have heard that BOTOXTM takes away the ability to make facial expressions, but if you receive BOTOXTM from a licensed medical expert, your ability to use your facial muscles will not be affected. Positive results from BOTOXTM begin to show as soon as 1-7 days after the treatment

The administration of BOTOXTM isn’t particularly painful and some patients say it feels like a pinch. If you’re concerned about the pain, discuss it with your injector. He or she can provide you with ice or a topical numbing cream to reduce any brief discomfort caused by the injection

BOTOXTM is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment for wrinkles and crow’s feet. If you are interested in a BOTOXTM treatment, consult your physician today – chances are you are eligible. Learn how great younger skin can feel with BOTOXTM.