Wrinkle Treatment with Botox
Botox is certainly one of the most well-known and popular treatments for the reduction and removal of facial wrinkles.
It is a non-surgical procedure using face injections to prevent the muscle contractions that create the crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles that we get from smiling, laughing or frowning.
Because Botox injections are a non-surgical method of treating wrinkles, there are much lower risks than are associated with cosmetic surgery.
This is not to say that no risks exist, Botox is after all the use of an extremely powerful, naturally-occurring toxin, Clostridium Botulinum.
However, Botox is a treatment that has been used for wrinkle treatment, along with other medical uses such as excessive sweating and blepharospasm for over 20 years, with tens of thousands of people safely receiving treatment every year, in many different countries.
Prices vary very widely, and many people choose to get their wrinkle treatment abroad, to take advantage of some big savings. Czech Republic, Poland, Turkey, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Malaysia all offer Botox at a much lower cost.
We are aware of patients sometimes paying less than one-fifth of the price, depending on which country they get treated…
FAQs About Botox
Will I benefit?
If you feel that facial and forehead wrinkles are making you look older than you would like, you may benefit from Botox treatment.
Additionally, Botox has been used medically, to prevent excessive sweating, excessive blinking (Blepharosmasms), and although not properly scientifically substantiated, it is also used for the treatment of migraines.
What Happens During the Botox Procedure?
During the Botox procedure, a micro-needle injects very small quantities of Botox into very precise areas of the muscles of your face.
The needle is incredibly fine, so the whole procedure will be virtually painless. You certainly won’t need any kind of anaesthetic during your wrinkle treatment.
What Are My Options?
As well as being used as a very effective anti-aging treatment, Botox is also used to prevent excessive sweating, typically of the hands, feet, armpits and chest.
Various different manufacturers of the Botulinum protein exist, and you may see it branded as Botox, Xeomin, Myobloc or Dysport.
The principle behind each of these wrinkle treatments is the same, however.
How Safe is Botox?
It is very safe, and countless people get successful wrinkle treatments with Botox every year.
At the time of writing, in fact, more than 4.5 million people have had the treatment, making Botox the World’s Most Popular Cosmetic Treatment.
What Results Can I Expect?
Facial injections with Botox will leave your skin tightened, and crow’s feet and other wrinkles of your face will be reduced or removed.
The procedure will not have any effect on skin problems such as acne scars or sun damage, so for issues such as these, you would be advised to look in to visit a dermatologist, as there are some excellent methods for reversing the aging of the skin.
You do need to know that the results are not permanent. You can expect the results to last for three to six months, after which you may consider repeating the treatment.
Does Botox have any Side Effects?
Because Botox relaxes the muscles, it can occasionally cause an eyelid to temporarily droop, or a create a lop-sided facial expression.
This is rare, and would generally be because the treatment was not performed by a sufficiently competent doctor.
These kinds of unwelcome side-effects are extremely rare, and are purely temporary, lasting at most for a few weeks.
I’ve Seen People on TV Who Have That Frozen Face Look After Botox injections. Will that happen to me?
That particular appearance is the result of the cosmetic surgeon using too much Botox, with not enough care.
The normal, and correct way to inject the Botox is to concentrate on the facial muscles that cause wrinkles on the face, while allowing the muscles that affect facial expressions to continue as normal.
Assuming your surgeon is competent, this really should not be too much of a worry.
What Does Botox Wrinkle Treatment Cost?
More than any other Cosmetic Treatment we have reviewed, the price of Botox wrinkle treatment really does depend on where you get it done!
Big savings are available if you choose to get Botox done in Belgium, Turkey and Poland, which are convenient for EU residents.
US and Canadian residents often choose to take advantage of lower prices in Mexico, Argentina, , Dominican Republic, Peru, Costa Rica and Guatemala, while in Asia, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, South Korea and Singapore can offer some very, very competitive prices.