The lowdown on botox – pros and cons

Beauty is everywhere we turn these days, and treatments born out of correcting imperfections is big business. You may have heard of botox… and might even be considering trying it out after some friends or colleagues ‘got some’. So, we thought we’d do a bit of research and provide you with the pros and cons of this cosmetic beauty procedure.


Botulinum toxin or otherwise know as botox, is a natural, purified protein that is used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to treat medical conditions such as excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis.

The treatment is used to soften the lines caused by facial expression and can be adjusted to ensure natural results. The duration of results is variable in between individuals but ranges from 3 to 6 months.

Botox can be used on a wide range of patients, and is primarily used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also be injected into the area around the side of the eyes to improve the look of moderate to severe crow’s feet lines. It is an effective treatment for smoothing out these lines.

A botox consult allows patients to talk to their nurse about what they don’t love about their face or perhaps that they feel tired and as though they look grumpy. The nurse will then put together a plan on how botox might be able to temporarily help with that by staging injections and preparing a plan of where on the face the botox is actually needed.



Patients may experience slight bruising and swelling after botox.

The cost of botox is quite expensive, starting anywhere from $300+.

After one treatment you may feel as though you ‘need’ this treatment. Depending on your budget, we would recommend trying a facial treatment plan before undergoing any surgical procedures to improve your appearance.

Botox is administered through injections. While it is a quite quick procedure, you will feel slight pain from the needle prick.

If botox is injected wrong it can be dangerous and have adverse affects on the muscles that control your face. You should always make sure a medical professional injects the botox.

There is a risk of injecting too much botox where your face will become so stiff that it may be difficult for you to move it the way you used too. Make sure you take professional advice for how much and how often you have botox injections.

Because girl you wont be smiling with a stiff face!


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