Botox is the trade name of a cosmetic product created by Allergen Inc., is used by millions of people around the world today. Originally used as a muscle-relaxing toxin, it is now popularly used as a cosmetic treatment. Clients rely on the Botox treatments as a safe, more affordable alternative to cosmetic surgeries like face lifts.
When to Avoid Botox Treatments?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the injectable product, and doctors will usually recommend it to anyone in good health between the ages of 18 to 65. However, you should avoid using Botox injections if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as both FDA and Allergen cautions.
Additionally, if you have a neurological disease—any disorder of the nerves, brain or spinal cord, such as Huntington’s disease—you should avoid it all together.
So, when should you use it?
It’s best for people whose goal is to look younger but do not want to take more drastic and permanent measures such as plastic surgery.
It is a temporary, “short-term” fix, clients don’t have to commit to more serious changes to their appearances but can still look younger.
Even as a temporary fix, it’s an effective beauty enhancing treatment that leads to significant improvements in your appearance. It’s also good for people with busy schedules: unlike plastic surgery, which can take weeks to heal, the injections take five minutes.
You can literally set an appointment at our Irvine med spa over a lunch hour, get your Botox injections in five minutes and be out the door and back to the office.
The product has had its share of controversies, but if injected properly and used appropriately by people within the recommended age range, it’s completely safe with some possible temporary side effects.
Possible Botox Side Effects
Minor bruising, other side effects may include some initial pain and swelling; more serious effects include headaches and nausea. You can avoid these side effects by working with an experienced and well-qualified doctor. We’ve performed thousands of injections at our Irvine med spa in the heart of Orange County. Injection experience counts!
In summary, the treatment is convenient, FDA-approved cosmetic product that is an excellent alternative to more permanent options like face lifts or plastic surgery. Before getting a Botox treatment, be sure to do your research and choose an experienced professional.
There is a wide range of skin care treatments and other injections that can be added to get the ultimate results you’re looking for. All this can be discussed with you during your complimentary consultation. If you’re ready to discuss the possibilities, book a FREE evaluation appointment today.