Celebrity secret to look 10 years younger

Are you looking for anti-aging remedies? Do you want to get rid of those crow’s feet at the corner of your eye? Ever wondered how celebrities continue to look young despite their increasing age?  One of their well-kept secrets is BOTOX!


What is Botox?

Botox is a trading name for "botulinum toxin" – a substance used for anti-aging treatments.


How does it work?

When Botox is injected, it blocks nerve signals to some muscles. This way it relaxes the muscles and prevents wrinkling. This makes it an effective substance for making you look young.

You must be wondering if it blocks nerves, is it really safe? Or what is this chemical substance? This brings us to the safety aspect.


How safe is its use?

Literature ideally refers to botox as “one of the most poisonous substances known to man”. But it is treated with strict protocols to make it safe for cosmetic purposes.


Is it a permanent or a temporary solution?

Botox fillers are temporary solutions and will last for about 6 months. After this time lapse, the wrinkles will start to show again. This is when we need to redo the botox with a top-up.


What if I discontinue my botox follow-ups?

Since it is a temporary cosmetic treatment, the lines and wrinkles will start showing once the botox starts wearing out.

To make an informed choice, we should always consider the positives and the negatives. No intervention comes without its set of negatives. Careful consideration and outweighing one over the other will help your decision.


What are its advantages and disadvantages?

Every treatment comes with its pros and cons.

The advantages are – youth-keeping because of which it is being excessively used in cosmetology and is relatively safe to use. It is also used to prevent migraines and excessive sweating. Dentists have been increasingly using botox as a treatment modality for TMJ pains, clenching, and grinding, orthodontics, etc.

The disadvantages are – it is not a permanent treatment modality. If you stop your follow-ups, the youthfulness may start to wear out and the lines and wrinkles come back in time. Make sure you visit a qualified medical professional for your treatment. If you visit someone without the qualification, it may end with poor results like – muscle drooping, frozen look, asymmetry, etc. There can be mild redness, itching or bruising for a day or two around that area.

With any treatment, you may want to take the cost factor into consideration. Make sure you get your money’s worth!!


How much do they cost?

The cost of the treatment depends on the skill of the professional and experience involved. It is wiser to ask the dentist/cosmetologist/ dermatologist the charges for the treatment.


About the author:

Dr. Paresh Lotlekar is the Founder and CEO at Studio32 Dental Care Pvt. Ltd., a chain of super specialty dental clinics in Goa. He has completed his BDS from Goa Dental College and Hospital and MDS in Periodontology and Oral Implantology from the prestigious KLE University, Belgaum. He offers passionate insight and smart advice on oral health and wellness through his blogs. Connect with him at drpareshlotlekar@gmail.com.

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