By Zamani Wheels

Imagine your bathroom door is a magic portal. A gateway that leads to a land where fabulous creams and potions that keep your skin smooth and super soft, grow on trees. A golden path flanked by the most beautiful smelling flowers leads you to a magical spring: the Fountain of Youth. Bathe in it and superior health and amazing looks are guaranteed to be yours.

Now, let’s get back to reality. Your bathroom is, most likely, pretty ordinary and despite the many wishful tales, the Magic Fountain of Youth is yet to be found. If it does exist, the people in the know keep awfully quiet about it. By lack of an enchanted bathroom containing a magic spring, there are plenty of tricks and techniques to maintain good health and great skin.

If you find sticking to a healthy diet and lifestyle at all times too strict and plastic surgery too drastic, Botox can be a pleasant middle ground. However, despite it being a very popular technique to maintain your looks, you might have come across some scary stories about Botox. We are here to separate the facts from the fiction and let you decide.

The Questions About Botox You Always Wanted To Ask:

What Is Botox?

Botox is short for Botulinum toxin or BTX, which, we know, is quite a mouth full. Botox is the commercial brand name of BTX and has been used in cosmetic and medical treatments for several decades.

Is Botox Dangerous?

The answer: No.

Botox has been used for many years in medical procedures and has been approved by regulatory health agencies. These organisations run tests and make sure that any medication or medical treatment, like Botox, is safe to use. Furthermore, doctors train for many years and have learned exactly how to safely administer a Botox treatment.

Can Botox Get Rid Of All My Wrinkles?

The answer: No.

We have two types of wrinkles in our face. One type is dynamic wrinkles and we get these from moving the muscles in our face. The other type is static wrinkles and these develop as we get older and, depending on your skin type and if you spend a lot of time in the sun.

Botox deals with the dynamic wrinkles by relaxing the muscles underneath these folds, which results in an improved appearance. If you want to get rid of static wrinkles, then you would need a different treatment such as chemical peeling, fillers, or even plastic surgery.

Is Botox Only Used For Wrinkles?

The answer: No.

Although it is a very popular treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, Botox is also used to treat medical conditions like migraines, excessive sweating, muscle spasms, and depression. Botox can also be an effective treatment if you have issues with your jaw, for which the fancy term is TMJ disorders. So, Botox is not only used to make you look good but to make you feel better from the inside as well.

Can Men Use Botox Too?

The answer: Absolutely

There is no reason why men can’t use Botox. Botox for cosmetic reasons works just as well on men and in addition to the medical conditions listed above, Botox can also be used for the treatment of premature ejaculation.

Is Botox Permanent?

The answer: No.

The effect of a Botox treatment does wear off over the course of several months. If you stop having treatments, the normal development of wrinkles will continue as you age.

Will I Lose My Facial Expression With Botox?

The answer: No.

You might have seen that frozen look on someone’s face and it looks peculiar, as their face doesn’t seem to have any expression. This frozen appearance tends to be the result of injecting too much Botox. An experienced medical practitioner will know exactly how much to use to soften any wrinkles without freezing your face.

Do I Have To Start Botox Treatment As Early As Possible?             

The answer: No.

It is not advisable to have Botox treatment when your skin hasn’t completely matured and your facial muscles haven’t fully formed. When you start your Botox treatment is up to you, but it is recommended to wait at least a few years if you are still in your 20s.

Botox is not as scary as you might have been led to believe. In addition to helping you look younger, it can also be used to treat a range of medical conditions. If you lead a healthy and happy lifestyle, there is probably no need for you to use Botox.

However, if you think you could use a little help easing your creases and you want a splash from the Fountain of Youth–or even just a drop–then Botox could be the solution for a younger, softer appearance.