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Effects of botox and collagen treatments

When you are younger, you donít really notice the pressure society puts on people to stay slim, trim and young looking.  Whether the pressure is real or not, more and more people are turning to cosmetic surgery and treatments to regain their youthful appearance.  A cosmetic treatment growing in popularity is botulinum toxin or its more common name, Botox.  It is a popular non-surgical injection that will temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes and on the neck.  Basically, Botox is a toxin that paralyzes the muscles that cause wrinkles. While the muscles are paralyzed, the skin appears smoother and softer looking.  Another alternative to consider are collagen injections which also helps create the appearance of younger looking skin.

Some studies have also indicated that Botox has other advantages such as relieving migraine headaches, reducing excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the eyes and neck.  Although injections are only temporary, they can last up to 6 months.  Collagen injections are also only temporary lasting anywhere from 3 to 6 months.  They are becoming more popular as well because they are quick to administer and donít require any sedation.  The one caution about these injections is that if you have allergies to beef or lidocaine, you are likely not a candidate for collagen injections because of the significant risk of an allergic reaction.

If you have wrinkles between your eyelids and chin, the most effective way to address them is to fill them.  The two most popular choices to use are fat and collagen, often used for smaller areas while fat is mostly used for larger areas.  We highly recommend before proceeding with any cosmetic treatment you consult your family doctor.  Even though Botox has been around since 1982, be sure to use a certified plastic surgeon that has years of experience.  Your looks are at stake here so you want to do as much due diligence as possible before moving forward.  Some of the merchants below offer information and treatments of both botox and collagen.


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