The benefits of Botox injections are obvious to most of us. Reduced wrinkles, and crow’s feet. The disappearance of frown lines, and other markings around the neck. But at what cost are we putting ourselves through this? Is this the only way to reduce some of our aging appearances?
While unknown to some there are risks associated with receiving Botox Injections. Botox is closely related to botulism, and some of the side effects can be quite dangerous. Side effects as simple as bruising or nausea can occur but more serious events such as Dysphasia-a verbal impairment or Ptosis-an abnormal paralysis in various muscles near and around the injection site can occur.
The other downside while not dangerous from a medical standpoint but more a financial one is that Botox injections do not last a long time. More over the positive effects of the injection will begin to wear off after a three or so months. Meaning you may find yourself receiving Botox three or four times a year. Is this a painful procedure you actually want to go through that often?
The good news is there are alternatives, and guess what they don’t involve needles or injections. Cosmetic and skin care product manufacturers are progressing leaps and bounds in research and development of new products. They’re learning to deliver collagen and other nutrients directly into the skin. These procedures are yielding benefits similar and equal to botox over time.
The advantages of considering a product over a Botox injection are of course the obvious one, you don’t need to get the injection any longer, but also the cost and medical risks associate with injections. Purchasing a skin care product once every three too six months isn’t as expensive as booking an appointment with your local cosmetic surgeon to receive botox. Nor are there the same medical risks associated with cosmetic products as there is with the injections.
With this information it’s obvious that Botox is not the only alternative to reducing wrinkles and other marks of aging. The social and financial costs associated with Botox can be traded in for safer cosmetic product solutions to anti aging. Of course if you have any questions or concerns about a particular product or procedure be sure to consult your family doctor, but you can rest assured that the pain savings alone using a skin care product rather then receiving an injection will be well worth the switch.