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Dear LovelySkin: Should I get Botox®?

Dear LovelySkin: Should I get Botox®?

Dear LovelySkin,

Should I get BOTOX®?


No matter how small, choosing to have a cosmetic procedure done is a big decision. BOTOX® is a highly successful non-surgical procedure that is a great anti-wrinkle treatment for anyone who wants a smoother, more youthful complexion.  

Injections and fillers offer more immediate and dramatic results than most anti-aging serums and creams. They are also better for treating dramatic, deep-set wrinkles and furrows that can appear between the brows, on the forehead and around the mouth. If you are searching for a temporary yet effective answer to wrinkles, BOTOX® is right for you. 

Because there are numerous types of fillers available, it is important to research and understand the differences between each treatment. Before deciding whether BOTOX® is right for you, consult a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. They will be able to determine which type of filler or wrinkle relaxer is right for you. Many times, they may recommend using a combination of two or more types of fillers. If you have a history with certain medical conditions such as muscle spasms, this procedure may not be right for you. 

Frown lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles occur because the muscles that control your facial expressions are used often. BOTOX® is the original formulation of botulinumtoxin A, a wrinkle relaxer that is injected into the skin to correct these imperfections. This anti-wrinkle treatment inactivates the muscles that control these movements to prevent them from contracting and forming furrows. 

Patients generally experience only minor discomfort during this anti-wrinkle treatment. Side effects may include temporary bruising, temporary weakness of nearby muscles, drooping of an eyelid and lopsided facial expressions. Following your treatment, you can immediately resume your regular activities. 

Have you tried a wrinkle relaxer? Share your experience with us. 

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Marie is a content writer and social media strategist who has worked at LovelySkin since 2012. She loves scouring the internet for the latest hair and makeup how-to videos and talking about her number one must-have skin care product - sunscreen!

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