With every day, Botox’s reach to the public becomes greater and greater, as do the various uses for it. Nowadays, Botox isn’t simply used to make your favorite celebrities look young. Far from that;, it provides a safe, yet highly effective form of skin and body care, with positive results being reported all across the globe, in all clinics.
Not to mention all the various uses that Botox has and all the new ones being discovered. But now that you’re all pumped up, there is still a big question that remains. Well two actually: where do I find good Botox treatment and how do I sign up for it? A lot of other matters come to mind, like how much does Botox cost? Can I find it in my area?
Well, hopefully by the time you finish reading this, all you small little details will be ironed out and you’ll have to see for yourself if Botox is the right treatment for you.
How Botox Works Its Magic
On the contrary of what many will try to make you believe; no there is no black magic involved in Botox. Just a bit of chemistry and biology. And an injection.
Well, here’s a little lesson in biology: your facial muscles are constantly strained. Whether you notice it or not, which you probably don’t, your muscles are always under constant stress and are working tirelessly, regardless of what facial expression you make. You could be the most nonchalant, neutral person in the world and those muscles would still be stretching away.
And as with pretty much anything in this world, if it works too much, it gets a lot of wear and tear. This, with those muscles under all that consistent stress, it’s only natural that the strain will cause the skin above the muscles to start getting all wrinkled and uneven.
But how do you calm down these muscles, which are under so much stress? With Botox, of course. When it’s injected into a certain part of the face, it pretty much tells the muscles to chill out and lay a little low. With the straining gone, the skin above smoothens itself out, leaving an even surface and making you look younger and vibrant than ever before.
The same technique is used to dull the pain of other parts of the body as well. People with joint pains report improved usability of their limbs when injected with Botox, as it nulls the pain and helps to soothe out the muscles. And there are many more uses for Botox, and while they may still be in their research and testing phase, have shown some very promising prospects for future endeavours.
How to Sniff Out Some Botox
If you live in an urban area like New York, Botox is very easy to come across. Just doing a quick search on the internet will reveal a vast number of clinics available in and around your area, each one offering their own different services for your skincare needs.
But the problem with too many options is that deciding on one can be much harder. Imagine how easy it would be if there was only one clinic that offered Botox, so you really didn’t have to spend time contemplating which is best.
However, if that were true, you wouldn’t have the amazing prices of Botox that you currently have, as it would be far more expensive. Botox costs vary depending on the type being used, as well as the number of units. Some clinics also offer treatment of a general area, not by units.
But regardless of how you wish to receive the treatment and how you want to pay for Botox, NYC has some very good deals available for grab. Honestly, all you really need to do is look it up online, or word of mouth. One way or another, what you need to be looking for is feedback.
To find the Botox treatment plan right for you, that meets all your needs, you have to do a little snooping around and feedback is your prime rib of evidence. And lucky for you, feedback and reviews are in huge numbers.
Go through some beauty blogs, Yelp reviews, even the websites of the clinics themselves (though they’ll probably only post the good stuff).
Make sure to ask around as many people as possible if a clinic is worth visiting. The main information you should be sifting out through all of the other are the conditions of the clinic, the procedure, the results and finally the price.
By the conditions of the clinic, I mean who works there, what equipment and tools are they using, or even how clean is it. This is your number one concern as it’s all about your safety and the preservation of it. So, make sure to stress this before looking for anything else.
Finding information about the procedure should tell you how it’s conducted. Is it a long procedure or a quicker one? Is it painful? (though Botox being an injection is barely painful at all.) What are some suggestions to getting through the side-effects?
Next, and this is a very important “next”, look at the results, preferably in the form of before and after photos. Those are perfect, picture-proof evidence of what you should be expecting. These are pretty much impossible (not to mention highly unethical) to forge, so you can safely base your judgements based on the clients in the photos.
Then lastly look for the price. Botox costs may vary from clinic to clinic, so try comparing a few and see how they fare next to one another. Make sure you perfectly understand what unit of measurement the clinic uses when charging for the Botox. Is it by unit? By area of treatment? Is it just for the treatment as a whole? These are all minor nuances you should understand before signing up for an appointment, as you probably want to avoid any unexpected extra fees.
But most importantly, before you do anything else, it is vital that you contact your doctor before running off to the clinic. Again, Botox is incredibly safe, being approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) as a perfectly safe form of skin and body treatment. But everyone’s body is different and there’s no such thing as “too safe”.
Don’t Waste Any More Time
Look, if you’ve been thinking about trying out Botox, if nothing else has helped to treat any skin related issue, then the only thing keeping you from trying it out is lack of knowledge of the treatment. And hopefully, reading this helped you plug up those tiny holes in your awareness of Botox.
Truth be told, though you can amass an entire mountain of feedback, before and after photos, reviews and criticisms, the most trustworthy source of information is simply trying it out for yourself to see how you can benefit. With Botox having become so wide accessible all across the world, it’s really hard to miss all the advancements made in the treatment and all the other developments being worked on at this very moment.
At the end of the day, you must understand that there’s a reason why Botox is so popular and it’s all because of the fact that it’s safe, efficient and more accessible than ever before; even more accessible than other types of treatments.
The procedure itself is very simple, just a series of injections and not to mention takes a very short amount of time out of your day. Now, this may not be what you’re interested in when looking for the right treatment, but it is still an advantage worth pointing out, among all its other ones.
But pointing out all it’s advantages would take a much longer time; far longer than it would take than to just get the treatment and see for yourself why everyone is running to the nearest clinic for their turn to see what all the rave is about.