The popularity of Gold Coast Botox and cosmetic injectable treatments has grown exponentially in the last decade. More and more people are turning to botox to rewind the clock. If you are contemplating whether it’s for you or not, here are some reasons why it’s worth considering.
What is Botox?
Botox or anti-wrinkle treatments, as they are commonly called is a cosmetic treatment primarily used for anti-aging purposes and to replenish the appearance of the skin. Many opt to have botox as it’s affordable, easily accessible and can boost confidence. For those who have never had botox, the thought of getting it for the first time can be daunting, and this generally stems from not knowing enough about it and its overall safety. Some worry that it will completely change the way they look or that it will look obvious. The truth is if you go to someone who is a highly experienced cosmetic injector, this will not happen. You will still look like you, just more refreshed.
So, what is botox?
Botox is a neurotoxin that is found in the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. It works by blocking the nerves that move the muscles in the area where it is injected. This can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and prevents new wrinkles from forming.
How much is botox?
The price can vary depending on several factors, some of these include the clinic that you go to, how many units of botox you have and the type of botox you choose. Our Botox treatments at Bella Donna Injectables and Skin start from $3.80 per unit. Our experienced injectors will give you a quote before administering the anti-wrinkle product to ensure you are happy with the price.
What to expect from a Botox procedure
Botox treatments are relatively fast regardless of how many areas you are having done. A fine needle is used, and while you may feel some slight discomfort, it is over quickly making it quite tolerable. If you don’t have a high pain tolerance or you are overly anxious about the procedure, be sure to let your injector know and they’ll be able to apply some numbing cream for you.
If you do experience some pain or swelling post-procedure, you can take some ibuprofen and apply a cold compress to the area.
Benefits to botox and why it’s worth considering
Here are some of the most common reasons why people choose to get anti-wrinkle injections and the benefits of doing so:
It’s fast and non-invasive
Unlike some surgical treatments which typically involve a lot of pain and downtime, botox is fast and requires no downtime. Many get it done in their lunch break and are fine to go back to work afterwards. Botox isn’t like filler where the results are obvious immediately, and it’s unlikely they’ll be any giveaway signs that you’ve had it done.
It is affordable
Compared to surgical treatments and other cosmetic treatments, botox is one of the least expensive options making it popular. The results can last anywhere from 3 to 9 months meaning you don’t have to fork out excessive money to enjoy the benefits that botox can bring.
You’ll quickly notice results
For most people, results can be seen within two weeks. Over the first few days post-treatment, you may not notice any change and wonder if it will work. It will, and over the next week or two you’ll start to notice a decrease in the muscle movement, or you’ll visibly see the difference in the area that you had treated.
Botox treatments are considered very safe when an experienced registered cosmetic nurse or doctor is performing the procedure. While redness, swelling and potentially bruising are common side effects, these typically subside within a few hours to a day after treatment. Serious side effects are not common however, you still should be aware of them before having the treatment done. If you are unsure, ask your injector and they should be forthcoming and open about the possible side effects, rare or not.
Enhance your appearance
The aim of Botox isn’t to change your look but to enhance your natural appearance. It can help to smooth the skin, eliminate fine lines and wrinkles and give you a renewed and more youthful look. Botox can be used to slim the face if you grind or clench your teeth. It relaxes the muscles and gives the face a slimmer appearance. People of all ages and walks of life can benefit from anti-wrinkle treatments.
Botox can help with more than just anti-aging
For most, when they think of botox, the first thing that comes to mind is treating wrinkles although, botox can help with many conditions. Here are some of them:
- Reduce excessive sweating
- Lessen a gummy smile
- Help with migraines
- And many more.
You can pick and choose which areas you want to treat
Understandably cosmetic injectable treatments such as botox aren’t a one-size-fits-all and everyone has different reasons for wanting it. You can choose where you want to have botox and whether you want to maintain some form of movement or none at all. This enables you to have full control over your treatment.
You can have repeat treatments whenever you choose
There is no specific timeframe that you have to get your botox redone if you choose, you can get it done whenever you feel necessary. The average time between treatments is around 3 to 4 months, but many leave it longer than this.
As you can see, there are many benefits to having botox treatments however, it’s not for everyone. Only you can decide whether it’s a good option for you or not. The benefit of botox is that if decide you don’t like it, it will wear off in a few months and the effects will vanish.
If after reading this you’ve decided to give botox a go, reach out to the girls at Bella Donna Injectables and Skin. We’re located on the beautiful Gold Coast and specialise in injectables.
Our injectors are gentle and highly skilled at what they do. They listen to you to ensure that your specific needs are met, and you are elated with the result. Contact us today or check out our website for more information.