With the exception of severe acne, no one in their twenties or thirties should ever go to a dermatologist. However, young people are going to the dermatologist for preventive botox. The botox paralyzes your muscles, preventing wrinkles and making you look more youthful.
Despite being legit, this is a bad idea. It’s unnecessary, expensive, and potentially dangerous. However, here are some significant reasons people consider using preventive botox, so stay focused and try to grab proper understanding. It will also help you know some essential aspects of botox before and after and clear all your doubts about this treatment.
- It’s Expensive
Botox costs $10 per unit in Canada, with each team covering many wrinkles on your face (but only a few crow’s feet). It means a single treatment might range from $100-400 dollars depending on the number of units needed to cover the wrinkles on your face. While it isn’t cheap, it’s far more affordable than the American price. In the U.S., one unit of botox costs $12, or you can get a 5-pack for $75. That means that one treatment will cost you $150.
- It Can Damage Your Skin
Botox is meant to paralyze the nerve endings in the muscles you often use. If you paralyze the muscles that raise your brow, for instance, you’ll prevent wrinkles from forming. But using botox for this purpose can damage the skin and cause permanent damage. Normally, Botox can last 2-3 years before it wears off and requires another round of treatment to let the muscles relax again. As a result, your eyes may twitch a little before the medicine wears off. And that’s why you might experience a little pain on injection day.
- It Can Cause Permanent Damage
When your skin is exposed to botox, it will cause the muscles to lose their natural tone, which means wrinkles reappear in places you didn’t have any before. Also, the muscle tone may not go back to normal right away like it was before you got the botox. So there’s a chance that you may need another round of the treatment once your skin and muscles relax to a new level.
- It May Not Work as Well as You Expect
Unless your problem is severe, then botox injections might not be able to fix it completely. Botox will only paralyze the most active muscle around the wrinkle, not all of them. Botox may not be able to select the wrinkles in your forehead, for example, if you frown enough. If that’s the case and you want to rid the wrinkles, consider other treatments like fillers.
- It May Not Even Work for You at All
Although the study says once in a while, botox can work for some people; it may turn out that you’re just not one of them. The study results showed that among the group that used botox, nearly half didn’t see any improvement in their wrinkle reduction. So botox may not even work for you at all.
- It Is Not a Permanent Solution
Botox does weaken the muscles in your face and make them relax, but it doesn’t get rid of wrinkles completely. You can only get rid of wrinkles by getting surgery or using a heavy moisturizer. So why bother with botox at all?
- It Isn’t a Magic Bullet.
Botox may not give you the results you want. It won’t help your skin look younger, and it won’t become completely smooth and wrinkle-free. Instead, botox is just meant to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make your skin look softer and more youthful than before you got it. So don’t expect too much from botox or any cosmetic procedure, for that matter.
Botox is meant to prevent wrinkles but not to get rid of them. The main reason why many young people consider using it is that they are in their twenties and thirties and don’t want to get old. But it’s a bad idea because it can damage your skin, paralyze your muscles, and may not even work the way you expect. So do not try to do any cosmetic procedure before you reach the age of 30.