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  • Mythbusters: Botox & Addiction

    Myth: You Can Become Addicted to Botox

    The answer? No…and yes. While you can’t become physically addicted to Botox, you can become psychologically addicted. A 2006 British study reported that four out of ten Botox users have a compulsion to use it on a regular basis. 50 percent felt they were unable to control their youthful appearance without getting more. Individuals who become psychologically addicted to Botox usually have an already underlying mental illness.

    But you can have too much of a good thing. Overdoing Botox can result in looking blank and expressionless. But individuals who become psychologically addicted to Botox usually have an already underlying mental illness, meaning even if Botox makes you look amazing (which it likely will), you probably won’t feel compelled to obsess over your results. And even if you do, in the right hands (like those of the staff at LaserAway), Botox can be done in a very subtle way so you still look natural.

    Botox Means Beauty

    Science is behind Botox’s amazing results. Botox is a neurotoxin and works by attaching itself to nerve endings. Once this happens, the neurotransmitter responsible for triggering muscle contractions, called acetylcholine, can’t be released. To put it more simply, Botox injections temporarily relax the facial muscles that underlie and cause wrinkles. This is also why wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity don’t respond to Botox treatments.

    Part of Botox’s amazing ability to turn back the clock is due to the fact that it effectively and instantly treats dynamic wrinkles. What are dynamic wrinkles? They’re wrinkles that appear when you’re moving your face, such as when you frown. Dermabrasion and chemical peels can’t treat dynamic wrinkles because they’re unable to relax the muscles that cause those wrinkles to appear. And Botox has an added advantage: Compared to dermabrasion and chemical peels, there’s no downtime associated with Botox. Both dermabrasion and chemical peels require up to ten days of recovery time. Botox fits your active lifestyle, offering true cosmetic convenience—what’s not to love?

    Got Dynamic Wrinkles? Then Botox Is Right for You

    Botox has been proven safe for most people, especially those who wish to eliminate dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles caused by the contraction of underlying muscles, such as frown lines and crow’s feet. Botox works best on younger patients. It’s recommended for people between the ages of 18 and 70. Older folks should consult with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist to ensure that their skin tone is elastic enough to respond to treatment.

    People who might not benefit from Botox treatments include those with weakened facial muscles, allergies to bovine products, and who are taking antibiotics or blood thinners.

    But Botox can’t work wonders on everyone. People who might not benefit from Botox treatments include those with weakened facial muscles, allergies to bovine products, and who are taking antibiotics or blood thinners. Botox also might not be as effective on people with non-dynamic wrinkles, such as those wrinkles caused by gravity, skin infections or sun damage.

    Botox Is Nothing Short of Amazing—Just Ask Millions of Men and Women

    There’s a reason why millions of men and women choose Botox – there’s no surgery or recovery time involved. What’s more, Botox offers real, noticeable results—meaning you won’t be disappointed come treatment time. Since Botox works by weakening facial muscles, full results are generally seen within five to seven days. You’ll see deep dynamic wrinkles gradually improve over time, in addition to the early effects seen shortly after treatment. Your results will continue to improve, until about two weeks after the procedure. At that time, you’ll be looking your best. The effects of Botox will gradually wear off over the next four to six months, and the wrinkles will need to be retreated.

    When used early in the aging process, Botox not only treats wrinkles—it also prevents new wrinkles from forming.

    An ounce of prevention will keep you looking young. When used early in the aging process, Botox not only treats wrinkles—it also prevents new wrinkles from forming. Botox is most effective on wrinkles that haven’t quite set in. It also reduces the onset of wrinkles before they become moderate or severe. By combining a Botox regimen with good skin care, sunscreen, and a healthy lifestyle, you can prevent most wrinkles from getting worse and prevent new ones from forming.

    Botox Today at LaserAway

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    The word on the street is true: LaserAway does give the best Botox treatments. That’s because LaserAway hires only the most highly trained staff experienced and certified in administering laser and other dermatological procedures. What’s more, LaserAway uses only innovative techniques and cutting-edge laser technology. LaserAway aims to make your medical spa experience comfortable, enjoyable and satisfying. Want to learn more about Botox? Then schedule a free, no obligation consultation today by emailing LaserAway.net or calling the staff at LaserAway at (888) 965-2737. LaserAway looks forward to helping you turn back the clock with Botox.

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