Botox is one of the fastest-growing non-surgical cosmetic procedures for the face. Botox (botulinum toxin type A) is a purified protein from bacteria that can be injected into specific muscles to eliminate wrinkles and create smoother skin.
Botox, which is a brand name has become so popular worldwide, that the name Botox has now become synonymous with getting botulinum toxin injection for wrinkles.
Besides Botox, there are other approved botulinum toxin brands in the market in Malaysia. They are Dysport and Xeomin. Although all of these are neurotoxins to treat wrinkles, their product components are different and of course, the experience of neurotoxin results will be different.
The majority of patients who have Botox report improvement in their appearance after the first treatment.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Botox generally lasts between 3-6 months. On average, an individual would be looking to repeat the treatment after 4 months. The longevity of Botox greatly depends on your body’s ability to metabolize the neurotoxin. So, it actually varies with each individual.
How much does Botox cost?
Botox price varies greatly on the treatment area, purpose, and of course the product. Botox price varies greatly on the area and/or the unit required for the treatment purpose. Botox price ranges between RM400 to RM2,000 and at some establishment price could be higher.
At what Age Should You Start Botox?
There is no starting age of when an individual should start using Botox, though you must be 18 years and older to give consent for Botox treatment.
Most experts agree that individuals in their mid to late 20s and those in early 30s are at a good age to start using Botox for preventative treatment.
Botox preventative treatment simply means using Botox to treat the wrinkles before they emerge. There is an extra benefit for individuals who start using Botox as a preventative treatment.
Botox slows down the use of those muscles, preventing lines from developing (or at least delaying the development of the lines). One of the most common places for preventative Botox is on the forehead, glabellar area (frown lines), and eyes (crow’s feet). Preventative Botox can prevent deep lines, which can make you look older and tired, and are harder to treat once they develop.
Because Botox is also used for facial contouring (face V shaping), body contouring (shoulder and lower legs shaping), and as a treatment for excessive sweating, Botox can be used for anyone who has such concerns and is looking to improve their appearance.
What Happens When You Stop Botox?
When you stop using Botox, the Botox effects simply wear off and the treated muscle will slowly regain its function. Simply it means that you will not enjoy the benefit of Botox. Many individuals worry that, once they stop getting Botox treatment, the wrinkles will come back faster and worse than before. However, this is not the case. If you stop Botox treatment, your wrinkles will slowly start to come back, but it will be slower than prior to your using Botox ever.
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