Is Botox Worth it?
Does it align with your beauty goals?
By Iffah Suraya | November 20 2019
Worldwide, millions of women have undergone Botox procedure with the aim of reducing or eliminating wrinkles to look younger. Safety is not a major concern as these women believe in the consensus that Botox is safe to use. The Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. has also approved the use of Botox for cosmetic purposes in 2002. So the safety isn’t the issue here, but is getting an injection worth it?
In order to decide if something is worth doing, you should weigh the pros and cons. Why inject yourself with a drug that freezes your muscles when you can obtain a dose of, say, Juvederm Hyaluronic Acid? Or a thread lift, in which the results last longer than a Botox procedure? The truth is, although face lifts are surgical, they provide a much longer-lasting and dramatic solution to wrinkles and aging skin. So then, why Botox?
Botox is super quick.
There’s a reason why botox has been labelled a lunch break procedure. What’s amazing about Botox is that it can smoothen out lines on your eyebrows and forehead effectively in a short amount of time, typically around 10 minutes.
You don’t have to take time off from work.
Botox isn’t just great because you can have it done during your lunch break. The fact is, you can return to your office desk right after your procedure. You don’t need to take time for recovery. The mechanism behind the no downtime benefit is simple: your muscles are paralyzed with botulinum toxin – no incisions and cuts are made. Although headaches occur to some people, over-the-counter medicine can help. Moreover, it is possible to reduce the doses in your next session. Breathing and swallowing problems (dysphagia) can occur, but this is very rare. If you go to a doctor you trust, you can minimize the risks and get a comprehensive consultation session.
For a super quick procedure, the results last quite long.
There have been complaints about botox being temporary. But the truth is that any non-invasive procedure is temporary. The fact that a botox procedure is non-invasive should be the focus here. For a procedure that is still able to help your skin look great without cutting and pulling your skin, botox should receive some recognition. Anyways, most women who use Botox attend a touch-up session only 2 or 3 times a year. Sure surgical face lifts last longer, but there are many more complication risks associated with face lifts.
Botox is more affordable than other procedures.
The cost of a botox session can range from USD 300-500, which covers more than 20 units/doses. On the other hand, dermal fillers, which can also help to smooth out wrinkles, cost an average of USD 800 per syringe or dose. That is how much their prices differ.
Now that it makes more sense why a lot of women opt for Botox, you might want to give it a try. And why not get your botox while on holiday? No downtime means that you can go right back to traveling after the procedure, but with a more gorgeous look. Trambellir offers a selection of botox procedures from clinics in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and others: