Focus on: BOTOX
Botox is probably the most common form of non-invasive cosmetic procedure you’ve all heard of. Nobody likes looking aged or have those pesky wrinkles & lines show in such an abundantly clear fashion.
Maybe you don’t have a problem with wrinkles, in which case – more power to you! But if you do and they make you feel worse about yourself, getting a quick Botox procedure done is effective and will make a real change towards making you look more youthful.
Caucasians’ skin generally tends to age faster and Asians much slower. Why? Because as Dr. Kwak stresses, patients of Scandinavian descent who have thin & fair skin age faster than their Asian or African American counterparts who have thicker skin. Genetics also, predictably, plays an overriding role. More often than not, environmental factors have a bearing on what your skin ultimately looks like for example extent of sun exposure or stimulants like smoking. So slather on that sunscreen, you may not notice a different at 20 but you will at 45! It may seem inconvenient and annoying but its definitely going to serve you well in the long run. Smoking in general is a harmful activity and it similarly contributes in an overwhelmingly negative fashion to your skin.
A common misconception is that only women get the procedure which is completely wrong. More and more men, not just male celebrities, are undergoing the procedure just because even men want to look like their most youthful self!
Wrinkles are most commonly visible (“dynamic wrinkles”) in the areas of your face that have prominent and prolonged facial activity as for example – around the eyes, between brows, on the forehead, etc.
Here’s what you need to know: Botox is essentially a trade name for botulinum toxin A. What it does is it blocks or weakens the signals that would typically make your muscles contract. Its a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Its safe because its non – invasive/ non – surgical that temporarily reduces moderate to severe frown lines. So what Dr. Kwak would do is inject a few tiny doses of BOTOX® into the muscles that directly cause these cumbersome lines. So why would you want to inject a botulinum toxin injected into your face? Because, simply put, if an area of your body can’t move, it can’t wrinkle.
No recovery time required and estimated time? A quick 10 minutes. Results vary and can last upto 4 months.
We do want to clear up that in some cases there may be side effects: The most common side effects include headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea.
Its also one of the most affordable facial cosmetic procedures which is of course, always a plus point. For a detailed and remarkably in-depth FAQ on Botox, please see Dr Kwak’s page on it here. On how Dr. Kwak, New York’s premier facial plastic surgeon can assist you in skin treatments, click here.
Next up: we’re going to be doing a post on celebrities who’ve had the procedure! Watch this space.