You could be one of the many thousands of women who are considering getting Botox in order to get rid of wrinkles. Maybe you want to know a bit more about Botox and its effects such as knowing if it makes you look weird or frozen faced before you commit to getting the injections.
Botox is actually relatively affordable for many women and lots of celebrities seem to get it done, so the apparent incentive for you to get Botox is high.
There are a few FDA approved¹ botulinum toxin type A (botox) products including Dysport and Xeomin. These are designed to temporarily relax the facial muscles so that wrinkles aren’t as apparent. These injections need to be carried out repeatedly over time for longer-term results and once the effect wears off you should be back to where you were.
There are several issues with this method of getting rid of wrinkles. Did you notice that some stars who get Botox look plain weird? Some can’t raise their eyebrows properly and some walk around with a frighteningly frozen expression on their face. Who wants to spend a lot of money only to look like a stiff mannequin at the end?
Is Botox to Blame?
It could be. When not carried out correctly, Botox can cause frozen expressions². This could be down to human error on the part of the injector because the people who inject the Botox have put too much in or injected in the wrong area.
There are other negative side effects associated with facial botox injections:
“Adverse events reported in clinical trials include facial weakness, eyelid drooping, and brow drooping” – FDA
These can even happen when experienced nurses carry out the injections.
On the other hand, there are many women who get Botox and don’t end up looking strange, they simply see the relaxation of lines and wrinkles that Botox is famous for, albeit on a temporary basis.
Should you get Botox?
This is a decision only you can make by weighing up all the information available along with the pros and cons in order to make an informed decision. Remember that you could end up looking “weird” after these injections.
In an ideal world, Botox would be side effect free but sadly it doesn’t come without risks.
What you should do before resorting to Botox is to try an alternative such as a really good anti-wrinkle serum or cream. These are generally risk-free and can even have the same wrinkle-reducing power of Botox without the side effect profile.
Our top-rated anti-wrinkle cream is XYZ Smart Collagen, an effective Botox alternative that reduces wrinkles and fine lines easily and quickly by stimulating your body’s natural collagen production using all-natural ingredients.
It doesn’t contain collagen (it is 100% vegan and organic) because collagen molecules are too large to pass through the skin. Instead, it promotes your body’s natural collagen production for a quick and pronounced reduction in wrinkles and lines.