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Feeling and Looking Younger

After I finished having my kids, I knew that I wanted a mommy makeover. My stomach was in terrible shape, my arms looked completely destroyed, and my legs had been carrying weight for years. I wanted a full body overhaul, so I started by doing what I could to look and feel younger. I started exercising each and every day, and then I worked hard on doing my hair and makeup better. It was amazing to see the difference it made, but I wanted something more. I consulted with a cosmetic surgeon, and I scheduled the surgery that changed my life for the better. Check out this blog for more information on looking and feeling younger.

5 FAQs About Botox

Botox is practically a household name, but you may have never done it before. If you are a bit ambivalent about getting Botox injections, learning the answers to some frequently asked questions may help you out. 

1. How Does It Work? 

The first thing to know about Botox is that it's not a filler. While it would make sense for an injection to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, Botox works on a more muscular level. As a toxin, Botox works to temporarily paralyze your facial muscles, which restricts you from moving them. The result? A smooth forehead and fewer (or no) fine lines and wrinkles. 

2. How Long Does It Last For? 

One common misconception that some people have about Botox is that it's a permanent solution to fine lines and wrinkles, but it's more flexible than that. In fact, Botox will need to be done at least twice a year because it only lasts about 3-6 months on average. 

3. How Many Injections Will I Need? 

During your initial consultation with your injector, they will ask you what your areas of concern are and then will help you address those concerns with a certain number of injections. Because you have tons of muscles in your forehead and around your eyes, it will take several injections in order for them to temporarily relax those muscles and leave you with the best results possible. 

4. How Much Does It Cost? 

When you go to get Botox, you will get pricing per unit. Depending on the spa that you go to, it may run anywhere from about $9-$15 per unit. Look for specials at the spa that you go to and try to get it then because it could save you several dollars per unit. 

Another way to save money on Botox is to get a membership to your favorite spa. Membership programs will typically give you a discounted rate on Botox when you pay a monthly fee. 

5. Is It A Good Fit For You? 

Botox should only be administered by a professional nurse or doctor who has training. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, Botox isn't recommended. Also, there may be some other medical conditions that Botox may not work well with; tell your doctor about any underlying health conditions that you have during your consultation to make sure that Botox is the right fit for you. 

To learn more, reach out to a Botox provider near you.