Mirror, Mirror. . . I Hate You!
Don’t be too hard on yourself. Nobody stays the “fairest of them all” forever. That face looking back at you in the mirror may be getting saggy and wrinkled, but it’s a result of the natural process of aging. And don’t forget, wrinkles are the price of wisdom.
If you have started looking at Botox for a facial solution, it usually means aging has left undesirable signs that you want to eliminate, and you want immediate and dramatic results. —After all, this is your face we’re talking about. It’s the first impression people get of you. It’s your identity.
It’s Your Face
Botulinum toxin type A (Botox) is usually the first line of defense for aging skin. Treatments involve a 10-minute visit to a doctor, to get a few well-placed shots. It’s immediate, effective, and preferable to surgery. Still, is it the best solution?
A Botox injection will temporarily freeze the muscle activity at the site of the injection. That in itself may give your face a shocked appearance, which is fine if that’s what you were going for. It will cost between $350 and $500 per injected area. Yes, it will make you look younger, but only for about 6 months. Then, you’ll need to have it done again.
Saggy Eye Brows?
A shot of Botox at the corner of your eyebrows and one between the eyes will solve sagging eye brows, if that’s a major source of grief. Even if the muscles become a little paralyzed, it tends to result in a younger appearance. Before you decide, here are a few of the cons of Botox to watch out for.
A Safer Alternative
After considering some of the cons of using Botox, you may want to take a look at some alternatives, like Retin-A.
Retin A 0.1% is the strongest form of Retin A available. It is stronger than the 0.05% and 0.025% Retin A creams.
Thirty years ago, Retin-A was introduced as a treatment for acne. It is a powerful form of vitamin A that improves overall complexion. Skin becomes youthful, discoloration fades, fine lines diminish and skin texture becomes velvety.
Benefits of Retin-A 0.1%
For those who don’t want to look like a paralyzed trout in shock.