First Time Botox: Advice by Dr Chen Tai Ho

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Feeling apprehensive about having botox injections for the first time is perfectly normal but with a little education and advice from a leader in the field of Aesthetic Medicine, Dr. Chen Tai Ho should have those nervous feelings at bay in no time.

What Botox is and how it Works 
As its name implies, bo[tox] is in fact a toxin. But not to worry, when applied properly, botox is perfectly safe, we’ll touch more on that in a second. If we can get all techy for just a moment, botox is a product of combining two purified substances, Botulinmum toxin Type A and Type B, which are both derived from toxic bacteria.

How this wonder prescription medicine works to prevent what are referred to as “motion wrinkles” is that it prevents the contraction a particular facial muscle by blocking the signal, sent to them by the nervous system. Doing so softens and sometimes even eliminating the wrinkle altogether.

Start Botox Treatments Sooner than Later 
As with virtually anything related to our health and well-being, the sooner we start taking care of ourselves the easier things get in the long term and such is most certainly the case with the aging process. Wrinkles in particular get deeper with age so it stands to reason if that deepening process was halted sooner wrinkles will never get a chance to become too severe.

It is also important to note that botox, nor any other aesthetic process for that matter, can erase all the effects of time so getting a jump on slowing down the aging process now can prove to be very worthwhile in later years. Cost should be consider too, botox treatment can get quite costly when there are more and larger wrinkled areas that need to be address.

How Long Should You Expect Botox Treatments to Last
The effect botox has on an individual varies widely depending on a large number of factors including but not limited to one’s metabolism, facial muscles, exercise (cardio can reduce the effective time), number of treatments and of course the skill of the person doing the injections. Typically botox injections last from 3 to 6 months depending.

Yes – Botox is Safe 
Of course there is risk anytime you inject something into your body but studies show that for healthy adults, between the ages of 18 and 65, the likelihood of developing a serious reaction from botox treatment is relatively small. Poor health appears to be the largest contributing factor to botox treatment complication and of course knowledge and experience of the person administering the treatment is a major factor as well.

One of the most important pieces of advice Dr. Chen Tai Ho gives to anyone looking into botox treatment for the first time is to not compromise safety and results for a lower cost treatment. Successful treatment is achieved through the use of certified and experience doctors in the field of Aesthetic Medicine, there is absolutely no place for compromise.