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The Truth About Botox®

BodyLase Botox

Worry lines, frown lines, laugh or smile lines, crow’s feet, these are all “dynamic” wrinkles caused by years of living and using facial muscles to show expression. The more emotion we show, the deeper the wrinkles and lines can be. Botox® injections can safely and effectively soften lines and reduce wrinkles.

Botox® is also known as “cosmetic denervation” – a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that many clients have come to depend on to show results within as few as seven days. Botox® is not magic, but it is a cosmetic treatment that may be the right choice for you to treat those stubborn, persistent wrinkles and lines to restore a bit of “youthfulness.”

What would it mean to you if you were wrinkle FREE? Or how great would it be to look as young as you feel?

Well, it’s all possible. BodyLase has helped many people just like you achieve just that. Many of whom didn’t think anything would help. This special report will provide you with a great deal of information and education about all the facts you need to know before you take the next step towards Botox®.

Is Botox® Safe?

In our BodyLase Spas, we use the only form of Botox® that is currently licensed for sale in the U.S. This form of the drug is called purified Botulinum Toxin, and it is a potent medication that relaxes muscles when it is injected directly into them. It cannot cause effects beyond a few millimeters where it is injected. This drug is only manufactured by a company called Allergan.

We only use this form of the drug and will never use any medications that have not been approved by the relevant drug regulating bodies.

To understand Botox®, it’s important to understand a little about its history. Over 15 years ago, Doctors Alistair and Jean Caruthers were using Botulinum toxin to treat people with a painful muscle spasm condition around the eye. The curious thing was that some of these clients noticed that their foreheads and frown lines were being relaxed and that they looked less angry.

This recognition is how two doctors discovered how to safely use medical treatment to achieve cosmetic results. They have continued to use and refine this drug for the last 15 years and recently produced a study that shows that there is not one long term detrimental effect from Botox® use that has come from the company Allergan.

Millions and millions of Botox® treatments are given in North America each year and the only reported side effects have been transient and minor. In short, Botox® (the real Allergan made medication) is a very safe drug when used in well-trained hands.

What Can I Have Treated With Botox®?

Most clients think of crows feet lines when they contemplate having Botox® – after all, they are the most common lines and form early in life.

Did you know that there are many other beneficial uses of Botox®? You can also have a myriad of other areas taken care of quickly with a simple injection of Botox® including:

  • Forehead: Creases that go across parallel to the eyebrows.
  • Frown lines: The area between the eyebrows that form vertical lines
  • Lip lines: Those small creases that cause lipstick to ‘bleed’ up onto the lip skin.
  • Neck bands: these are bands going from the jawline down to the base of your neck and are prominent, giving your neck an older look.
  • Eyebrow Lift: Yes! You can have a non-surgical natural looking eyebrow lift easily with Botox®. This use is relatively new, and the results are astounding!
  • Hyperhidrosis: excessive perspiring of the hands and under the arms. This use is a very effective treatment for a vexing problem, and Botox® can abolish sweatiness for at least six months.
  • Migraines: A corollary effect noticed by many clients is the reduction of their migraine headaches if they suffer from this condition and get Botox® for wrinkles!

Benefits of Botox® Injections:

  • Botox® is a “no downtime treatment”– you can resume normal activities immediately.
  • Botox® is safe, effective, and non-invasive.
  • Botox® injections are performed in 30 minutes or less.
  • Botox® smooths dynamic lines and wrinkles.
  • Botox® has visible results within 3-10 Days.
  • Botox® results generally last three to four months.

The 7 Questions to Ask to Choose the Practitioner for Your Botox® treatment.

1. How long have you been administering Botox®?

This factor is essential for the success of your treatment. Your provider should have a good deal of experience in this area. Every client’s anatomy has individual variations and it requires considerable experience to evaluate your individual facial muscles and expression before inserting Botox®. Botox® treatments are as much an art as they are a science and
it is not just a question of following a cookbook formula for knowing the exact locations and amounts of Botox® for each injection.

2. Where did your practitioner train?

Most providers learn their skills in a variety of places. They take the best information from experts and then personalize how they do their treatments in ways that work best for their clients’ desired results. Every year, new ways of using Botox® are being discovered, so your provider must keep up with the latest ideas for your benefit.

3. How does your practitioner safeguard against complications from Botox® use?

Complications are rare. How your practitioner deals with this is critical. They should clearly state the possible complications from Botox® use and inform you that every precaution is taken to avoid complications. Complications can happen even in the most experienced provider’s hands. How they deal with them and the steps they take to prevent them are what’s most important.

4. Will your provider follow up after your Botox® treatment?

Giving Botox® injections is not enough. Be sure that a follow up after your Botox® treatment is scheduled. It’s also a good idea to make sure you know how to get in contact with them if something doesn’t feel or look right.

5. What is your price?

As a general rule, you can typically have two of the following things: price, value, or service. If you take price as the only consideration, you can only have one of the other two. VALUE and SERVICE should concern you more than price. Your practitioner shouldn’t compromise or cut corners on these just to have the lowest fees. Often you will find that the company with the best service and value is priced higher than its competitors. And for a good reason.

6. What Will Happen If I Stop My Botox® Treatments?

The simple answer is: absolutely nothing except you’ll get your wrinkles back! They won’t be worse – just back. You will miss the relaxed look that it gave you. I’ve never seen any wrinkles worsening after treatments are stopped. The effects of Botox® slowly wear off over 3 – 4 months, but with repeated use, the drug’s effect is often longer and longer.

7. What are the possible long-term side effects of Botox®?

Botox® has been used for over 15 years now for cosmetic reasons and there have been no reports of adverse long-term effects. Doctors Jean and Alistair Caruthers recently reported a long term study of their clients reporting absolutely no negative long- term side effects.

Specifically, there are no reports of aggravation of other diseases, no reports of long-term weakness, and no reports of allergy or sensitivity to the drug. You will have a long-lasting, excellent reduction in wrinkles!

The 7 Leading Misconceptions About Botox®

1. You could look worse if you stop treatments.

If you stop Botox® treatments, you will not look worse. The worst-case scenario is that you will return to your pre-Botox® look. There is no record of any clients having a “rebound” effect after stopping Botox®. Some clients even report a long-lasting softening of their lines months after stopping their Botox®. When we first start treating clients, they may get three to four months from an injection of Botox®, and then with repeated use, they might only need it every six months. This increase is especially true if the earlier re-treatments are done as soon as the muscle is just starting to move.

2. Botox® is a potent poison, and you shouldn’t put any poison in your body.

Botox® is a very potent medication and can do considerable damage if it is injected into the wrong place or in the incorrect amount. This fact doesn’t make it dangerous to use, however, especially for an experienced injector. If it is injected correctly, there are no instances of it causing a side effect outside of the injection point area.

3. Botox® makes you look plastic or unnatural.

Botox® is a wonderful treatment, but some people do take things to the extreme. Some movie stars look plastic, not because they use Botox®, but because they use way too much Botox® in too many places. If Botox® is used tastefully, it will give you a relaxed look. The key is to know how far to go and not to paralyze the essential muscles required for proper facial expression.

At this point, the judgment of your provider comes in to play. Your injector should be able to decide on precisely the right dose and location of Botox® that is just right for you. Having this done correctly will not result in plastic or unnatural appearance.

4. Botox® treatments are easy to do so anyone can do them.

Nothing could be further from the truth. It takes considerable experience and knowledge of facial anatomy to know precisely where to put Botox®. Each person is unique, and therefore your treatments need to be customized for your individual needs. Using Botox® is as much an art as it is a science.

5. Botox® is addictive.

For a drug to be addictive, it must have a systemic effect. Botox® does not affect your body as a whole and does not affect the nervous system beyond where it injected. However, you may become addicted to the improved, relaxed appearance that it will give you!

6. Botox® can cause a permanent eyelid droop.

Botox® rarely can cause a side effect called ptosis or eyelid droop. In 15 years of injecting thousands of clients, we have only seen this complication occur twice. It is extremely rare and is always a temporary side effect. This rare effect can easily be treated with specific eye drops, which reverse the problem.

7. Changing your appearance is wrong.

Many people feel guilty when they are contemplating a cosmetic procedure such as Botox®. Botox® is unique in this regard. Using Botox® does not change your appearance; it merely returns your looks to the way they used to be before all the stress and years added lines to your face.

What exactly causes deep wrinkles and lines?

Over the years, we use our facial muscles repeatedly as we show facial expressions. The term “dynamic wrinkles” comes from this definition of showing emotions regularly for years and years…thus the grooves appear from repeated muscle contractions. Smiling, frowning, laughing, squinting, crying –all of these habitual emotional expressions cause wrinkles, grooves, and lines over time as the muscles repeatedly contract. Genetics and family history, as well as lifestyle habits such as smoking and sunbathing also contribute to this normal age-related process.

What are BOTOX® injections?

Botulinum Toxin Type A, the formal scientific name for Botox®, is a therapeutic neurotoxin used in wrinkle therapy. The injections are done using a tiny micro-needle and a minimal amount of Botox® is injected into the specific muscles that commonly cause frown lines and wrinkles.

How do BOTOX® injections work?

Botox® injections cause the injected muscles to “relax” so that they no longer contract and cause lines and wrinkles to form. Botox® also blocks nerve impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are directly related to expression lines. After treatment, the skin overlying the treated area becomes smooth and unwrinkled. The untreated muscles that went contract as usual and leave regular facial expressions unaffected.

Is BOTOX® painful?

Discomfort is very minimal. The injections are very precise, using a tiny amount of liquid in each specific location. Furthermore, we use small pediatric insulin syringes for our Botox® treatments, which are very tolerable for the majority of people. You will be able to drive yourself to and from the treatment and resume normal activities immediately.

Here’s what to do now

We hope you’ve found this report educational and informative. If you have any additional questions or feel that you’re ready to take the next step towards your Botox® treatments, we’d love to meet you!

We’ve helped a lot of people, just like you, find a better way to get rid of wrinkles without paying for outdated products that don’t work. We hope we can do the same for you, but you won’t know unless you come in. So why not spend some time, at our expense, finding out if this is right for you.

BodyLase® is in the Top 2% of BOTOX® Providers in the United States and is proud to be an Allergan Diamond Status Provider!

You can schedule a complimentary consultation via our website or by calling 919-954-2288 (Raleigh) or 919-851-8989 (Cary). We can discuss your specific desires and situation in detail. This consultation is an excellent opportunity for us to get together to see if Botox® is the best option for you.

We look forward to seeing you soon.