It’s one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the world, but Botox still instills fear and trepidation among patients wanting to look refreshed and youthful. The number of patients getting Botox in Korea is on the rise, spreading across Asia and landing in Asian communities in cities all over the world. Interested in getting Botox? What you need is a comprehensive face lift guide! Read on, to find out more.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a non-surgical procedure, involving the injection of the cosmetic form of botulium toxin. Botulium toxin is a highly purified substance derived from bacteria, and injections of it weaken the muscle to smooth unwanted facial wrinkles.
A Botox treatment can temporarily erase forehead lines, crow’s feet, furrows on the forehead and skin bands on the neck. The effect of this non-invasive facelift can last anywhere from three to four months, but experts said the more frequent the patient gets injected, the longer the effect lasts.
There is no legal age limit to get Botox in Korea or any type of anti-aging surgery treatment. Doctors said everyone’s skin is unique, so it’s difficult to predict the exact age to start the procedure. There is no such thing as preventative Botox treatment, experts said, because no matter how early you start getting injections, it will not prevent wrinkles from naturally occurring in the future. Get microdermabrasion instead, or better yet, stay away from the sun and avoid frowning.
Does Botox Hurt?
Like any injection, Botox can be slightly painful. But it’s not that bad. Everyone’s threshold of pain is different, and the small needles are designed to be as painless as possible. Some areas, like between the eyebrows, can be painful, and doctors may recommend topical anesthesia before the procedure starts. Or if you can, just think that you’re getting blood drawn.
How Will I Look Like After Injection?
No, you’re not going to be bruised and bloody. Every drug has side effects, but luckily for Botox, they tend to be minor and short-lived. There might be mild droopiness of the eyelid, which goes away after several days, while some patients experience mild bruising that can be covered with makeup.
Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities, chewing on hard foods, like nuts and crackers, and touching your skin where Botox was injected. This includes getting facials, chemical peels or microdermabrasion for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
Where Can I Find A Reputable Clinic?
A word of warning to everyone: There are different sorts of Botox imitators out there. So to be sure, ask to see the original box and label before the operation. Better yet, visit the manufacturers’ website and search for accredited providers in your area. You can also ask friends or doctors who know what they are doing.
As with any surgery, always go to a reputable clinic. Don’t do it just because the place is offering the treatment at dirt cheap price. In Korea, there are more than 500 plastic surgery clinics in the Gangnam District alone, offering treatments like double eyelid surgery and other cosmetic surgery. Each clinic is equipped with the cutting edge medical facilities and expert surgeons with years of experience under their belt, who will answer every question you have. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!