Research has shown that physically attractive people often receive preferential treatment and are perceived by others as more sociable, dominant, mentally healthy and intelligent than less attractive people. Enhancing your physical appearance with Botox treatments not only improves your social life by giving you confidence but will also help you succeed in the workplace, simply because your managers and colleagues will find you more attractive.

What exactly is Botox?

Botox is a toxin from a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. When injected into the muscle, it blocks the signal from the brain that makes the muscle contract – ceasing the formation of wrinkles and softening the appearance of existing wrinkles. Botox works on forehead lines, crows feet, and frown lines. If you can’t move the muscle that shows the wrinkle, the wrinkle ceases to exist.

How do Botox treatments work?

Botox is injected into the muscle in question. It will cause some mild discomfort but isn’t painful. There is no recovery time, and you can go back to work directly after treatment. It takes about one to two weeks for the full effect to manifest. During this time it’s very important not to take any aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication as this will increase bruising. You should also avoid alcohol.

How long does Botox last?

Botox treatments last for anything between three to six months. As the muscle action slowly returns, so does the wrinkles. The wrinkles often appear less prominent over time as the muscles shrink.

What are the side effects of Botox?

Botox side effects rarely occur, but there are some conditions that can occur due to Botox treatments. Side effects due to allergic reactions include rash, itching, headache, shortness of breath, and nausea. Other side effects due to ineffective injections include muscle weakness, bruising, bleeding, pain, redness, swelling, or infections. These can be avoided if the Botox is administered by a reputable practitioner.

What are the benefits of using Botox?

Botox will make you appear younger than before, and besides boosting your confidence, a younger visage will make you more acceptable in the workforce which is gradually becoming younger. In addition to making you seem more likable and competent due to the positive psychological associations that people have towards attractive people, Botox also alleviates the symptoms of migraines. Botox can also lift your mood – research has shown that people who have received Botox treatment are less irritable and anxious than before. Furthermore, Botox can reduce excessive sweating. This brings major relief for people, especially men, for whom prescription antiperspirants simply do not work.

Botox has major physical and psychological benefits, is quick and easy to apply and have very few side-effects. It is important to find a reputable practitioner if you’ve decided to undergo Botox treatments. Many dentists can safely administer Botox treatments. If you want to have the benefits of a more youthful-looking visage and the confidence that goes with it, without investing in invasive surgery, Botox is for you.