Change your Life with a Younger Look (and Botox)
- 22 January 2014
- Dr. Nidal (Nick) Masri
Plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, aesthetic medicine – whatever you call it – the field of medicine that addresses how we look and how our appearance changes as we age has made tremendous advances in the last 10 to 15 years. Increasing numbers of people are now looking for the different kinds of cosmetic treatments available. The goal for everyone
is a common one: Individuals are hoping that their appearance portrays them as youthful and healthy. The growing trend toward cosmetic procedures has likely arisen from celebrity admissions of the various procedures and tabloids portraying them as common place.
The answer to this question is different for each and every person. However, there may be common threads that run through them. Firstly, some individuals age at a different rate than others. Some may appear older at a younger age due to genetic factors, not to mention environmental ones. Lifestyle also affects how we age. The rate at which we age can put one person at a disadvantage in the workplace, especially in our society that values youth equating it with vigour in the workplace. An aging appearance can also affect a person’s self-confidence and self-worth. Whether this is right or wrong, it is a fact in a society that demands aesthetic perfection.
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Following treatment with Botox, a patient’s skin looks healthy, rejuvenated and much less wrinkled. The years are erased and the individual appears younger. A more youthful appearance, which many patients report now better matches how they feel inside, has a clear positive effect -confidence levels are boosted and often, energy levels rise to match the new level of self-confidence. Some patients have even reported finding new jobs or getting promotions, losing weight and even reconnecting with old friends.
Botox treatment provides a renewed lease on life, primarily due to increased confidence. With the boost in confidence, an individual can experience a positive change in their life.
The effects of a Botox treatment last for between 3 and 6 months, depending on the individual. Over time, treatments may required slightly less frequently, again, depending on individual factors. The cost of a Botox treatment varies depending on the number of areas of the face being treated. Common injection sites, like the from lines between the eyebrows, range from $300 to $600 per treatment.