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Should I Get Botox?


As you mentally flip through the different things you'll do in preparation for the wedding, (hair and makeup, pedicure and manicure, etc.) the topic of Botox may come up.  If you have even tiny imperfections that you're not happy with, you may ask yourself, "Should I get Botox?"  If you're considering it, here are some important things worth thinking about.

Botox is generally used to smooth out the face, creating a more youthful and fresh appearance.  This is a really tempting idea for brides-to-be, considering the wedding day is one of the most important days of your life!  However, it's very important to understand that there are disadvantages which come with the advantages of Botox.

Should I Get Botox? Pros and Cons:

Botox is actually derived from botulism toxin, and temporarily paralyzes the muscles in the face.  This is how the wrinkles are smoothed out and why the effects do not last permanently.  With this type of injection, there is always a risk of potentially dangerous side effects.  For instance, many individuals have experienced allergic reactions to Botox - ranging from mild to very serious.  Some of those allergic reactions include:

-          Itching or Hives

-          Bleeding at the Site of Injection

-          Swelling of the Mouth, Tongue, Eyes or Face

-          Dizziness

-          Chest Pains

Understanding that these are risks you could potentially face is important as you determine whether or not to get Botox.  Luckily, side effects are rare and Botox is a great alternative to cosmetic surgery, especially if you only want a temporary fix.  With the ability to smooth wrinkles, fine lines and laugh lines, Botox can really make you look years younger.

The procedure is easy and is typically administered on an out-patient basis.  You don't have to worry about an overnight stay or a complicated surgical procedure.  Just be prepared if you do decide to get Botox - you will probably feel a little strange and there's a chance that you won't be able to move certain facial muscles! 

Speak to your doctor about Botox and determine whether you are a good candidate and if there are any particular risks you should be worried about.  Be sure you've thought things completely through and have examined the potential risks before you decide to get Botox for your wedding day.

Last Updated: August 3, 2013 at 10:40 pm
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