The Facts and Dangers of Botox

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CASPER, Wyo. The two methods of botox you can do are aesthetics and medical.

"So with aesthetics botox, they're really starting to target the mid 20's to prevent dynamic wrinkles, which is wrinkles caused by muscle movement. and then there are wrinkles that come with age and loss of collagen and as your face changes shape and as you lose fat." Said Kate Whitaker, a local nurse practitioner.

Whitaker says this affects how many you will get as you age.

"You can do a little bit consistently so you don't need as much as you get older." She explained.

Botox can also be used for medical reasons.

"What I use botox for is for patients who have had a stroke or spinal cord injury which have developed spasticity or muscle spasms that don't go away." Explained Dr. Carlos Buckner.

Buckner said those can interfere with our ability to take care of ourselves.

"So we use botox which is a muscle relaxer a very potent muscle relaxer which can allow them to move and take care of themselves."

Buckner says they also use botox for migraines.

Whether you're getting botox medically or for aesthetics, you need to make sure you're going to a reliable doctor.

"You need to know who you're looking for to inject you. What is their licensure? What type of malpractice do they have? Are you going to see an actual doctor or a nurse practitioner? who in the state of Wyoming can practice independently? Or are you going to see a nurse or a medical assistant who is underneath them? You need to know all of those variables when you go in."

Whitaker also says to do your research about being injected in the right places.

Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital only offers medical botox.

Aesthetic botox must be done elsewhere.