Botox Essay

666 Words Nov 18th, 2013 3 Pages
Introduction

Hello Everyone. When you hear the word Botox, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it celebrities, people who want to look younger or maybe you just don’t care. Personally for me, when I heard the word Botox before I did my research for this informative speech, I thought of Kim Kardashian or Joan Rivers. But, Botox is more than just social media hype. Botox is a neurotoxin protein called botulinum toxin, that can be used medically to treat certain types of muscular conditions, and cosmetically to remove wrinkles temporarily by paralyzing facial muscles. You may think that Botox used for cosmetic purposes is just for females trying to look younger, but studies have shown that the number of American men
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The weakening of associated muscles can be severe and result in loss of life.
B. Botox side effect for some women is that they can cause changes in mood.
1. Some women reported experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety along with panic attacks after getting Botox.
2. One study that finds that the loss of sensation and muscle control from Botox can prompt acute anxiety and depression.
C. While it’s rare, there have been reports of children and adults who were using Botox for medical and cosmetic reasons who have died.
1. In many of these cases the drug spread to other areas of the body causing severe adverse reactions such as respiratory failure which lead to death.
(Now that we covered the pros and cons about Botox, lets move on to the last question)
III. How much does Botox Cost?
A. When Botox is injected; it is priced by the unit.
1. By the unit ($15 per unit) depending on location.
B. Forehead Lines (10-30 units) about $375.
C. Frown Lines (10-25 units) about $300
D. Crow’s Feet (Per Side/ 10-30 units) One size would be $375, both sides $750.

Conclusion
Now, that you know what Botox really is, and how it has many positive factors and some negative aspects about it, it’s all really based on your opinion. I covered what botox is used for, and what the costs can look like when you talk to a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. Maybe I influenced many guys here that it’s not just for ladies, but for men as well. If you are

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