Last fact-checked: 28 October 2019
Getting Botox© in Puerto Vallarta could just the holiday pick-me-up you need to make you feel like a million dollars (while spending only a few) by erasing those wrinkles.
Botox is widely used throughout the world for skincare, but it is actually a toxin that has to be used with caution. Apart from its popular cosmetic use as a treatment for wrinkles, it is also used to treat a variety of medical problems, like various muscle spasms and spasticity including overactive bladder syndrome, migraines and excessive sweating.
As a wrinkle treatment, botox is injected into the skin and serves to disrupt the signals from the nerves to the muscles and so prevents muscle contraction. When the muscles don’t contract, the skin relaxes and the wrinkles disappear. It is most effective for frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet and other deep wrinkles.
It is very easy to combine a holiday with this cosmetic procedure. Puerto Vallarta, or PV as it is often called, is a fabulous holiday destination with its beaches, blue waters, water sports and more. It has a vibrant nightlife with restaurants open till late and many entertainment options. You can also take short trips or tours from PV and see some interesting places around the region.
Botox will not stop you from enjoying yourself. It is a procedure that takes a short time and it is not like you are immobile or you need to recuperate afterward. So you can enjoy your holiday and go back home without wrinkles. PV is easily accessible from Canada and North America and you can get direct flights. You can also choose from different staying options ranging from high-end luxury hotels, small but charming boutique hotels, vacation rentals and budget accommodation.
While botox is generally a safe cosmetic procedure, it is not without some risk. If too much botox is used or it is incorrectly used you are at risk of developing swallowing, speaking or breathing problems, blurred or double vision, loss of bladder control and muscle weakness. You really don’t want to take any chances by booking into a place that may not be adequately staffed or not up to standard. It's always a good idea to do some of your own checks on certifications and whether they follow, for example, International Standards Organization (ISO) protocols.
When you book through Medical Departures, you are protected since we check out the qualifications and credentials of the doctors, the training and expertise of the staff and the hygiene and other standards in the clinics and hospitals. If they are not up to the mark, we do not list them on our website. You have an additional layer of safety when you book through us.
You have to consult with the doctor regarding how much work is needed on your face and how much will be used; Botox is charged by unit. It is injected into different muscles in the face with a thin needle. Although Botox is actually a brand name, it is the common term used for this procedure, even if other brands are used, such as:
Most Botox procedures are over in about half an hour. The doctor will most likely apply some topical anesthetic cream on the face and then inject you at the designated spots. You may have some minor discomfort, headache or even slight bruising and you will be told not to rub your face for several hours and not lie down for three-four hours. The results may take a few days to fully show up.
In Puerto Vallarta Botox treatment can start at around US$ 8.5 per unit, depending on how many units are required. In the U.S. and Canada, you can expect to pay between US$ 10 and US$ 21 a unit. In these countries, hidden or extra fees are also much higher.
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