Kick that nasty smoking habit and look younger in the process with Botox injections for smoking cessation. If you have tried medications, patches, gum or even hypnosis with little success but are truly motivated to quit smoking, this may be the answer for you.
Quit Smoking Quickly
Upper lip wrinkles often form when you suck on a cigarette, pursing or puckering your lips and causing the muscles to become extremely strong. For smoking cessation, Botox is injected on either side of your upper lip, relaxing these muscles so that you are unable to draw on the cigarette, much less hold it in your mouth.
As an added plus, the skin on your upper lip will appear smoother and more youthful, and wrinkles will diminish over time with continued treatment.
A Long-Lasting Smoking Solution
You may start to see results in as little as 3 to 7 days. These Botox injections usually last for between 2 to 3 months.
There are many great advantages to choosing Botox to help you quit smoking:
- Quick procedure
- Quick results
- No gums, patches, or pills
- No prescriptions and their side effects
Non-invasive Botox lip injections take about 5 minutes and require no anesthesia, so you can return to work or home immediately after the procedure. Since you will be unable to draw on a cigarette after the injections, your smoking cessation program will begin immediately and can result in a drastic reduction in your tobacco use.
Stop Smoking Drug-Free
Botox injections alone may be an effective option without the use of other smoking cessation methods. Medications commonly prescribed for smoking cessation have long lists of side effects, including insomnia, nausea, indigestion, heartburn, headache, constipation, itching, rapid heartbeat, increased blood pressure and infrequent angina, and trouble breathing. Nicotine gum can even result in trading one addiction for another.
Unlike electronic cigarettes, Botox injections are approved by the FDA. They can also be used concurrently with smoking cessation medications if you so choose, although you should check with your doctor first, to rule out any individual health concerns of combining the two.