In addition to the healthy glow of corrected skin, there are various other tools available to assist in removing signs of aging, which allows us to “age gracefully.” As we grow older, it is common for crow’s feet to form and frown lines to show themselves over the forehead and between our eyebrows. This is due to the loss of elasticity within the skin. Underneath your skin, your facial muscles contract, which causes a pleating of the overlying skin, and then, as anyone can see, you’re frowning. After years of facial animation, those lines start to linger longer and can become more pronounced. For those whose faces tend to be more animated and whose skin is typically more delicate, these lines may appear exaggerated and more permanent. Botox can relieve the constant contraction of the muscle leaving the skin surface relaxed and wrinkle free. While this is usually not reversible, with the development of Botox as a cosmetic treatment, we are able to obtain a much more youthful appearance. In addition to temporarily correcting the appearance of established wrinkles and lines, Botox also helps prevent new wrinkles and lines from forming.
IT SLOWS DOWN THE APPEARANCE OF THE AGING PROCESS! This is why this wrinkle reducing effect has deterred individuals from progressing to more invasive procedures such as browlifts, facelifts, and other cosmetic surgeries.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used for nearly 20 years to treat a variety of medical conditions after being (and continuing to be) extensively researched. The entire treatment takes approximately 15 minutes and there is no downtime with results lasting up to 4 months. Overall, these injections are safe, used by millions of people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities, and will result in a much more youthful appearance. They help stop signs of aging, give definition to the skin, and can remove the need for much more invasive procedures later on in life.
What to expect with Botox:
1. Real, noticeable results
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
2. Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch
If you are concerned about discomfort, your provider may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
3. The actual injection process takes about 15 minutes
Your provider will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you.
4. You’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable frown lines and crow’s feet
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy.
5. Return to your daily routine
Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; it’s often called a lunchtime procedure. You’ll be able to go about most of your normal routine immediately after you leave your provider’s office!
*Information gathered from Allergen