As we age, it’s inevitable that repeated expressions such as smiling, frowning or laughing will lead to lines and wrinkles on your face. Botox is a top-selling treatment to reduce the appearance of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles caused by years of repeated muscle contractions in the face. Here are eight reasons why you should consider Botox treatments to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance.
Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure. Botox is an FDA-approved prescription drug that temporarily reduces the muscle contractions that cause forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet. The result is visibly smoother skin.
Botox is a safe wrinkle treatment. Botox is an injectable neurotoxin consisting of a small amount of botulinum toxin type A. The drug blocks chemical signals from the nerves that cause muscles to contract.
Botox helps soften wrinkles in the upper third of the face. It’s ideal for treating dynamic wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyebrows and the crow’s feet on the outside of each eye area. Dynamic wrinkles form as a result of muscle motion. Dermal fillers are good for treating static wrinkles, which are wrinkles that are always visible.
Injections aren’t painful. You will feel a slight pinch with each injection, but the pain is tolerable. Patients can request a topical anesthetic applied right before treatment to reduce injection pain.
There’s no downtime after treatment. Treatment only takes minutes, and you can return to work and regular activities immediately after. It will take up to seven days for the full effect of treatment. You may notice some initial bruising and swelling, but that should subside quickly.
Treatment lasts up to four months. Treatment can be combined with dermal fillers or other treatments such as chemical peels to maximize the results you want to achieve.
A single treatment is effective, but continuous treatments will help maintain the softened look. Wrinkles that are well established can be significantly diminished over time when the facial muscles are continually relaxed.
Botox can treat other conditions. Botox is a wonder drug used to treat conditions such as neck spasms, excessive sweating, overactive bladder, lazy eye, even chronic migraines.
To learn more about Botox and other treatments for lines and wrinkles, schedule a consultation by calling (617) 965-9500.