How Do Wrinkles Form?
With facial movements and expressions, our skin folds and creates wrinkles. As we continually use our facial muscles, we constantly recreate these folds, and what was once only a crease seen during a facial expression turns into a wrinkle seen when your face is at rest.
What Is Botox?
This type of paralysis relaxes muscles and reduces their movements, softening the expressions that cause facial wrinkles. Without the repetitive movements, we give our body a chance to rebuild collagen and smooth out wrinkles while preventing new ones from forming.
When Should You Choose Botox?
Botox treatment is becoming a more popular procedure in younger generations, because it is seen as a preventative treatment for wrinkles. We are seeing people starting to use Botox as soon as their late twenties and early thirties. It is still most widely used for people in their forties and fifties.
Botox helps target many different areas of the face. Some of the lines Botox helps reduce include:
The Botox Procedure
Once a treatment plan is established, you will have the choice of a topical anesthetic to help provide more comfort during the procedure. Once you are numbed, the provider will typically mark the areas of treatment.
After that, the provider will inject a precise number of units into the facial muscles using a very fine needle. The entire procedure will take only 10 to 15 minutes.
Botox is not recommended when pregnant or breastfeeding. Inform the doctor if you require assistance with a new treatment plan to accommodate your requirements.
After Your Treatment
The initial response to Botox can typically be seen after a few days, and the full results should be visible seven to ten days after the treatment. These results last three to four months, after which you can visit us for another treatment.
It is important to maintain your wrinkle reducing regimen, as this is the most effective way to get rid of wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming.