As we age, we develop wrinkles and lines due to facial movements that are constantly repeated, such as squinting. That’s just what happens over time.
But, don’t worry, there is Botox!
Before getting into the matter, we would like to emphasize how important it is to choose a highly trained physician (after all, you don’t want to look like your facial expressions are frozen!).
The goal of Botox injections is for patients to look youthful, beautiful and natural!
What Is Botox?
Botulinum toxin (Botox) is a substance that is known for more than a century and has been used in medicine for over 50 years.
In aesthetic medicine, Botox is a rejuvenation of the face that reduces wrinkles and lines which come as a result of age or/and genetics. It’s minimally invasive treatment.
It’s made from a protein that relaxes overactive muscles and prevents motions that repeat. Botox helps the wrinkled skin to experience reparation and smooths the wrinkles.
This treatment relaxes the muscles on the face, and because of this relaxation, new wrinkles don’t appear while Botox is active.
There’s no treatment like Botox! This procedure is transformative and will make you look young and fresh.
Areas That Can Be Treated
- Forehead wrinkles
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Worry lines
- Lipstick lines
- Gummy smile
- Under-eye lines
- Wrinkling on the chin
- Reduction of a square jaw
- Too active sweat glands
As we mentioned earlier, finding a highly trained doctor is essential because Botox injections need an accurate and delicate touch.
It’s important to accurately find the sensitive areas so the bruising can be avoided and Botox can be injected precisely.
The patient will be placed on an exam table, in slightly raised position. A doctor will clean the areas that need to be treated.
Special needles are used and there’s no need for a numbing agent (or can be applied if the patient/doctor wants). The Botox will then be injected into cleaned areas.
For deep wrinkles, it may be necessary to repeat the treatment two or three times for optimal results.
There is no downtime. Swelling and bruising will last just for an hour or two. A patient may take ibuprofen or aspirin if bruising appears. A doctor will probably advise you to avoid intense activity just for a few hours afterward.
The results will be seen anywhere between three to ten days. It’s great if photos can be taken, to be able to see the difference before and after the treatment.
When the Botox is done in a proper way, regular people (those who are not cosmetic surgeons) will not be able to see that Botox treatment has been done, but will just see that the person looks happier and well rested.
Are There Any Risks?
There is almost no risk or very minor risks with Botox treatment. A patient may experience a headache or flu-like symptoms. Very rarely it can come to lid dropping (only in 5 % of times)…. That’s all.
Are you ready for your Botox and experience your new self? Contact [primary_practice]!