Botox Could Be the Anti-Wrinkle Option You’ve Been Looking For
- Posted on: Mar 1 2018
The skin has an elastic quality that makes it crease with the movement of our muscles. Over time, we make the same facial expressions and movements repeatedly, causing our muscles to stay permanently contracted. This creates dynamic wrinkles in our facial skin.
Dynamic wrinkles are the result of facial expressions (like smiling and frowning) and movements (like chewing). They are usually found around the lips, on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and at the corners of the eyelids. These fine lines and wrinkles deepen with age, and everyone has them.
If the lines and the wrinkles bother and depress you, consider coming in for treatment. While they won’t go away completely, they’ll definitely get reduced. Botox, one of the most popular anti-wrinkle options, is a great solution.
Botox, or botulinum toxin, is produced by a bacterium which when used in small doses is an effective treatment for facial wrinkles.
Botox is injected into the muscles of the affected area. There, the product blocks the nerve signals that trigger the muscles to contract. The muscles are allowed to relax, letting the skin become smooth and the wrinkles fade away. The effects can last up to four months, so Botox requires follow-up treatment sessions to maintain the results.
The procedure is simple: a topical numbing cream is applied on the area to be treated and then the Botox is injected. Since the product doesn’t have significant side effects, you will be able to go about with your normal activities immediately after the session.
Patients can often start to see results within 72 hours of the procedure, though sometimes it may take up to a week for the results to truly show.
Please make sure that you aren’t taking any blood-thinning medications at the time of the injection. The doctor must be informed of any supplements that you take, as they might have blood-thinning components.
The Right Candidate
You’ll need to be healthy and above 18 years to get a Botox shot. Since it targets the nerves, those with a neuromuscular disease such as multiple sclerosis and those whose facial muscles are weak should not get this done.
Pregnant or nursing women should wait for their child to move on to solids before getting Botox injections. Those with issues near the area to be treated – drooping eyelids, thick facial skin, etc. – may not be right for Botox injections.
Why should your wrinkles and lines come in the way of your happiness and self-confidence? Botox is a fantastic non-surgical minimally invasive option for treating wrinkles. With so many advantages, it may be just the anti-wrinkle option you’ve been looking for.
Arrange a Consultation Regarding Botox Treatments
Would you like to find out why Botox is so popular that it’s become a household name? If so, it’s time to speak with experienced surgeon Dr. Kimberly Carpin at our office. Dr. Carpin will be happy to explain more regarding Botox and what it can do for you. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for your consultation.
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