Most people accept as inevitable the frown lines, crow’s feet and other wrinkles that they see when they look at themselves in the mirror. These are the imperfections that can make anyone appear older than they are. Fortunately, BOTOX Cosmetic has the power to change all of that.
History of BOTOX Cosmetic
BOTOX Cosmetic is a revolutionary medical aesthetic treatment that has been used millions of times, in 78 countries around the world. With more than 400 peer-reviewed articles and a number of successful clinical trials to its credit, BOTOX Cosmetic is the most-trusted wrinkle treatment of its kind. Doctors safely and effectively perform these treatments in clinics every day, and the miraculous results have been known to change the lives of the people who receive treatment.
The researchers who developed BOTOX injections years ago did so by purifying a natural substance known as botulinum toxin protein. When injected into the face and neck, the substance temporarily restricts the movement of the muscles that lie just beneath the surface of the skin. These are the muscles that make it possible for people to form facial expressions like frowns and smiles. It is these repetitive movements that cause wrinkles to form over time.
How BOTOX Cosmetic works
The answer to getting rid of those wrinkles isn’t to stop using facial expressions. Instead, it makes far more sense to use BOTOX Cosmetic. After BOTOX is injected into the face or neck, the treated muscles begin to relax. The result is that the skin’s surface appears smoother and fuller. With a quick, simple treatment, it’s possible to erase years from anyone’s appearance.
Without being consciously aware of it, you probably make countless facial expressions on a daily basis. This, combined with sun exposure and the cellular breakdown that occurs over the years, conspires to produce permanent frown lines and crow’s feet. While creams and chemical peels can help reduce the appearance of these lines, they simply don’t have the power to do what BOTOX injections do. By temporarily reducing the muscle activity that occurs just below the surface of the skin, patients can see near-instant results as they observe a more youthful-looking version of themselves appear.
The Ease of Getting BOTOX Injections
BOTOX injections are a remarkably easy aesthetic treatment. In fact, many practitioners refer to it as a lunchtime procedure. That’s because it takes just a few minutes to perform. Even better, there is no downtime associated with the procedure. Most people are able to continue with their normal routine immediately after receiving treatment.
Most prospective BOTOX recipients are happy to hear how quick the procedure is. They are even more pleased to learn that the discomfort associated with the treatment is relatively mild. In fact, most people say that the injections feel quite a bit like a pinch. The medical professional who performs the procedure may use ice to numb the skin before it is treated. Any client who feels particularly distressed about any potential discomfort may ask about having a topical anesthetic applied. This is usually all that is necessary to help clients have the most pleasant experience possible.
Subtle but Powerful Effects of BOTOX Cosmetic
One of the best reasons to choose BOTOX injections over other, more invasive treatments is that the results are subtle yet noticeable. When the procedure is over, you’ll still look like you. However, within 24-48 hours after your treatment you’ll begin to notice that your face is smoother and younger looking. Chances are good that other people will notice your more youthful appearance too. Whether or not you tell them about BOTOX is entirely up to you.
The effects of a round of BOTOX injections will last from between three and six months. At this time, it will be necessary to schedule a follow-up appointment for additional injections. Many people who routinely get injections like to think of it as a way for them to periodically pamper themselves, giving them a boost of confidence while also improving their appearance.
Is BOTOX Right for You?
Most people are excellent candidates for BOTOX injections. To find out if you are one of them, you simply have to make an appointment with one of our board-certified dermatologists. Your consultation will include a review of your medical history to determine whether or not there are any reasons why this treatment would not be suitable for you. Clients often decide to move forward with the procedure before the end of the consultation. However, if you prefer to think about it for a day or two before deciding, that’s perfectly all right too.
Board-certified dermatologists have extensive training regarding facial anatomy so that they can safely administer a variety of procedures including laser treatment. This enables them to perform an in-depth study of the muscle movement taking place beneath the surface of your skin. Accordingly, they can determine precisely where the injections should occur and how much product is necessary. It’s also possible that your dermatologist will recommend other treatments or procedures that may also enhance the way your skin looks and feels. Using this multi-faceted approach is often successful when it comes to achieving the outcome the patient desires.
These injections are suitable for several portions of the face and neck. Frown lines and crow’s feet are the areas that are most commonly treated with this procedure. However, BOTOX can successfully deal with furrows in the forehead and creases in the neck as well. Occasionally, it is also injected into specific forehead and under-the-eye muscles to raise the eyebrows, effectively making the eyes appear larger. If you’d like to know more about how BOTOX injections might rejuvenate your appearance, make an appointment with our dermatologist today.
Schedule a Consultation for BOTOX
BOTOX injections are performed in the comfort of our Aesthetic Dermatology offices. The procedure does not require anesthetic, and you’ll probably be able to continue with your usual routine immediately after your appointment. Your journey begins with a brief, straightforward consultation at our conveniently located office.