Botox offers a significant reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. This popular treatment approach has been a staple in the aesthetics community for decades.
From slight wrinkles to deep fine forehead lines, Botox can address an array of facial imperfections to create a more youthful look.
We all struggle with the visible signs of aging on our skin. Over time our skin can lose elasticity and reveal deep lines and wrinkles that can make the face in the mirror something we don’t recognize. To reclaim your youth and take control of your skin, consider seeking a botox treatment.
Botox is an alternative to surgery used to combat a myriad of issues, including:
- Reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles
- Relaxing horizontal lines on the forehead
- Reducing the presence of lines between the eyes
Botox is different from dermal fillers in both results and at its basic level. Though they’re both injected into the skin to correct imperfections and reshape the skin, Botox and fillers work in different ways.
How Botox Treatment Works
Unlike fillers, botox does not add volume to the area under the skin. It’s created through a process that purifies a safe bacteria known as botulinum toxin. Botox works to relax the muscles thereby reducing the prevalence of wrinkles and creases.
Botox effectively blocks nerve signals, resulting in a temporary relaxation of the muscles. That relaxation then reduces or removes wrinkles in your problem areas.
Dermal fillers simply fill the area that has a wrinkle or crease. This works best for deep folds and to restore facial volume lost with age. However, if you have “dynamic wrinkles”, you might benefit from Botox.
Most wrinkles form from consistent muscle movement. Botox can help block the nerves controlling the muscles of your face that are causing your deepest, most distracting wrinkles.
Other Benefits of Botox
In addition to combating wrinkles, this aesthetic treatment can also be used as a preventative measure for a variety of conditions. Some of these conditions include:
- Excessive sweating
- Persistent eye twitching
- Drooping brow
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excessive sweating of the underarms, hands, and feet. Botox injections can block sweat glands in the affected areas and alleviate this potentially embarrassing condition.
Botox can also help manage eye twitching. Twitching rapidly and frequently can be distracting and even painful. After receiving injections the overactive muscles around the eyes calm twitching can stop together.
If your brows are beginning to droop due to facial sagging, this treatment can help to relax the brow muscles and help them to pull your brows higher. Sagging and drooping brows can prematurely age your face, making you look unhappy even when that’s not the case.
Procedure and Patient Recovery
At LifeGaines, when you make an appointment with our specialist, you’ll receive a thorough consultation to address your concerns and specific skin needs. We dedicate our practice to finding the best solutions for each patient.
We can administer the treatment directly after your consultation if we agree that Botox is the right option for you. You’ll likely receive injections in multiple areas of your face to help restore your skin’s youthful appearance.
You may experience some minor swelling or discomfort after your treatment. You can manage any swelling with the use of ice packs. These side effects should diminish after one or two days. Your results are likely to last from four to six months.
To schedule a consultation with our specialist and see if Botox is the answer for you, contact our medical professionals at LifeGaines today.