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Botox has been on the market for over a decade, revolutionizing how clinicians and plastic surgeons help their patients reverse the signs of aging. Although it has been criticized by many, Botox is a safe and effective treatment that you should consider if you are interested in staying youthful. Read on to discover how Botox can make you feel younger and more confident.
The Effectiveness of Botox
Most patients are drawn to Botox because it is an effective, cosmetic alternative to undergoing surgery. Instead of receiving incisions or anesthesia, Botox requires only numbing agents and injections. With Botox treatments, the recovery is quick and painless and the procedure takes only minutes instead of hours, like surgery. Results can be seen instantly, with full results after 2 weeks, once the Botox has properly settled in to the muscle tissue.
Botox is an FDA-approved treatment when injected in a controlled manner by a certified medical practitioner, and the non-toxic formula is safe for consistent use. It targets and freezes selected facial muscles, diminishing and preventing fine lines and wrinkles, making it an increasingly popular anti-aging treatment.
Botox and Wrinkles
When patients receive Botox treatments, lines and wrinkles in the face begin to smooth as the muscles are frozen. The appearance of aging is reduced, giving an overall smoother appearance to the skin. Preventative measures are one of the unique benefits that Botox offers.
Non-Surgical Brow Treatments
Aging commonly shows around the forehead and brows; Fine lines and wrinkles can form from loss of collagen, causing skin to sag. These problems can be treated with a brow lift surgery; However, Botox can also provide a non-surgical, temporary alternative. Botox can subtly lift the brow for a more natural look; This treatment is performed by placing the injection strategically in the muscle of the brow. Botox treatments can be repeated at regular intervals to maintain desired results.
Skin Benefits of Botox
Botox provides the benefit of preventing muscles from reacting to harsh facial movements, such as frowning, scowling, or laughing. Repetitive muscle tension causes wrinkles to form over time, and Botox is an effective way to combat overuse of facial muscles to keep a smooth appearance.
The skin has a natural ability to produce its own collagen, however our reserves taper off and we begin to lose a small percentage of collagen each year after the age of 30. Consecutive injections can positively affect the patient’s overall appearance and combat the aging process. Collagen can increase skin elasticity, and areas where patients receive Botox, are attributed to a higher level of collagen.
Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic solutions on the market for those who are looking to achieve the fastest results. These treatments fight the signs of aging, and the results can last anywhere from 3-6 months depending on certain factors. Someone with a faster metabolism may need to receive injections more often, for example. Patients will initially need to repeat injections every three or four months. After consecutive use, they can go up to every six months.
Where Can Botox Be Injected?
Botox can be used for cosmetic treatments in various areas:
- The forehead and brows: These are often the most requested areas patients receive Botox because it effectively treats horizontal lines on the forehead as well as vertical frown lines between the eyebrows.
- Crow’s feet and under-eyes: Botox addresses the fine lines in the corners of the eye, also known as crow’s feet. It can also be used to give the patient a more bright-eyed look by addressing the fine lines surrounding the tear trough.
- Chin: Botox can be used to make chin dimples less visible.
- Jaw: Patients use Botox on their jaw to reduce the appearance of a clenched jaw, overall making the face appear slimmer.
- Neck: With age, horizontal and vertical lines can appear on the neck. This can be treated with a series of Botox injections which relax the muscles and smooth the skin.
Other Benefits of Botox
Botox can be used for more than the improvement of physical appearance – It can also be used to treat different medical conditions, including:
- Reducing migraines
- Repairing damaged hair
- Pain management
- Focal hyperhidrosis (overactive sweat glands)
- Blepharospasm (uncontrollable eye twitching)
Botox is a safe and effective treatment used to prevent and reduce the symptoms of aging. It can also be used for multiple medical conditions and is a non-surgical treatment with minimal downtime. Zahra Salon and Spa provides complimentary consultations for Botox on Thursdays and performs injections on Fridays. Visit our website today to find out how you can start looking younger and feeling better or give us a call at 250-762-8700.