When years of frowning, laughing and squinting leave you with an aged, tired or angry appearance, you may want to join the countless adults who rely on Botox to fix it. Botox injections represent a proven and highly convenient non-surgical treatment to reverse the unwanted signs of facial aging. In fact, Botox is approved for patients who are 18 years and older, and most experts agree that patients in their mid to late 20s and early 30s are at a good age for preventative Botox treatment. Here’s a closer look at what Botox is and if this easy and quick cosmetic treatment could benefit you.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox continues to top the list as the most popular facial injectable. It is considered a neuro-modulator, which means it can relax the muscles that cause wrinkles to form. Botox® is a brand of botulinum toxin, a safe and purified protein that essentially blocks signals from the facial nerves to the facial muscle, which then weakens the muscle and prevents excessive facial movement in the targeted area. As a result, lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead can be softened. When used early and consistently, Botox may also help reduce the development of future wrinkles as well as reduce the existing lines and creases.
What Is Botox Used For?
While fillers are best suited for volume loss or sagging in the aging face, Botox is often used to address the following:
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- The 11’s or furrow between the brows
- Forehead worry lines
- Smokers lines around the mouth
- Frown lines
In the hands of a skilled and credentialed injector, Botox can also be used to lift the outer corners of the brows and lips, which often sag or turn downward with age. By targeting and relaxing the specific muscles that pull the brow and lip corners down, Botox can provide subtle rejuvenation to these facial features. In turn, patients tend to not only look younger and more rested, but they appear happier as well.
While facial injectables are temporary, lasting 3 to 4 months depending on the patient, they are still a very effective wrinkle treatment. When performing Botox injections, you can trust that Spectrum Dermatology as a trusted provider. Our cosmetic skin care experts bring elite training, deep knowledge and artistic vision to create results that look natural and do not compromise your facial expressions.
Why Choose Botox Cosmetic Treatment?
Botox is a safe, budget-friendly alternative to address facial aging without the downtime and risks associated with cosmetic surgery. Call our Alpharetta office today to schedule your evaluation for facial rejuvenation. We can determine the amount of Botox and number of treatments you will need to achieve your desired results.