Botox Treatment: Reducing Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Wrinkles are creases, folds and lines on the skin. Wrinkles usually appear when people make animated facial expressions. If you are one who makes repeated facial expressions such as smiling, frowning, or squinting, you are accelerating the formation of deep-set wrinkles in those areas at a young age.
When a person is young, the skin produces enough collagen to keep the skin supple and elastic. Therefore, the skin springs back without leaving any lines on the face. As one grows older, the skin gets thinner, drier, and less elastic. Wrinkles generally appear on areas which receives the most sun exposure. These areas include, face, neck, hands and arms.
There are other factors that accelerate the formation of wrinkles include sun damage, smoking, genetic factors, and generally unhealthy lifestyle.
How to get rid of wrinkles?
20 years after Botox revolutionized aesthetic medicine, it is still the best treatment for wrinkles available today, especially for wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and at the sides of the eyes.
When injected in small doses into the muscles, the chemicals block the signals that cause muscles to contract. The muscles can no longer tighten, the skin flattens, giving your face a smoother and less wrinkled appearance.
How long does it take to see results?
The 15-minute procedure is very safe, and you will see visible results in a week.
How long does the effect last?
Effects can last from anywhere between 3 months to 6 months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles will reappear. They need to be treated again for longer-lasting results. Over time with repeated treatment, the lines and wrinkles will appear less obvious than before because the muscles have weakened and are not as strong as before. This is a positive thing because it means that eventually you won’t have to receive the treatment so regularly since relaxed muscles don’t cause so many wrinkles.
What else do I have to note after the treatment?
After undergoing the treatment, you should avoid facial massage for the next few days.
Is Botox harmful to our bodies?
Anything done in excess is harmful and will have side effects. However, when done properly in moderation by a certified doctor, botox can do wonders.
Botox is botulinum toxin, purified and sterile, and is safe for use. It is used widely for medical and cosmetic purposes. For cosmetic purpose, it can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, enhance the jawline, and restore shapeliness to the face.
- Reduced wrinkles and fine lines
- Smooth and youthful skin with a natural and relaxed look
Men and women who want to soften the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face.