Fine lines and wrinkles can get in the way of our youthful looks, but there is no reason why we shouldn’t preserve those looks as long as we can. While we still don’t have the capabilities to stop the aging process altogether, we can always slow it down a bit with the help of cosmetic treatments. With the Botox treatment, there is a safe, quick, and non-surgical way to address fine lines.
Botox can be used to treat dynamic wrinkles on the face like frown lines, forehead creases, and crows-feet around the eyes. These early signs of aging are caused by muscle activity and as the skin loses its elasticity over a period of time, these lines become more pronounced and remain visible.
What Is Botox And How Does It Work?
Botox is an injectable treatment of botulinum toxin which is derived from the Clostridium Botiulinum Bacteria.
Botox works by relaxing the underlying muscles that causes fine lines and wrinkles to appear throughout the facial region. Under the guidance of a skilled plastic surgeon, Botox is a safe and effective treatment that can provide excellent results.
What Does The Botox Treatment Entail?
The Botox treatment is a 10 to 15 minute treatment that is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon. The procedure involves injecting the Botox directly into specific areas of the face to target the muscles that are responsible for causing fine lines when they contract. The toxin acts by blocking nerve signals to the muscles, preventing them from contracting.
A topical numbing agent or ice pack can be used to reduce any discomfort caused by the needle. You will see immediate results after the injection is finished and continue to see improvements over the next couple of days.
How Long Do The Results Last?
The results provided by the Botox treatment will usually last for three to four months after which the procedure can be repeated for even longer-lasting results. After a while, the gap between treatments will get longer as the treated muscles will stay relaxed for a longer period of time.
Good Candidates for the Botox Treatment
Before undergoing a botox treatment, you will need to schedule a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon who has a history of performing the treatment with success. During the consultation, your doctor will assess your needs and develop a treatment plan to help you reach your aesthetic goals.
You should tell your practitioner about any allergies or ongoing medical conditions you suffer from before you undergo any type of treatment.
Things To Keep In Mind Before Getting A Botox Treatment
Botox is a relatively safe procedure that can provide fast results without a lot of downtime. It does, however, require a great deal of precision and accuracy in order to deliver the best results possible.
You should avoid the treatment if you have any underlying health conditions or a skin infection in the treatment area and wait until you are completely healed before you proceed.
Contact Our Office
Botox is a safe and effective non-surgical procedure that preserves your youthful looks. You can finally get rid of unsightly fine lines and wrinkles and achieve the youthful look you desire. Contact our office to learn more about the treatment with skilled plastic surgeon Dr. John Rachel today.