Going under the knife isn’t the only way to eradicate facial lines and wrinkles. Millions of patients have turned to BOTOX® injections to tone their skin and take years off of their appearance. This remains one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world due to its simplicity, effectiveness and affordability. In as little as seven days, BOTOX® could help you to finally achieve your cosmetic goals.
Active and Dynamic Wrinkles
Wrinkles can develop for a wide variety of reasons throughout one’s life. While some fines lines are the result of skin laxity and a loss of volume, deeper crevices take place when the muscles underneath one’s skin become rigid.
Most of our muscles can be consciously controlled, but some muscles will tighten over the course of many years. This can result in deep “frown lines” along the forehead and at the sides of one’s eyes. Taking care of your skin and preventing sun damage might help with some of these issues, but most people cannot avoid them forever.
BOTOX® to the Rescue
The ingredient in BOTOX® has been continuously studied by researchers for over 200 years. This substance was first used to treat chronic muscle problems, but the doctors began to notice that a patient’s skin would become toned near the injection sites.
By 2002, the product was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use and millions of injections have been carried out since. Over the past 14 years, BOTOX® has become the single most popular cosmetic treatment in the world.
Am I a Good Candidate for BOTOX®?
Surgical lifts can remove wrinkles and take years off of an individual’s appearance, but these procedures are not for everyone. Patients with certain medical conditions or past surgeries on their face might not be eligible for cosmetic surgery. BOTOX®, on the other hand, is a completely non-invasive procedure. Most adult patients in relatively good health will make excellent candidates.
Your BOTOX® Appointment
The average patient doesn’t need to do anything to prepare for their BOTOX® appointment. Once you have arrived at the office, a specialist will clean the treatment site and then mark where the injections will go. Immediately after the injections have been administered, you can head right back home.
Unlike dermal fillers, which immediately add volume to a patient’s face, BOTOX® injections require around a week before you will notice any changes. During that time, the solution will relax your facial muscles and the wrinkles will fade away. Depending on your genetics and how well you care for your skin, the results can last for six months or longer.
When the wrinkles become apparent again, you can simply schedule your next BOTOX® appointment. Since this is a non-invasive procedure, it can be combined with practically any dermal fillers or other cosmetic treatments.
To learn more information about BOTOX®, make an appointment at Rio Medical in Hudson. Our team of cosmetic professionals will be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have about this amazing injectable. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.