When you think about Botox injections, you probably picture celebrities with comically frozen faces and a plastic-like sheen over their skin. And while this effect does wear off shortly, Botox should not be thought of as only a muscle paralyzer. People who have used Botox to halt the formation of wrinkles or sagging should know that Botox does far more than just slow the appearance of aging. Botox can actually rejuvenate the skin, turning back time and allowing you to enjoy younger, healthier skin.
It’s All About the Proteins
The reason that Botox treatment can actually allow the skin to “grow younger” is because it promotes the production of two very important proteins – elastin and collagen. These are the components that cause skin to feel firm and tight, but still retain flexibility. As we age, and repeatedly use our facial muscles, we lose the elasticity that allows skin to stay young and smooth. By promoting the regeneration of these proteins, Botox could actually create skin that no longer needs Botox at all – it will be firm and wrinkle-free on its own.
Not All Results Are the Same
Botox injections can indeed rejuvenate the skin. However, not everyone will experience the same jaw-dropping results. If a person has been a heavy smoker all their adult life, has been a habitual tanner for many years, or has spent decades in the sun without any protection from UV rays, it is unlikely that Botox alone will provide the results that we’re describing here. The basic cellular structure of the skin may be too damaged to regenerate the collagen and elastin necessary to improve the skin’s appearance.
The important thing is that it is never too late to start taking care of your skin. If you think you may want to give Botox a try, now or in the future, but you smoke, tan in tanning beds, or spend a lot of time in the sun without protection, now is the time to change your habits to promote better skin health on a cellular level.
Other Skin Rejuvenating Procedures
At Juvia Med Spa, we offer an additional treatment beyond Botox that patients can choose instead. This injection, known as Dysport, is a slightly different ingredient, but it works in the same way that the Botox injection does. In many cases, Dysport is the go-to injection for the wrinkles caused by furrowing your brow line. In fact, many actresses and models get this injection even before the appearance of these worry lines, to help reduce the formation of the lines in the first place.
The reason that Dysport is so often chosen is that it works much faster than Botox, and it has a greater spread. Everyone’s facial structure is different, and the area where their wrinkles or sagging skin may be will be different, too. Dysport often seems to produce more natural looking results, with less of the “frozen face” issue that is so often caused by Botox. Just like Botox, Dysport may also be able to rejuvenate the skin’s natural firming proteins, helping you look younger, naturally.
Which Should I Choose?
It’s hard to decide between Botox and Dysport for many of our patients. Botox has a proven track record that is very well-known; if you’ve considered any kind of injection skin treatment at all, you have heard of Botox. The fact that we now know that it helps rejuvenate skin proteins for naturally healthier skin is a big draw as well.
But Dysport is just as attractive, even if it is not as well-known. Avoiding the less-than-natural appearance that Botox can initially cause is often an important bonus for many patients. And faster results mean that you’ll be able to look your best for any upcoming special event. To help you find the treatment that is best for you, we have many before and after pictures of previous patients who have gotten Dysport and Botox in our Fort Worth location and surrounding areas.
Ready to Look Younger and Feel Better?
As more treatments and scientific breakthroughs in skin care come to light, it’s great to know that a basic Botox injection can actually have such a profound effect on the skin. If you’re ready to look younger, and feel more confident with yourself, we can offer the treatment that is best for your skin. Schedule a consultation to discuss options for sagging skin, wrinkles, or skin that simply doesn’t look as young as it could.