Reduce Fine Lines with Cosmetic Botox Treatments
When you were a kid, did you put on sunblock every time you went to play outside? Of course you didn’t. You probably didn’t do this in your teens and twenties, either. As you start to see the first lines burrowing into your brow and around your nose and mouth in your thirties, you start to think twice about protection from the sun. Fortunately, cosmetic surgeons know that no one is perfect with their skin care. Thats why they’ve developed cosmetic Botox treatment.
Even if you’ve been perfect with your sun protection regimen your entire life (and, really, who is?), you’re still going to see effects of the aging process; everyone does. Smiling creates lines. Frowning creates wrinkles. Furrowing your brow and squinting creates crows feet and worry lines. Unless you spend your whole life perfectly hydrated, out of the sun, and unresponsive to anything anyone says to you, wrinkles are going to occur.
Botox treatment is minimally invasive. It works by injecting botulinum toxin into your skin, weakening the muscles in the area around the injection. This prevents them from contracting, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in your face.
Botox will not make your existing wrinkles disappear entirely, but it users generally report a reduction in existing wrinkles and prevention of new wrinkles appearing. You can combine Botox treatment with other treatments, such as filler injections, chemical peels, and/or microdermabrasion to reach maximum benefits.
If you consider getting Botox treatment, youll probably hear or read something about botulism and the botulinum toxin. It’s true; botulin toxins A and B do lead to botulism, but the botulinum toxins used in Botox are purified and are not dangerous to inject into the skin.
When you receive injections, a topical numbing agent may be used. After the procedure, you will be able to drive yourself home and go about your daily activities with no significant recovery time necessary. Though adverse side effects are rare, you should contact your doctor immediately if you experience a stiff neck, nausea, wheezing, fatigue, or any other symptoms more serious than a mild headache or a little bit of temporary swelling in the area around the injection.
* Actual results may vary by patient.