Crow’s feet, frown, smile, and laugh lines are all the result of using the muscles in your face to express emotion. Over time the lines and wrinkles become permanent and there’s no moisturizer or facial mask capable of undoing these signs of age. That’s why many people turn to BOTOX®, an FDA-approved, non-surgical procedure that temporarily erases wrinkles and returns a more youthful appearance.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
Persistent facial wrinkles and lines are caused by repeated muscle contractions. When BOTOX® is injected into the affected area it causes these muscles to temporarily relax. The medication prevents the muscle from receiving the instruction to contract from the nerve, resulting in smoother skin and a younger, healthier appearance.
What Are the Benefits of BOTOX®?
One of the best things about BOTOX® treatment is that you’re able to resume all normal activities as soon as your visit is complete. In fact, the procedure takes only a few minutes and you will be able to drive yourself home after your appointment. You won’t have to miss a single day of work and can easily maintain your privacy if you don’t want others to know you’ve had the treatment.
What Areas of the Face Can Be Treated?
BOTOX® is an ideal treatment for many facial problem areas. This includes parallel scowl lines on the forehead, crow’s feet, lines between the eyebrows, as well as wrinkles beside the mouth and around the lips. Almost anywhere that contains dynamic wrinkles can be treated with this injection.
How Long Do Results Last?
The effects of BOTOX® wear off over time so the results are not permanent. Treatment of facial lines and wrinkles is FDA-approved to last three months, although results may be a bit longer or shorter depending upon the individual. Some factors that influence the length of results include overall skin condition, damage from past sun exposure, age and facial features.
What Are the Side Effects?
BOTOX® treatment is one of the safest cosmetic procedures available today. Since it’s minimally invasive, there’s no danger from anesthesia and no need for powerful pain medications after treatment. The side effect seen most often is slight bruising or swelling around the injection site, which generally disappears within a 24 hour period.
We will consult with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs. Don’t hesitate, contact us today! Advanced Anti-Aging & Weight Loss is located in Evansville, IN.