Non-invasive anti-aging treatments are more popular than ever and continue to grow exponentially.
It may even seem like everyone around you, from friends, family members, to celebrities, is getting Botox to combat wrinkles and refresh their skin.
However, before making the decision to undergo Botox injections, you may want to learn more about the procedure, including how it works, what concerns it can treat, and what to expect from treatment.
Continue reading for everything you need to know about Botox.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that corrects moderate to severe wrinkles and lines. Popular cosmetic uses include: Frown Lines, brow lift, brow asymmetry, bunny Lines, lip wrinkles, gummy smile, frown lines, and crow’s feet.
Composed of botulinum toxin type A, Botox is injected into targeted facial muscles to block nerve impulses and prevent contraction. As a result of this temporary paralysis, wrinkles relax and reveal smoother, youthful skin.
What Are the Benefits of Botox for Wrinkle Reduction?
There are a number of reasons that Botox has become the fastest-growing cosmetic procedure in America.
To start, it offers women and men a safe, effective, and non-surgical approach to anti-aging.
It also trains muscles away from wrinkle-causing expressions, like frowning and squinting, to diminish existing wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming.
Additionally, Botox is a quick and easy in-office procedure, that requires zero-downtime.
Best of all, treatment is highly-customizable and can produce natural-looking results for three-to-four months.
What Can Patients Expect from the Procedure?
Prior to receiving Botox, you will have an in-person consultation to address your concerns and evaluate movement of underlying muscles.
As for the actual procedure, a very fine needle will be used to inject Botox into specific facial muscles. You may feel a slight pricking sensation, which quickly subsides.
If you are concerned about pain, a topical anesthetic or an ice-pack may be used beforehand to improve patient comfort.
Post-treatment, you are free to return to work and resume all normal activities. Within three-to-seven days, wrinkles and lines will diminish, and you will look more-refreshed and youthful.
Want to Get Started with Botox?
If you are considering Botox, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Navin Singh.