Are Botox Injections Primarily an Anti-Aging Skincare Treatment?
Over the years, Botox injections have become an increasingly popular treatment for a variety of both cosmetic and medical needs. One medical research group identified Botox as the most common cosmetic procedure in the United States!(Source)
When administered by trained professionals, Botox is a safe and effective treatment for everything from wrinkles to hyperhidrosis. The injections are most commonly used in anti-aging skincare treatment plans, though.
What is Botox?
Botox injections work to temporarily prevent muscles from moving by injecting a small amount of toxin directly into the target area. For years, the injections have been used by cosmetic professionals.
How and where does Botox work?
Botox injections work by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles in the treatment area. The muscles in the injected area are not able to contract, which makes existing wrinkles relax and soften and helps to prevent new wrinkles from forming.Botox for anti-aging is often used on forehead lines, lines around the eyes, and lines around the mouth.
How is Botox done?
Botox treatment is a quick and simple procedure that can be completed on your lunch break. It does not require any sort of sedation or anesthesia and does not require downtime or recovery. Your cosmetic professional will use a small needle to inject Botox directly into specific muscles in relation to your skincare goals.Typically, you will see results take full effect within 7 to 14 days. Results from your injections will last anywhere from 3 to 6 months.
Why is Botox used for Anti-Aging?
As we age, our skin naturally loses much of its elasticity, or its ability to bounce back after movement. This means that as our facial expressions continually move and crease our skin, it slowly loses the ability to return to their smooth position long after the expression has left. If you already have fine lines and wrinkles, Botox injections can help minimize their appearance. Treatment will decrease the use of the muscles causing the wrinkles which will soften them over time. Your cosmetic team may recommend a treatment plan that combines Botox with dermal fillers in order to fully impact any deep wrinkles. Botox injections have become widely popular in anti-aging skincare treatment as it can help reduce the appearance of lines before they become a concern. While skin is still young, there is plenty of collagen and elastin present that provides fullness and helps return the face to smoothness after expressions. Treatment of future problem areas with Botox, while the skin is still full and smooth, will help to decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the future. This is considered preventive Botox and, as a part of a full skincare routine, can help to stop the appearance of deep wrinkles in their tracks.
Who should use Botox in their Anti-Aging Skincare Treatment?
Individuals in their mid-to-late 20s and early 30s are great candidates for Botox to prevent wrinkles from developing. If you have just begun to see faint lines appear, preventive Botox can help decrease their opportunity to become future wrinkles.
Ready to put your best face forward?
Take the first step toward a beautiful new you today. At The Spa and Laser Center in Virginia Beach, our aestheticians are experts in Botox® injections. They work with you to get the best possible results that leave you feeling beautiful and confident. Please contact us at our Virginia Beach office at 757-965-7444 or online to schedule your Botox® treatment consultation.