Look Younger and Eliminate Wrinkles With BotoxSome say wisdom comes with age, but so do wrinkles. As we get older, our skin loses its natural elasticity. That effect—paired with the years of work your facial muscles have put in from smiling, laughing, frowning, or reacting to pretty much anything—leads to wrinkles. Trying to fight off those effects is futile, but there are measures you can take to (temporarily) ward off them off.
Meet Botox®, the FDA-approved non-surgical injection that reduces the prominence of wrinkles
What Is Botox?Botox is a vastly popular cosmetic treatment that helps millions of people per year reduce the effects of aging. While the most popular use of this treatment is wrinkle reduction—frown lines, crow’s feet, and more—it can also be used to relieve pain, reduce excessive sweating, and manage muscle spasms and headaches.
It’s derived from a toxin that is filtered and purified for cosmetic purposes, and it’s been used by highly qualified plastic surgeons for nearly 20 years.
Is Beauty Really Pain?You’ve heard the popular saying “beauty is pain.” For Botox users, that’s not necessarily a lie. If you didn’t already know, Botox is administered through a series of micro-injections. These injections insert the substance into your muscle groups to block nerve signals to and from the brain. The result? Total relaxation for those muscles, and a temporary inability to move.
Why does movement matter? Well, like any other muscle, your facial muscles become more defined with use. The more you use them, the more pronounced they become. This is one of the main contributing factors in the development of wrinkles.
Botox helps patients achieve a more youthful appearance by essentially freezing those muscles. When you freeze the muscle, you inhibit its ability to flex. Less work, less definition.
Getting StartedEliminating wrinkles is an attractive benefit to almost anyone, but before you schedule your consultation, take a moment to review the risks and potential results of your procedure.
Remember, Botox is an FDA-approved treatment. It’s safe, but not without risks. For that reason, you should always work with a board-certified plastic surgeon when receiving Botox injections. Otherwise, your treatment could lead to undesired side effects including paralysis, asymmetric results, or even death if used improperly.
Ready For ResultsImmediately following your procedure, there may be several bumps at your injection sites. These are totally normal and should clear up within half an hour. Within a few hours, the initial look should come into focus. However, your desired appearance won’t likely appear until about a week after the injections. The effects of your Botox injections will last between three and six months, depending on your own age.
Love what you’re seeing? Remember that these effects aren’t permanent, and follow-up visits will be necessary if you want to maintain this youthful appearance.
For Hampton Roads residents looking for Botox injections in Virginia Beach, The Spa & Laser Center is here for you. Please contact us today at 757-965-7444 or click here to check out our other locations and schedule your consultation today.