How a few injections can leave you looking younger?Botox®, one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the country, is a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on your face. With a few small, almost painless injections, you can achieve a younger-looking appearance that lasts for months.
Botox® Beats Dynamic WrinklesThere are two types of wrinkles on your face: static, which are always there no matter your expression and dynamic which only appear when you move your face a certain way. You’ll need to use different techniques to reduce the appearance of both types of wrinkles.
Botox® tackles dynamic wrinkles. The injections, which contain a safe amount of botulinum toxin, block nerve signals between your brain and the small muscles in your face. When you go to make an expression by furrowing your brows or frowning, the muscles don’t move, so the wrinkles don’t appear. But don’t worry, your face won’t look “frozen.” You can still make expressions, but tiny areas will stay unwrinkled.
With long-term use, Botox® may help prevent static wrinkles, too. Static wrinkles can appear when you make an expression over and over again. Then those wrinkles become permanent from being put in that position for so long. But if the muscles stay relaxed, your skin may not develop static wrinkles or develop them much more slowly. Getting Botox® at a younger age is best for preventing static wrinkles.
Where You Can Use Botox® on Your FaceOriginally, Botox® was only used on the forehead to stop the “11s” that can appear between eyebrows. But today, Botox® injections can be used on multiple areas of your face, including:
- - Forehead (for 11s)
- - Around the eyes (for crows feet)
- - Around the lips (to prevent vertical lines on the upper lip)
- - Around the mouth (to prevent frown lines)
- - Around the nose (to stop wrinkles around the nostrils)
Your aesthetician can also guide you through what to expect for your results. You might have some slight swelling and redness for a few days after your injections. You’ll begin to notice smoother skin in about a week as the Botox® takes effect. You should expect to see results for 3 or 4 months after your injections, but regular injections can help those effects last even longer.
At The Spa and Laser Center in Virginia Beach, our expert technicians deliver thousands of doses of Botox® every year. We help people of all ages, from their late 20s and early 30s to 60s and 70s, achieve a younger-looking appearance with minimal discomfort and pain. We can help you reduce wrinkles and feel more confident in your face. Contact us today at 757-965-7444 or online to schedule your Botox® consultation.