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As we age, our bodies and skin become less elastic. This can lead to drooping skin, wrinkles, fine lines, etc. These flaws can cause us to feel self-conscious and unconfident. In an effort to turn back time, many people have turned to Botox® as a way to treat these flaws. And while Botox® can help, there is a limit to what it can do. At the Spa & Laser Center, we perform Botox® treatment in Virginia Beach and understand the frustrations you may be experiencing. With this blog, we hope to dispel some misconceptions about Botox® and help you feel more confident in your decision to get it.

How Does Botox® Help to Get Rid of Flaws?

Botox® is an injectable form of the toxin botulinum. Contrary to popular belief, Botox® does not "get rid" of flaws, rather it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or prevents them from occurring. Through the injection of this toxin, your muscles become relaxed and immobile. When your muscles are unable to move, they cannot create creases or signs of aging. In addition, the relaxation of these muscles allows for the existing wrinkles to become less noticeable.

Can Botox® Completely Correct Other Conditions?

Now that you have an understanding of how Botox® works, you will probably come to realize that Botos cannot completely eliminate your flaws. It can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines and prevent new ones from developing, but it cannot get rid of them completely. However, there is evidence that Botox® can help solve several medical conditions such as:
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Migraines
  • Eye Disorders (Strabismus & Blepharospasm)
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Upper Limb Spasticity
Botox® is an FDA-approved solution to the above conditions and can help correct them. So, while Botox® cannot completely correct anything, it can help significantly reduce symptoms of several conditions.

When is Botox® The Most Effective?

In addition to the above-mentioned conditions, Botox® can significantly reduce specific types of wrinkles and fine lines. While deep-set wrinkles cannot be completely corrected, “dynamic” can be reduced. Dynamic wrinkles are those that only appear due to the movement of a certain muscle. For example, the wrinkles around the eyes that occur when you squint or smile are considered dynamic wrinkles. With the help of Botox®, these wrinkles can be frozen which freezes the muscle's movement. Now, when you squint or smile, these wrinkles will no longer appear. The same can be said of the lines that appear around your mouth. Botox® can be even more effective when used prior to the development of wrinkles. That’s why individuals in their mid-to-late 20s and early 30s are great candidates for Botox®. If you have just begun to see faint lines appear, preventive Botox® can help the likelihood of wrinkles in the future.

Botox® Treatment in Virginia Beach

Are you ready to feel like a more confident version of yourself? The Spa & Laser Center offers Botox® injections in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Suffolk. Our aestheticians are experts in Botox® treatments. 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.
Injectable Botox to reduce fine lines and wrinkles