If it were your wish, you would want to stay looking young and vibrant until your fifties. However, fine lines and wrinkles appear naturally as we reach our late twenties. Surprisingly, you can now have your wishes to stay looking young become a reality with Botox. Botox injections help eliminate lines and wrinkles around your face giving you a refreshed, young look. Dr. Samantha Robare Cypress at Magnolia Dermatology is experienced in performing Botox treatments and other cosmetic procedures to treat your facial lines and ensure you get natural-looking and elegant results. Here is a guide to everything you need to know about Botox.
What Exactly Is Botox Treatment?
Botox is a neuromodulator injection that relaxes muscles, limiting their movement. The injection functions by altering the functionality of the nerve signals between the muscles and brain responsible for facial movements such as squinting and frowning. Without muscle movement, the skin on top of the facial muscle stops creasing. The treatment is also effective in averting the development of new wrinkles and fine lines. The skin will start to appear younger and smooth within a few days.
What Types of Wrinkles Does Botox Treat?
Botox has been proven effective in treating expression lines or dynamic wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that develop from the repeated movement of facial muscles. They mostly develop on the upper section of the face compared to the lower areas. The common Botox treatment area includes; forehead lines, crow’s feet, marionette lines, nose bunny lines, and eyebrow lines. Botox can also help to slim the appearance of the jawline. However, Botox can’t treat the wrinkles that develop due to volume loss. In such cases, your doctor might recommend dermal fillers.
What Should You Expect During Botox Procedure?
The Botox procedure takes a few minutes. The doctor will start by mapping out the targeted treatment area and apply a topical anesthetic to numb the skin. Your provider will then administer the botox injections carefully. Botox treatment utilizes small, minimally invasive needles that cause little to no discomfort. After the treatment, you might experience some discomfort, but it will never go away.
How Long Does It Take to Notice Results?
After Botox treatment, the results are visible after about a week. However, you might notice some skin improvements within three days of the procedure. Your doctor might also integrate other neuromodulators treatment, such as Jeuveau and Dysport, for quicker results.
Are Botox Results Long Term?
After your Botox treatment, you can expect to enjoy a young and smooth look for three to six months. Depending on your doctor’s recommendations, you can return to the clinic for maintenance treatments when the medication starts to fade. Integrating your Botox treatment with chemical peels, dermal fillers, and approved skin care products can give you longer and better results.
If facial wrinkles are starting to appear and you are looking to eliminate them, Botox is a safe and effective treatment for you. However, you should ensure a qualified and board-certified cosmetic surgeon does the Botox procedure to get your desired results. Dr. Samantha has extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and has successfully performed Botox for years. Call or book an appointment at Magnolia Dermatology and regain a young look today.