There is a reason the anti-aging industry is a multi-million dollar market. Keeping skin healthy and youthful is one of the leading goals for many men and women as they age. Before you undergo any anti-aging cosmetic treatment, it’s important to get educated. Facial injections are an affordable solution for wrinkle defense. Botox, which can prevent wrinkles by freezing muscles that cause facial expressions, is one of the leading methods for combating fine lines and wrinkles that develop overtime.
Botox is one the most widely-researched medications in the world. Learn five important things to know before Botox treatment.
Botox is a Protein from a Neurotoxin
Botox is a protein found in a common neurotoxin called “botulinum toxin.” Botox is a cosmetic treatment option that uses Botox injections to erase fine lines and smooth wrinkles on different areas of the face.
Most people see “toxin” as scary, but it’s totally safe in small doses! The toxin helps relax facial features, softening the appearance of facial age signs.
Botox is FDA Approved
Botox in your cosmetic procedures for things like relaxing wrinkles or reducing expression lines is safe if it is administered correctly. A board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist are better equipped at performing Botox treatments–do your research beforehand!
Botox was first approved by the FDA in 1989 and is used for a variety of conditions including eye muscle disorders, migraines, excessive sweating, bladder issues, and more! There are some potential side effects associated with Botox treatments so it is important to educate yourself before treatment.
Botox is Temporary
Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure in America. It’s temporary though. Botox injections will last between 3-6 months before they wear off completely and require another treatment for maintenance of effect (or more often if needed).
Once the Botox neurotoxin has been injected, expect about two weeks to achieve the full effect of treatment. Schedule a follow-up visit to maintain your results.
Botox Leaves Natural Results When Done Correctly
Botox is a powerful way to achieve natural results. It has been proven time and again that when done correctly, this treatment leaves patients with no telltale signs of injections (or surgery)! Patients can start with less units of Botox and see how they like the results, then customize them over time as they work out what helps them achieve their aesthetic goals.
Botox Results Hinge on Delivery and the Number of Units Used
Every Botox treatment is dependent upon the desires of the patient and the collaboration with an expert cosmetic dermatologist to achieve the chosen Botox results. Results are also tied to the number of Botox units used, which is influenced by how large a patient’s facial muscle is, its position, and other factors.
Botox dosages are between 50 and 100 units per vial with the average patient using a total of 64 units to treat crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead.
Botox can reduce or even eliminate shallow lines that form due to expression (e.g., smiling) as well as giving patients with Crow’s Feet an extra boost by temporarily paralyzing those muscles so they’re not pulled outward when they laugh or frown excessively.
There are Eight Common Treatment Areas for Botox
Every Botox treatment package will vary from person to person because we all have different goals for our appearance and treatment of facial wrinkles. We also have different facial musculature that drives Botox treatment. There are eight common areas that Botox is effective at treating:
- Forehead Wrinkles
- Crow’s Feet
- Frown Lines
- Bunny Lines
- Lip Lines
- Mouth Corners
- Neck Bands
- Drooping Eyebrows
Patients that start to use Botox in their twenties can slow the formation of fine lines and wrinkles by limiting the movement of wrinkle-causing facial muscles.
AspiraBody provides cutting-edge, anti-aging and wellness treatments to restore vitality and keeping you feeling and looking your best. Contact our elite team of doctors and estheticians today to make an appointment and to learn more about how Botox can help you reach your goals!