You are noticing more wrinkles around your eyes, between your eyebrows, and across your forehead. Do you wish you could minimize the appearance of fine lines on the upper half of your face?
Fortunately, there is an easy solution that can minimize the impact of aging in just a few minutes with minimal downtime. Botox is the solution that you have been searching for.
If you think that your skin could benefit from Botox injections, you need to know what to expect from this treatment. Here is everything you need to know about how it works and what you can anticipate from your first session.
What Is Botox?
Before you set your first appointment, you might be asking yourself a common question: What is Botox? Understanding the science behind this treatment can help you determine whether Botox is the right fit for you, your skin, and your fine lines.
To simplify the answer, Botox is a neurotoxin. Specifically, it is onabotulinumtoxin A.
Dynamic wrinkles form on the skin over long periods from repetitive facial movements. If you furrow your forehead often, you might notice horizontal lines appear. Other lines might appear as a result of frequent smiling or laughing.
The muscles of your face get used to falling into these positions, and the skin over the top of them begins to form subtle lines that worsen with age.
How does Botox work to treat these fine lines and symptoms of aging? Its mechanism is quite simple for anyone to understand: The neurotoxin limits the ability of muscles to move into the shapes that it is so familiar with. As muscles stop moving, the skin can smooth itself, minimizing the appearance of fine lines.
What Does Botox Treat?
Once you know exactly how Botox works, you need to know what parts of the face it can target. Botox was the first FDA-approved treatment to work in several key areas that have moderate to severe lines:
- Frown lines (between the eyebrows)
- Crow’s feet (around the corners of the eyes)
- Forehead lines
Keep in mind that Botox is not permanent. The results of your treatment typically last around four months.
You are ready to minimize the appearance of fine lines on your face, but you want something that is going to work quickly and remain long-lasting. The good news is that Botox offers a convenient solution for aging skin. Many patients start to see the first effects of the treatment within 24 to 48 hours after we administer it.
However, you should note that the full effects of the treatment are often seen around the 30-day mark.
Because the results tend to last for three to four months, you will only need to come back to us three to four times each year to maintain your results. This makes Botox great for patients who have busy schedules that don’t allow for lots of time to pamper themselves or care for their aging skin.
The Ideal Candidate for Botox
Are you ready to find out whether you are the perfect candidate for a Botox treatment? Many different types of people can benefit from this injectable. There is a common myth that Botox is designed specifically for women, but this could not be further from the truth. Men can benefit just as much from this wrinkle-reducing treatment.
If you have fine lines around your eyes, across your forehead, or between your eyebrows, then you are a great candidate for Botox.
There is no ideal age for when you should start receiving Botox treatments. Instead, it is based on the severity of your lines and dynamic wrinkles. You can receive Botox at any age if you start to notice the lines on your face becoming more dramatic. Some people even start receiving Botox in their 30s as a preventative treatment for wrinkles.
What Is a Botox Treatment Session Like?
You have a lot of things going on in your life, so how much time does a Botox treatment session take? Knowing what to expect from an appointment can help put your mind at ease and show you just how easy it is to work into your busy schedule.
A Botox treatment session is surprisingly fast when you are under the care of our skilled doctor. Most people can be in and out of the office in a short 15 to 20 minutes.
The best part is that there is no downtime associated with these injections. This allows you to head back to the office, run your errands, or just call it an early day without anyone being any wiser that you have had wrinkle-reducing treatments.
During your consultation, we will evaluate what parts of your face require the most attention. This allows us to determine how many injections you need and the exact placement. Every patient is unique when it comes to fine lines, so we take a customized approach to each one of our patients.
Schedule Your Consultation
When you are ready to minimize the effects of aging on your face and to get more youthful-looking skin, it is time to book your consultation with Restore Center for Aesthetics. We will help you determine whether Botox is the right fit for your skin’s needs.
Give our Munster, IN, office a call to book your first consultation — we’d love to let you know whether Botox is the perfect choice for your skin!
We also serve the Orland Park, IL, Lake County, IN, and East Chicago, IN, areas for your convenience.