You may have heard the expression wearing your emotions on your sleeve, but in reality you “wear them on your face”. If you are sad, happy or annoyed, for instance, you knit your brows together. Underneath your skin, your facial muscles contract, cause a pleating of the overlying skin, and then, as anyone can see, you are frowning. And, at some point, you may feel that these fine lines have become permanent and have killed your looks.
A Non-Surgical Approach
One particularly appealing aspect of Botox treatments is that it is a non-surgical approach to smooth out some of your age lines and regain a more youthful appearance. Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults younger than 65 years of age for a short period of time (it’s temporary). You can soften the signs of aging with a wide range of non-surgical procedures for the face.
Botox Surgery Benefits
Botox Cosmetic is approved for moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). Satisfying results can do wonders for your self esteem and for self confidence. It helps to-
• Plump thin lips
• Enhance shallow contours
• Soften facial creases and wrinkles
• Improve the appearance of folds, sunken areas, and recessed scars.
• Correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
Botox: Before and After
Botox injections usually take three to seven days to reach their full effect. The result is a smoother skin in the treated area. As the muscles slowly regain the ability to contract, lines and wrinkles reappear. To maintain the desired effect, injections must be repeated every four to six months.
Is it Safe?
Botox treatments typically have minimal discomfort. The safety profile of Botox is unparalleled in that there are no major or permanent side effects reported so long. Botox, however, should not be used in patients with certain rare neuromuscular disorder. Minor side effects may occur, but are self limited. Pain, redness or bruising localized to the injection site is minimized by using proper injection technique.
Choosing a Botox Surgery Surgeon
If you choose to go forward with botox surgery, it is important to have realistic expectations and an experienced botox practitioner you trust. Ask whether your practitioner is board certified and can provide references of clients who have undergone the procedure you are considering. Make sure the botox practitioner thoroughly explains all risks and benefits.
Your body is a canvas. What you decide to paint it is limited only by your imagination. Patients who seek botox treatments achieve a more youthful appearance, more comfort in daily activities and regain a more youthful appearance.