For the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, crows feet, “chronic frown”, or deep creases in the face, BOTOX stands alone as the go-to treatment option for millions of American women and men alike.
Why? Since it was approved by the FDA for aesthetic use in 2002, BOTOX has proven advantageous on many levels.
First, outside of the discomfort associated with the use of a needle, BOTOX is quick and painless. Many patients can get a BOTOX injection during their lunch break and return to work on time without any problem.
Second, the effects of BOTOX are swift and long-lasting, requiring repeat treatments as little as three times a year for meaningful, lasting results. Certain benefits of the treatment, such as a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, occur within hours. Other benefits, such as the reduction of “chronic frown” lines and deep creases, occur over time and are semi-permanent.
Third, BOTOX is an excellent treatment to use in tandem with other treatments such as chemical peels, dermal fillers, and laser light treatments. It’s a cost-effective way to attain smoother, younger-looking skin and get more out of your makeup routine as well, since makeup always looks better on smoother skin.
Fourth, let’s talk about side effects. The side effects of BOTOX are generally mild and rare. The most common side effect is discomfort, soreness, or bruising at the injection site. Occasionally, minor drooping of the nearby eyelid or eyebrow will occur as a result of weakness in the musculature immediately surrounding the injection site. If the patient can resist pressing on or massaging the injection site, all side effects generally pass within one day.
But the fifth and most amazing thing about BOTOX that makes it stand out is the way it treats wrinkles of the face and “chronic frown.” Rather than trying to hide or obscure wrinkles, BOTOX de-activates the muscles that cause the wrinkles themselves.
It’s important to understand that wrinkles are caused by certain facial expressions. For example, crows feet are the result of smiling with one’s mouth open. Forehead wrinkles are caused by excessive eyebrow raising, et cetera. BOTOX deactivates the muscles that allow these expressions to affect the corners of your eyes, your forehead, et cetera. And it does it without inhibiting your face’s ability to naturally react.
Once the muscles are deactivated, the lack of complete facial movement instantly starts to reduce the appearance of the wrinkles. After a few treatments, these muscles start to reduce in size (atrophy), creating an even more pronounced result.
All of these reasons are why BOTOX is one of the most popular anti-aging procedures in the world, and why it can help you have the clearer, softer, younger-looking skin you want.
Results are apparent after one treatment, but after a few treatments, the muscles