What is Botox?
Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment available today. Patients love that the injections help them look younger by smoothing some of the most common wrinkles that appear with age. To understand the way that Botox works, you must first understand how your wrinkles form.
Your skin loses its elasticity and hydration with age, making it loose and thin. Each time you move your muscles to make a facial expression, your skin folds accordingly.
When your skin is no longer able to bounce back to its original shape, permanent wrinkles form on your face. Botox smooths your wrinkles by blocking the nerve signals that tell these muscles to contract.
Do the results of Botox look natural?
You may have heard some jokes or anecdotes about Botox making people look frozen or plastic. Thankfully, this isn’t the case when your provider follows the proper technique.
Susan expertly places your Botox injections to be sure that they resolve your wrinkles but don’t interfere with your ability to express yourself. She frequently recommends Botox for these common wrinkle types:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Marionette lines
- Chin dimpling
After your injections, it won’t be glaringly obvious that you’ve had work done on your face. You’ll look subtly younger with less noticeable wrinkles and lines.
How long do the results of Botox last?
When you first get your injections, you can expect to wait 24-72 hours before you see the full effect. They aren’t permanent, but you’ll enjoy your renewed appearance for up to six months.
If you’re satisfied and want to continue looking great, you can book additional injections to maintain your results once they wear off.
What are the side effects of Botox?
As long as a trained professional like Susan administers your injections, Botox is perfectly safe. You have a much lower risk of complications when choosing Botox over cosmetic surgery, but you may experience a few side effects after your treatment.
These common side effects are usually mild and no cause for concern:
- Dry mouth
Susan will go into detail with you about these and other rare potential complications before your appointment.
Botox keeps increasing in popularity as men and women discover renewed confidence with fewer wrinkles. To find out if you’re a candidate for cosmetic Botox injections, call Rejuvenicity or book your consultation online today.