Botox is a non-surgical, anti-aging injectable that softens lines and wrinkles caused by muscle activity. The muscles contract due to repeated facial expressions, such as frowning or squinting, and the skin wrinkles in response.
Sometimes called a “relaxing agent,” Botox relaxes the muscles, and this, in turn, allows the wrinkles to smooth. Botox consists of Botulinum toxin, which is a safe substance in the minute doses used in Botox Cosmetic. It has been used for many years to treat muscle spasms, even in children.
For a natural-looking result, your injector must be well-trained and experienced. For this reason, only trust Botox injections at a physician’s office.
What can Botox correct?
• Smooth vertical frown lines – the “11” between the eyebrows
• Soften horizontal forehead wrinkles
• Improve crow’s feet and other lines around the eyes
What happens during Botox Injections?
Botox is a quick outpatient procedure that involves a few injections in the face made with a fine needle. A topical anesthetic cream can be applied beforehand.
What can you expect after Botox injections?
No down time is needed after Botox injections; you could even schedule your appointment during your lunch hour.
A few patients experience slight bruising at the injection sites, but it is usually minor and resolves quickly.
Botox injections last about 4 months, so they must be repeated several times a year in order to prevent the wrinkles from returning. Many patients consider Botox to be part of their regular beauty regimen.
Is Botox right for you?
If you want to look younger without surgery, Botox might be a good option for you. It only works on wrinkles caused by muscle activity, however, so some patients also get injectable fillers for other lines and wrinkles that are caused by lost volume in the face.
Botox Cosmetic for Men – What, Why, Where
Top 5 Myths about Men and Botox:
- You’ll look like you had work done
- Takes too much time
- Only for women
- New and untested
- For your lips
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