By now, almost everyone has heard of BOTOX. It has become a household name due to its effectiveness. This safe treatment has been used in 96 countries to treat both fine lines and wrinkles. Many people are turning to this treatment to turn back the hands of time and rejuvenate their face.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
Repeated muscle contractions can cause fine lines and wrinkles as we age. Both exposure to the sun and a natural reduction of collagen production means our skin can’t “bounce back” like it used to. Some of the expressions we make with our faces, such as frowning, laughing, smiling, and squinting, can cause dynamic wrinkles to form and stick around. BOTOX injections works by temporarily reducing the amount of muscle activity in the targeted area. This gives the skin a chance to relax.
This quick and simple treatment can often be done in as little as 15 minutes. It happens right in the office. Before treatment, patients are encouraged to avoid alcohol and anti-inflammatory medications for a week. This helps reduce the risk of bruising at the injection sites. Improvements can be expected in as little as 24-48 hours. The treatment, while effective, is not considered to be permanent. Repeat injections will be needed in roughly 4 months to maintain results. Without follow-up treatments, muscle activity will return to normal and the fine lines and wrinkles will reappear.
Why Choose BOTOX®?
If you are seeking a way to rejuvenate your face, BOTOX® can be a great option for crow’s feet, forehead lines, and laugh lines. Due to the way it works, it is not considered an ideal treatment for wrinkles that have been caused by gravity or damage caused by the sun.
There are many reasons that this treatment is so popular, including:
- The sessions are quick and easy
- It is a safe and FDA-approved treatment
- There is no downtime after your appointment
- It makes a dramatic improvement on the forehead, in between the eyes, or around the mouth
Who Is a Candidate?
This treatment is ideal for anyone looking to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. Although it used to be thought of as something that only older women did, an increasing number of men and women in their 30s and 40s are taking advantage of what BOTOX® can do for them. We often seen patients who are in their 20s but are looking to use this treatment as a preventative measure.
Are you ready to experience what BOTOX® can do for you? Our friendly and knowledgeable staff at Orchidia Medical Group would be happy to answer your questions. We are conveniently located in Naples, FL. Contact us today to schedule your personalized consultation!