Noticing the appearance of a wrinkle is disheartening. A wrinkle is a reminder of time slipping by – and taking your beautiful youthful appearance with it.
Wrinkles are often very prominent along the forehead and at the corners of the eyes. Many strongly feel that apart from showing signs of aging, wrinkles make the face appear tired and lifeless.
The cosmetic industry is dominated by lotions and treatments that promise to turn back the clock and treat the signs of the aging process. Unfortunately, many of these products cannot follow through on their promises. Botox is a proven solution to wrinkles.
Everyone Has Heard of Botox, But What Is It?
Botox is actually a highly purified form of botulinum toxin. When used in small amounts, it is extremely safe. Botox is the most sought-after non-surgical cosmetic procedure, because its effectiveness has been proven through numerous clinical trials.
The effectiveness of Botox lies in its ability to relax wrinkles. It works best on fine wrinkles that haven’t escalated to moderate or deep furrows.
There are two types of wrinkles: dynamic wrinkles and static wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are the lines that appear during facial movements and then disappear right afterwards. These appear when you smile, squint, and laugh. Dynamic wrinkles are mostly found along the edges of the mouth, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead.
The other type of wrinkles, static wrinkles, were once dynamic wrinkles. Over the years, after repeated facial movements, dynamic wrinkles start to become set in the skin. When they become static wrinkles, they are present even when the face is at rest.
Botox relaxes the contracted muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles so that they don’t become static wrinkles. The injections are delivered directly into the stiffened muscles.
What to Expect from Your First Botox Experience
Many people worry that Botox will make their face look frozen. However, when administered by a trained hand, the results of Botox look very natural. Experts administer Botox conservatively by varying dosage based on the treatment region. For example, a small dosage is administered to the forehead region to retain the natural movement of the eyebrows.
The Botox procedure is quite brief, making it much more convenient than surgical options. During it, injections are administered to marked areas of the face. With each injection, you feel nothing more than a slight prick.
Soon after the treatment, tenderness and minor swelling are common. If there is bruising, it resolves quickly. If you do not take blood-thinning medication like ibuprofen or aspirin two weeks before the scheduled date, bruising can be avoided.
The results of your Botox injections start to show a few days later and improve over the next week. On an average, the relaxed appearance of wrinkles from Botox treatment lasts for around four months.
Contact Our Office and Schedule Your Informative Consultation
At Pūr Skin Clinic, we provide a number of convenient and effective treatments designed to improve the health and appearance of your skin. Restore that youthful look with Botox – contact us today and schedule your consultation. During a consultation, you’ll learn more about Botox and what it can do for your skin.