You are young at heart, but you have been finding that your face does not agree. It seems that you have started to lose the battle that is causing your skin to show fine lines and wrinkles. You have tried all the creams and latest home remedies, but nothing seems to reverse the signs of aging that are making their presence felt in your skin. After searching high and low for a solution, you were about to throw in the towel when a friend of yours mentioned that BOTOX® might be helpful in your situation. But what exactly is it?
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is the commercial name for a purified protein solution. When it is injected under the skin and into the target facial muscles, it serves as an agent that blocks the signal between nerves and the muscles they aim to contract. When the muscles are unable to contract, they will remain in a relaxed state. Being unable to contract also makes these muscles unable to cause wrinkling in areas like your forehead. The skin over the relaxed muscles softens into a smoother surface. BOTOX® can also be used to improve crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines, and even neck bands.
Can Anyone Use BOTOX®?
BOTOX® can be used by most people; however, there are some people who should not use it, as is the case with virtually all medical treatments. Before you receive the injections, there are some things you need to first take into consideration. For example, it’s important to understand that it typically takes days for the full results to become apparent. Having realistic expectations regarding these matters is crucial.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The effects of BOTOX® can vary some from one individual to the next. However, you can expect to experience the effects of the treatment for multiple months at a time before repeat injections are necessary.
To really get started with BOTOX®, make an appointment at Smith Facial Plastics in Gahanna. Learn more about the treatment and whether or not it is right for you. Contact our office today to book your consultation!