Although the skin loses much of its natural elasticity as people grow older, most facial lines and wrinkles are largely the result of excess tension in the underlying muscles. BOTOX® is a popular cosmetic treatment that allows people to regain smooth and youthful-looking complexions within mere minutes by temporarily relaxing the muscles that are responsible for facial expressions. This product is capable of producing marked improvements in overall facial aesthetics with absolutely no tissue removal or cutting.
Why BOTOX® is So Popular
In addition to being non-invasive, BOTOX® treatments are fast, simple and do not require any extensive recovery time. Most of these procedures can be completed in just minutes and patients are usually able to immediately resume their normal activities. Best of all, given that BOTOX® only produces temporary changes, there is little risk of attaining long-term alterations in facial aesthetics that patients don’t like.
How BOTOX® Works
Each time that a facial expression is made, the underlying muscles tense and contract. Years of making these motions while laughing, smiling or frowning can result in the first and most superficial signs of aging, which are fine lines around the eyes, moderate creasing around the mouth and wrinkles that span across the brow. During your BOTOX® procedure, our provider will assess the location and depth of your facial wrinkles. BOTOX® will then be injected where it will effectively block nerve signals to the muscles responsible for facial expression. As these muscles invariably relax, the surface skin will smooth out and fine lines and wrinkles will disappear.
Once your injections are complete, you will be free to leave and can immediately return to work or engage in any of your other normal activities. Once the BOTOX® starts to take effect, your facial skin will look noticeably younger and smoother. While many people report seeing positive changes within a matter of hours after their injections, continued improvements can be expected over the next several days. BOTOX® injections can last up to six months, and these treatments can be safely repeated multiple times per year.
How to Know if You’re a Good Candidate
This injectable is most effective for treating mild to moderate facial wrinkling around the mouth and eyes and at the brow. Deep and severe facial creasing, such as deep smile lines, are less responsive to this product.
BOTOX® can help your skin look more relaxed, refreshed, and calm. Smith Facial Plastics can provide you with professional skin care and satisfying results. Schedule a consultation today with our practice in Gahanna for youthful, healthy looking skin.