There’s nothing like having a good laugh, smiling from ear to ear, and sometimes even letting out a necessary cry – all emotions can be incredibly satisfying. But after years of making facial expressions that overwork the muscles in your face, you’re bound to develop lines and wrinkles.
But just because years of expressing emotions have made an imprint in your face, doesn’t mean you’re stuck with the imperfections – BOTOX® is an effective solution.
This FDA-approved treatment is unlike a face lift or any other invasive facial rejuvenation procedure. A highly trained professional uses a fine needle to inject BOTOX® into the trouble areas to relax the muscles and contract the fine lines and wrinkles. Did we mention a single treatment only takes minutes and requires no downtime? Plus, results typically become noticeable within 7 to 10 days of your treatment.
As if you weren’t already convinced – BOTOX® can also prevent new wrinkles from surfacing in the future. Let’s take a closer look at how BOTOX® works, and if you make a great candidate:
How does Botox prevent wrinkles?
When you make facial expressions, our nerves release a neurotransmitter chemical, known as acetylcholine. It then binds to receptors to make the muscles contract. BOTOX® works by binding to the acetylcholine receptors, and blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscles. After a muscle has been injected, the nerves still send the signal to the muscle to contract, and the acetylcholine is still released, but is unable to bind to the muscle, resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily prevents contraction of the muscles that cause wrinkles.
BOTOX® is a highly purified toxin that can temporarily erase or reduce horizontal forehead lines, vertical frown lines and crow’s-feet.
“The injections slow muscles that contract hundreds of times a day, eventually etching lines in the skin,” New York plastic surgeon Michael Kane told Allure.
Am I a good candidate for Botox?
Generally, most people between the age of 18 and 65 make great candidates for BOTOX® treatment. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a skin infection, have had facial surgery, have difficulty swallowing, have weak forehead muscles or are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® should not receive wrinkle relaxer injections.
Remember: This treatment can last anywhere from 3 to 6 months, differing from person to person. Age, skin condition, facial structure, diet and past experience with wrinkle relaxers have an effect on how long the treatment lasts.
Are you ready to learn more about BOTOX® and take the next step to become your best self? Don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our professional consultants with any comments or questions. If you’re ready to make the commitment and enhance your features, schedule your free consultation today.