If you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see due to the telltale signs of aging on your face, you are not alone. Countless people are turning to cosmetic treatments to help eliminate the signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines.
BOTOX® is derived from a purified protein solution. It can temporarily relax muscles and thus smooth out wrinkles. BOTOX® can also be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including overactive bladder, eye muscle disorders and excessive sweating.
BOTOX® can be used by itself or it can be administered in conjunction with cosmetic procedures, such as facelifts. The FDA has approved its use for people between the ages of 18 and 65. This injectable only affects muscle nerves, not nerves associated with sensation. That means that getting BOTOX® injections won’t cause a loss of feeling in the treatment area.
Patients generally start to see improvements within a few days, and the effects can last for four months. Even after the wrinkles return, though, they are generally less visible than they had been before the treatment.
BOTOX® is administered by injection, and a treatment session typically takes around 10 to 20 minutes. The injections are non-invasive, and they are typically performed in our office. There is no recovery time needed, and the patient can immediately go about their business after receiving the injections. Someone could even come into our office on their lunch break and then head right back to work. This treatment is incredibly convenient.
While BOTOX® has a number of medical uses, most people get the injections to smooth out their facial wrinkles, including crows’ feet, forehead lines and frown lines. BOTOX® can even be used to contour jaws.
The best candidates for BOTOX® are of the appropriate age and have realistic expectations about what the treatment can do for them. Good candidates are also in generally good health overall. This treatment works best for individuals with fine lines and wrinkles that occur when they make certain facial expressions, such as smiling or frowning.
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for BOTOX® is to set up a consultation at Laser Health Works, with locations in Barrie and Midland. Our team of highly qualified experts will be happy to address your questions and concerns as they determine if this injectable is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.