Tired of looking in the mirror and seeing crow’s feet, frown lines, and other fine lines? These signs of aging show up on every face eventually. Fortunately, there’s a treatment that can help. Laser Health Works in Barrie, Ontario can help you banish fine lines for months at a time with Botox treatments. Botox is a fast, safe, and effective treatment that has proven highly successful for our patients.
What Is Botox?
Botox contains an ingredient that relaxes the muscles, smoothing away existing wrinkles and preventing new ones from forming. It is administered through a series of fine injections near the facial lines you are seeking treatment for. The treatment, which usually takes anywhere from 3 to 7 days to take effect, leaves the face looking younger and more refreshed. The results last for 3 to 6 months, and many patients opt for repeat injections to maintain their look.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Botox?
Botox is a great option for both male and female patients who have healthy skin that’s beginning to age. Patients who want to be proactive about wrinkle prevention, who can’t afford a lot of downtime, and who have only mild to moderate signs of aging are among those for whom Botox may work well.
Your Skin Is Healthy
The ideal Botox patient has healthy, maturing skin that is free of infection. It’s best if the patient is also in overall good health. Botox is a medical treatment, and, as with most medical treatments, healthier patients are more likely to experience a successful outcome.
You Want to Be Proactive About Treating Aging Skin
It’s not unusual for patients in their late 20s and early 30s who are just beginning to notice signs of aging to seek out Botox treatments. These patients, who want to take a proactive approach to wrinkle prevention, often incorporate regular Botox treatments into their skincare regimen.
You Can’t Afford a Lot of Down Time
One of the many advantages of Botox is that it doesn’t require any down time. These non-invasive treatments can usually be performed in less than 30 minutes and don’t require anesthesia. Some patients schedule treatments for their lunch hour and head right back to work afterward. If you’re looking for a treatment that will yield noticeable results but won’t require days off of work, Botox is a great option.
You Have Only Mild to Moderate Signs of Aging
Botox is only effective on the fine lines that are visible when you’re squinting, smiling broadly, grimacing, or making other facial expressions. These so-called dynamic lines or wrinkles are not visible when the face is at rest. If you have deeper wrinkles that are visible even when your face is at rest, your medical provider may recommend a treatment for you other than Botox.
You’re Between the Age of 18 and 65
Botox is most effective in patients between the age of 18 and 65. Patients who are younger than 18 rarely need Botox treatments because they usually have not developed dynamic wrinkles. And if they have developed dynamic wrinkles at that age, it’s possible there is a separate underlying medical condition that should be examined.
You Don’t Want Something Permanent
Because Botox lasts between 3 and 6 months, it’s a great option for patients who don’t want a treatment that is permanent. In the unlikely event that you’re not pleased with the results, or if you ultimately decide to pursue another form of treatment, all you need to do is wait for the Botox to wear off.
Botox will temporarily ease crow’s feet, frown lines, furrowed brows, and other fine lines, giving the face a relaxed and refreshed look. But Botox won’t make you look 25 again. If you’re looking for a more aggressive rejuvenation, speak with your health care provider to see if another treatment is more suitable.
You Have Other Cosmetic Issues Botox Can Address
Botox can do more than relax lines and wrinkles. It can also be used by a medical professional to sculpt a patient’s jawline or treat a gummy smile, which is a smile that reveals too much of the gumline.
You’re Not Pregnant, or Breastfeeding
Botox can be successfully administered on a wide range of patients, and there are only a few conditions in which it can’t be offered. Botox is not suitable for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or who are allergic to the injectable.
What Should I Expect in a Treatment?
We’ll first schedule a consultation, where we’ll review your medical history and your cosmetic concerns. We’ll also work with you during the consultation to determine if Botox treatments are a good option for you.
When you return for your treatment, we’ll mark the treatment area and then cleanse it. Depending on the size of the treatment area, we may perform 2 or 3 injections. Most patients are surprised at how quick and easy the treatment is. We take a natural approach to the injections and aim to give patients results they can see without making them look like they’ve had work done.
If you’re looking for a fast, effective, and non-invasive way to treat fine lines on your face, Botox could be the perfect solution for you. Take the first step toward your new and refreshed look by calling Laser Health Works in Barrie, Ontario to schedule a consultation today.