If you want to improve your looks, but surgery is out of the question, BOTOX® provides a way to reverse signs of aging. Approved by the FDA for cosmetic use, BOTOX® offers a solution for dynamic wrinkles, the wrinkles that form when you smile, frown, yawn, or laugh. Here are some common questions you may have about this popular cosmetic treatment.
How Does BOTOX® Reverse Signs of Aging?
Dynamic wrinkles occur because the facial muscles lose the elasticity to contract as you get older. BOTOX® works by injecting a special solution that relaxes the facial muscles, blocking the neurotransmitters sent by nerves to the muscle. The nerve still sends the signals, but the neurotransmitters can no longer bind to the muscle.
Some of the most common injection areas are the forehead and around the eyes to erase crow’s feet. Results can last for months before needing another injection session. This treatment will not assist with wrinkles caused by sun damage.
Is BOTOX® Safe?
Using BOTOX® may cause you concern, but it is actually a purified protein solution that is very safe. Since no surgery is involved, you don’t have to be concerned about an allergic reaction from the anesthesia. There is little or no recovery time, so you should be able to return to normal activities the same day.
Studies have revealed it has a low incidence of issues occurring, and some of the clients who experienced problems also had medical conditions that may have caused the adverse reaction. Getting it done by a licensed and experienced professional guarantees you the highest level of safety because they evaluate your overall health condition ahead of time.
Who Can Get This Treatment?
BOTOX® is suggested for clients between 18 and 65 years old. This doesn’t mean those over 65 can’t get it, but the skin at older ages has less elasticity. Candidates under 18 have likely not developed the dynamic wrinkles to need it. You should also not be pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a neuromuscular disease or a skin disorder in the injection area.
BOTOX® can be used to address various dynamic wrinkles across the face. So whether you are dealing with crow’s feet or those “11” lines in between your eyebrows, this product could work for you. Getting BOTOX® injections here at Lasting Skin Solutions gives you an advantage in a competitive world. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Fitchburg and learn more information about this popular treatment!