Have you noticed lines and wrinkles becoming deeper and more noticeable? Botox® can smooth these wrinkles, so you look younger and more refreshed. However, many people no longer want to wait for lines and wrinkles to appear. Preventative Botox® keeps facial muscles relaxed, so skin stays smooth and even.
What is Botox® (Botulinum Toxin)?
Botox® and similar products use botulinum toxin to calm the activity of your facial muscles. Each facial expression folds and creases the skin, and over time these creases become deeper and more stubborn. Botox® works by interfering with the facial nerves and the signals they send to the muscles. Without signals from the nerve, the muscles can relax and stop creasing the skin. Botox® works around the eyes, across the forehead, between the brows, around the mouth, and many other areas.
The decision when to start Botox® is a personal choice. However, preventative Botox® has become a rapidly growing trend. People who want to keep lines and wrinkles from forming or early signs of wrinkles from getting deeper may start getting Botox® in their 30s or even younger. You may benefit from preventative Botox® as young as 25. If the beginnings of aging bother you, preventative Botox® can help stop them from progressing.
Is Botulinum Toxin Safe?
Botulinum toxin, the active ingredient in Botox®, is FDA-approved to treat lines and wrinkles. It also has numerous medical uses, such as managing muscle spasms and controlling excess sweating. Despite the name, botulinum toxin has no harmful effects on your facial nerves or muscles. It blocks communication between the two, but they return to normal functioning when it wears off.
At Capital Laser & Skin Care, all Botox® injections are performed by our team of board-certified dermatologists. Their extensive training and experience help you achieve the best possible results. Many of the potential side effects of Botox® can be avoided if your injector has a high skill level.
Your Botox® results usually take three days to appear and ten to fourteen days to develop. During this time, the botulinum toxin reaches the nerves and stops them from sending signals to the target muscles. Lines and wrinkles will start to become smoother and less noticeable. Your results will last four to five months.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?
Most people can have Botox® safely. You may be a good candidate if you want to treat or prevent lines and wrinkles. If you are pregnant or have certain medical conditions, you may not be eligible for Botox®. Talk to your Capital Laser & Skin Care dermatologist about your medical history and concerns.
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