What Are the Benefits of Botox Injections?
Botox can minimize the effects of wrinkles that are caused by facial movements over time. Botox injections are shots that use a toxin to temporarily paralyze a muscle. These shots are frequently used to reduce wrinkles on the face. Let us help you achieve your beautification goals today! Contact us or schedule an appointment online for more information. We have convenient locations to serve you in Frisco TX, and Plano TX.
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Is Botox good for your face?
What are the long-term benefits of Botox?
How long does Botox last?
Who is a good candidate for Botox?
A Botox shot blocks certain chemicals sent from nerves that trigger muscle contractions. Injections of these substances are most commonly used to relax facial muscles that cause frown lines and wrinkles. Botox temporarily disables facial muscles that cause wrinkles, including wrinkles around your eyes, crow’s feet, and frown lines between your eyebrows. By directly blocking the facial nerves that tell your muscles to contract, Botox is able to achieve this.
The injection basically paralyzes the muscle, thereby reducing so-called “dynamic wrinkles” (wrinkles that appear only when muscles contract). It is for this reason that Botox works so well on wrinkles around the mouth, cheeks, and corners of the eyes (apparent when we smile or frown).
Our skin loses elasticity as we age, and a permanent crease can sometimes develop even when the muscle is relaxed. It may be possible to soften these deep creases with Botox, although it cannot erase them completely.
The muscles in your face will become trained to make wrinkle-forming expressions less aggressively after years of Botox treatment. As you get used to feeling less movement in your forehead after the neurotoxin, you will remain more aware of your movements when the toxin wears off. Over time, you might need less and less Botox maintenance after years of use. When you use Botox regularly and appropriately, your muscles become less strong, and you may not need it as much or as frequently.
It is common for people to worry that their faces will become dramatically wrinkled once they stop using Botox. If you choose not to continue, those muscles staying out of use will delay the aging process; Botox slows wrinkles’ formation by reducing movement when injected. Accordingly, your skin won’t develop lines overnight to make up for lost time-you’ll still look younger when compared to your age, depending on how long you’ve used Botox.
Once the neurotoxin wears off, the nerves will once again be able to send signals to the muscles to start working. Botox usually lasts between 3 and 4 months.
It may last longer for some patients, in the 4–6-month range, or shorter, in the 2-month range. Initially, first-timers may notice that it might not last as long, but after the second treatment, it may last longer. The results may differ from person to person, as everyone has a unique experience.
You should seek treatment as soon as you notice your wrinkles or fine lines reappearing if you want to maintain your youthful appearance. Additionally, by practicing good skin care techniques and lifestyle decisions you may be able to put yourself in the best position to experience Botox benefits for longer. Staff at Elite Derma will provide patients with tips on how to maximize their results.
The benefits and risks of Botox should be discussed with a licensed medical practitioner before getting the treatment. Botox may also be recommended by a licensed practitioner if he or she feels the patient is a good candidate. Candidates for Botox should be at least 18 years old, physically healthy, not pregnant or nursing, and free of neuromuscular diseases such as myasthenia gravis and multiple sclerosis.
Botox is most typically used to improve the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. A person’s face gets wrinkled as a result of muscle contractions when making natural movements. A person’s dynamic wrinkles are those that appear as a result of smiling, frowning, crying, or laughing. As a result of loss of volume or other skin deficiencies, static wrinkles may appear on the face regardless of movements. Botox may be used as part of a treatment for static wrinkles however, it is most effective for dynamic wrinkles.
Anyone who believes that Botox could help with a cosmetic concern should consult with one of our professionals. Contact us for more information or book your appointment online. We serve clients from Frisco TX, Plano TX, McKinney TX, Allen TX, Richardson TX, Coppell TX, Flower Mound TX, Dallas TX, and surrounding cities.
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