Facial expressions communicate our feelings to others, but they can also create lines and wrinkles on the skin. With facial muscles always pulling on the skin, lines and wrinkles continue to develop. Botox® allows your skin to relax, letting lines and wrinkles become smoother.
How Does Botox® Work?
Botox® contains botulinum toxin. While you may hear it referred to as a neurotoxin, Botox® is very safe and has been used for cosmetic treatments since 2002. When injected, Botox® reaches the muscles under the skin. Nerves cause muscles to contract, so Botox® stops these nerves from sending signals. The muscles relax and stop pulling on the skin. Botox® can treat lines and wrinkles that form on the forehead and between the brows, around the eyes, and around the mouth.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?
If you have expression lines and wrinkles or want to prevent them from developing, you may be a good candidate for Botox®. Because the effect only lasts a few months, your facial nerves and muscles will return to normal if you stop using Botox®. If you have ever had a reaction to botulinum toxin, this will not be the right treatment for you. For most other people, Botox® offers one of the safest and most effective ways to reduce expression lines and wrinkles.
Botox® vs. Dysport®
Dysport® is a newer version of the botulinum toxin that works much like Botox®. Some slight differences in the formula can make one more effective than the other for certain applications. For example, Dysport® tends to spread out more from the point of injection, a bonus when treating a large area but not when the site requires precise control. Dysport® takes action in two to five days, while Botox® works in four to seven days.
Botox® vs. Fillers
Botox® and dermal fillers can both treat lines and wrinkles. Both provide a temporary smoothing of the area, but they work very differently. Dermal fillers add volume, correcting wrinkles in places where the skin has loosened due to volume loss. Botox® cannot treat wrinkles caused by sagging since it works on muscles and nerves. Botox® works for expression lines, while dermal fillers replace lost volume to fill out wrinkles.
What Results Can I Expect From Botox®?
You will see your results from Botox® appear in four to seven days, and these results should last three to four months. To maintain your wrinkle-free appearance, you can schedule ongoing treatments, so your Botox® keeps working.
Is There Any Downtime with Botox®?
You can go back to all your usual activities after Botox®. You may see some redness or minor bruises near the injection sites, but this will fade away quickly. All you need to do is wait a few days for your lines and wrinkles to start disappearing.
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Take the Next Step
Are you ready to try Botox®? It’s time for you to take the next step by scheduling a consultation with the expert staff at Juvanew Medspa. They are located in Rockwall, TX where they serve Dallas, Heath, Garland, Greenville, and Royse City. Call (214) 771-4611 or fill out and submit the form on this page.