March 7, 2023 Tags: Botox
The most recent Inaugural ASPS Insights and Trends Report found that Botox treatment continues its 12-year reign as the most sought after minimally invasive procedure by patients. If you want to erase fine lines and wrinkles, here is everything you need to know to help you decide whether Botox injections are right for you.
Botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox, is a purified substance extracted from bacteria. Essentially, it is an extremely diluted neurotoxin that, when injected into the skin, blocks the nerve signals transmitted to the injected muscles. Once injected, the muscles are unable to contract, resulting in them weakening or being temporarily paralyzed. This causes the immediate reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox is most commonly used for diminishing the signs of moderate to severe aging by targeting undesirable facial wrinkles, creases, and fine lines. Wrinkles develop over years of sun exposure, loss of collagen, and making facial expressions. Botox serves as a remedy by erasing frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, and bunny lines.
Recovery time after Botox injections is one of the primary reasons this treatment is so sought after. While facelifts and brow lifts can take weeks to recover from, Botox is an anti-aging procedure with effectively zero downtime and instantaneous results. Botox injections can fit into anyone’s day, making it a wonderful solution for those with an active life.
Simply put, Botox injections tend to last for three to six months, although this varies person to person. After a few short months, the neurotoxin will begin to lose its effect, resulting in muscle relaxation and a return of wrinkles, creases and fine lines. For this reason, it is important to remember that Botox is not an alternative to permanent facial procedures like facelifts.
Interested in Botox injections? Contact Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery to receive a consultation from one of our experts. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about whether Botox is right for you.