Are You Concerned About Wrinkles? Three Reasons Why Botox May be Your Solution to a More Youthful Appearance
Botox is without a doubt one of the most popular anti-aging treatments performed. In fact, since 2002 millions of Botox treatments have been performed worldwide and remain one of the most popular treatments performed when it comes to reducing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, between the brows, and on the forehead. The average person may start to worry about wrinkles in their late twenties or early thirties and while there are many ways to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, Botox remains the gold standard.
If wrinkles are causing you concern, here are three reasons to consider using Botox so you can have a more youthful appearance:
1) Botox is a safe and effective way to reduce wrinkles. The fear of wrinkles is common, but what can be done to prevent them? Botox may be the answer for many people. Botox is a treatment that uses a neurotoxin to smooth out wrinkles. It is a popular treatment and is used by millions of people each year. Wrinkles aren’t born overnight. Throughout the years we make the same facial expressions over and over again, using specific muscles. The skin over those muscles goes along for the ride each time we make an expression, and over time it can look like a road map of our movements. Lucky for you Botox is public enemy #1 for wrinkles. When injected it works to block the nerve signal from reaching the target muscles, preventing them from contracting. When the impulse to move has been reduced or stopped, the muscle relaxes. As the muscle calms, the skin underneath it has room to smooth out those fine lines or wrinkles. Yes, it’s magical…well, we know it’s not magic, but it’s nice to know that Botox makes wrinkles disappear…Poof!
Some commonly treated areas:
- Frown lines
- Marionette lines
- Vertical lip lines
- Smile lines
- Bunny lines
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
Just know that it will take at least one week for full results to be visible and last anywhere between 4 to 6 months.
2) Botox is also used to treat medical conditions, such as migraines and excessive sweating. The FDA has approved Botox for excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis) and can be used “off label” to treat hyperhidrosis in other areas such as the hands and feet. If prescription antiperspirants haven’t worked, and you’re embarrassed or your health is affected by this condition, Botox may be the solution. Botox blocks the nerves that initiate sweat glands therefore you can say goodbye to sweaty hands, feet and underarms. Typically, results are noticeable within 2 to 4 days, with the full effect experienced within 2 weeks. Dryness lasts 4 to 12 months, but studies have found it can last as long as 14 months.
If you’re not sure Botox injections are quite right for you- that’s okay. At Beautique Medical Spa we love to offer numerous options for our clients to reach their ultimate skincare goals. As an alternative to treating your hyperhidrosis with Botox, we also offer – MiraDry. This FDA- approved procedure eliminates sweat glands, resulting in dryness and natural confidence. To learn more about our MiraDry procedure please schedule a complimentary consultation.
In addition to utilizing Botox to treat hyperhidrosis, it is also effective against chronic migraines. In 2010, the FDA permitted the use of botox to treat chronic migraines. Adult migraine sufferers, who meet this criterion, experience at least 15 migraines per month, with more frequent headaches resulting in better-improved outcomes.
Botox is injected around pain points that bring about headaches. It may access the nerves where nerves sending pain exist and reroute the chemical transmissions that can lead to pain. Once treatment takes place, the treatment schedules may vary based on the individual. Most treatment sessions take approximately two to seven days to show. Most patients notice a reduction in their number of headaches by 50%.
So, Botox used to treat hyperhidrosis and migraines may not directly reverse wrinkles, but if you suffer from either of these conditions it can cause you pain, embarrassment, and stress. By using Botox to treat these conditions you will feel better and as a result, feel more relaxed and look more youthful, because when you feel good you know you look good.
3) Botox is a quick, convenient, and non-surgical treatment option. For busy individuals, time is a priority. Injections are effortless and hassle-free, which can get you back to your daily routine because they involve no after-care needs. Depending on the areas requiring attention, you may be certain of a 15-minute treatment. You’ll be in and out feeling refreshed and looking rejuvenated. It’s a temporary and safe alternative to getting a surgical procedure that will cost less, have no recovery time, and be absolutely painless. What’s not to love about Botox Cosmetic and the benefits it brings?
If you are concerned about wrinkles, Botox may be the solution for you. It is a highly effective, safe, and cost-effective treatment option. A Youthful appearance starts with a conversion. There are many treatments and procedures available that can help you look and feel your best and with 20 years of serving our McAllen area community with anti-aging options, we invite you to come in for a consultation. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or to get a second opinion and most importantly, remember that you are in control of your own aging process. At Beautique Medical Spa we’ll work with you to find the best possible anti-aging and skincare solutions to help you reach the outcome you’re looking for. We promise to evaluate all the options and present what we think is the best course of action for you.
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