Are you one of the many Americans today who is unhappy with their skin? One of the primary reasons so many of us are tired of what looks back at us in the mirror every day is normal aging, as its effects often leave us with unwanted wrinkles, age lines, and creases where smooth, beautiful skin used to be.
At Dermatology Associates Inc., Dr. Abdel Kader Tal and his patients trust Botox for revitalizing skin and taking years off their faces. That's because Botox has been found to successfully treat wrinkles and the normal effects of aging on our skin for improved confidence and a more pleasing appearance.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox blocks signals from traveling from your nerves to your facial muscles. This means your injected muscles can't contract, causing your wrinkles to relax and smooth out.
Where Is Botox Usually Performed?
Botox is usually applied to wrinkle-friendly areas of the face, including:
- Forehead lines
- Crow's feet
- Frown lines
- Lip lines
- Corners of the mouth and neck
What Is a Botox Procedure Like?
Having a Botox injection is fast, requiring only a few minutes and no anesthesia. Botox is placed into your muscles with a very fine needle, oftentimes pain-free.
Botox typically needs between three and seven days before you begin to see its effects on your skin. Remembering to cease aspirin and anti-inflammatory medication consumption a full two weeks prior to treatment can help reduce bruising on the injected muscles.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Each Botox treatment can last for up to six months. Once your facial muscles start to contract again following this time frame, your age lines will start to return. However, every following treatment will help to permanently reduce the return of your lines and wrinkles as the underlying muscles are slowly trained to relax.