How Botox Works to Overcome the Signs of Aging
When it comes to aging, everyone takes a different stance. Some people embrace the laugh lines and wrinkles and are happy to let the world see them. Other people want to stay as youthful looking as possible and look for minimally invasive ways to do so.
When it comes to smoothing out wrinkles and laugh lines, Botox might be the right choice for you.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a neuromuscular toxin that is injected in small quantities for both cosmetic and medical purposes. When Botox injections are used for cosmetic purposes, they can be injected into the forehead, between the eyebrows, at the corners of the mouth, and along the jawline for contouring. But since each area of the face moves in a different way, the injection technique must be done carefully. If not, the results might not be what you hoped for.
Humans are expressive by nature, so after years of laughing, crying, and raising our eyebrows in surprise, wrinkles eventually appear. In fact, younger people can develop forehead wrinkles prematurely, if they habitually raise their eyebrows.
Botox can smooth forehead wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance by temporarily blocking muscle movement. After injection, results take about five to seven days to appear and last between three to four months.
Between the Brows
Another area that is commonly treated with Botox is the space between the eyebrows. Similar to the forehead, dynamic muscle movement over time, like scowling, can cause permanent wrinkles to appear between the brows. This can make you look tired or even angry, even when you aren’t. Small doses of Botox between the brows quickly erases these lines and provides you with a more relaxed, happier appearance.
Along the Jawline
As you get older, you’ll lose elasticity in your face. As such, you might start to notice the laxity of your jawline, even as early as your thirties. Strategically placed Botox injections along the masseter muscle help define the jawline, giving it a more contoured appearance. Results can last up to four months, sometimes longer with repeat injections at equally spaced intervals.
Botox can help both men and women overcome the signs of aging. The key is finding a reputable injector who is experienced in administering Botox. As tempting as it may be to go with the cheapest option, you may not like the end results. By going to an experienced and certified cosmetic dermatologist or other professional, you can be more assured that you’ll come out looking youthful and revitalized.