Facial lines and wrinkles are an unfortunate fact of life for all of us. They can be considered unsightly in a culture that so highly prizes youth and beauty. Facial lines might even give you an unintended “angry”, “stressed”, or “anxious” expression. This can lead to misunderstandings and communication blunders.
Lines and wrinkles might be a normal part of aging, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept their unwelcome appearance in your life.
Botox injections have become one of the most popular aesthetic treatments for a reason: Botox is safe, easy, convenient, and most of all, highly effective.
How Botox Injections Work
Every movement you make, including facial expressions, is the result of your brain sending a signal to muscles. These signals are carried by “messengers” called Acetylcholine. When muscles contract repeatedly over time, they cause the skin to crease or fold. This creates the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Botox injections block these Acytylcholine messengers, so that they cannot deliver the signal to your muscles in the treated area. This results in relaxation and smoothing of the muscles, and therefore fewer lines and wrinkles. Botox injections improve the appearance of your complexion, and can even prevent new lines from forming.
Are Botox Injections Safe?
Botox was first invented to treat a variety of medical conditions, including the following:
Strabismus – crossed eyes or a “lazy eye”
Severe Axillary Hyperhidrosis – excessive underarm sweating
Upper Limb Spasticity – stiffness in the muscles of the arms and hands
Spasmodic Torticollis or Dystonia – muscle spasms in the shoulder or neck area
Chronic migraines – when other treatments fail, Botox is often used to treat migraine headaches
Blepharospasm – uncontrollable blinking or twitching of one or both eyes
In addition to these medical applications, Botox is also FDA-approved for cosmetic use.
Side effects are uncommon, and are almost always mild.
Botox injections are the safer alternative to surgery.
Cosmetic surgeries like “face lifts” expose patients to all of the risks commonly associated with surgery: Pain, complications from anesthesia, possibility of infection, a long healing time, inconvenience, and of course, financial expense. Unfortunately, face lifts often aren’t very effective, either.
Botox usually provides superior results, and it’s safer, faster, easier, more affordable, and virtually pain-free.
The process for Botox injections is simple and safe.
If you decide to pursue Botox injections to treat your facial lines and wrinkles, we can perform this procedure in our office. You will make an appointment that fits your schedule, experience about ten minutes of only mild discomfort, and you can return to your regular activities. There is no need to suffer the pain, risk of complications, or inconvenience associated with “going under the knife”.
Is Botox Right for Your Situation?
Botox injections can be used in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and on the outside corners of your eyes to treat lines and wrinkles in those areas.
You will need to repeat the treatments every three to four months, or you could lose the positive effects.
You might have additional concerns about whether Botox injections will work for your situation. Call us at (619) 461-1791 and we will schedule an appointment for a consultation.