With new advances in cosmetic treatments and procedures, it is common to choose new, modernized techniques to improve your appearance. However, some people still prefer the classic, time-tested skin rejuvenation treatments, such as BOTOX® cosmetic.
What Is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a cosmetic injection that effectively treats wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily blocking nerve receptors and relaxing the muscles in treated areas. BOTOX® is a solution derived from the botulinum toxin that has been safely used for cosmetic purposes for more than 50 years.
How BOTOX® Works
Wrinkles can be caused by a variety of factors, including repeated facial expressions, the natural aging process, and collagen depletion. Repeated squinting can also generate fine wrinkles that are commonly referred to as crow’s feet. BOTOX® reduces the appearance of these wrinkles by targeting the underlying muscle activity that causes the crow’s feet and frown lines to appear. BOTOX® is injected directly into the muscles of treated areas, temporarily ceasing the muscle activity and resulting in smoother, tighter skin.
Cosmetic Benefits of BOTOX®
BOTOX® has several cosmetic benefits, such as achieving an improved complexion without undergoing surgery. BOTOX® is FDA-approved to improve wrinkles and make the face look less tired by lifting the brow. This promotes a more youthful, alert appearance.
One of the biggest questions associated with BOTOX® is how long the results will last. Typically, patients begin noticing results within 24 to 48 hours. The maximum effects usually become visible at about 30 days, but the timeframe and extent vary from patient to patient. With repeated treatments, the muscles can be “trained” to remain relaxed for longer results.
Side Effects Of BOTOX®
Individuals who receive BOTOX® can experience minor, temporary side effects such as bruising, swelling, or pain at the injection site. It is often advised not to massage or rub treated areas directly after treatment, as this can cause the BOTOX® to move and lead to more extensive adverse effects such as facial drooping and weakness.
Contact Us Today
If you’re interested in optimizing your facial profile without extensive surgery, BOTOX® may be a good option for you. At About Face Medical Aesthetics in Stratham, we offer BOTOX® and other aesthetic services to help you get the results you want. Our medical team will work with you to determine the most effective treatment plan for your individual needs. Contact About Face Medical Aesthetics today to schedule your consultation.