Botulinum toxin injection, also known as Botox treatment, is one of the most sought after solutions for unwanted skin issues as a result of aging. For wrinkles and fine lines, it’s highly effective and the results are fast! Let’s discuss how Botox works and why so many people are choosing it to achieve a more youthful look.
Botox Treatment Is Minimally Invasive
Botox is made from a neurotoxin that is produced by produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The small dosage makes it safe for humans in this application. Essentially, Botox injections block the nerve signals that tell muscles to contract. As a result, the face relaxes and unwanted wrinkles appear less visible.
In addition, Botox treatment is non-surgical and minimally invasive. Unlike a surgical facelift, it doesn’t involve any incision or downtime. You can acheive noticeably younger skin without undergoing a major procedure. In a short in-office visit, we perform several injections into areas of the face. You’ll notice a difference almost immediately, and these results can last for 3-6 months. You are free to go back to regular daily activities immediately after the procedure, however we recommend avoiding working out for the first 24 hours.
Most People Can Get Botox
Because of its high safety profile, most people are candidates for Botox treatment should they choose it. There are a few exceptions:
- People with neuromuscular disease
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- People with weak muscles, ptosis, or deep facial scars
To find out if Botox treatments are right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We will take a detailed health history and discuss your goals in order to make treatment recommendations that are safe and effective for you.