Before you even realize it’s happening, facial lines and wrinkles can add years to your appearance. Even efforts to maintain a healthy diet and protect your skin do not always make a difference. Fortunately, there is something you can do about the visible signs of aging without the risks and costs of invasive surgery. BOTOX® cosmetic treatments can help you turn back the hands of time and restore youthfulness to your skin.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a neurotoxin that is derived from a type of bacteria known as botulinum toxin. While it can be harmful in outside situations, it is highly effective when used for approved medical purposes. While it is gaining popularity for use in treating some medical conditions, BOTOX® is most commonly used for cosmetic purposes. When injected into the skin on the face, it temporarily paralyzes the underlying muscles. As a result, wrinkles and other lines on your face will relax, smoothing the skin.
What are the Cosmetic Benefits of BOTOX®?
After being treated with BOTOX® injections, you can expect your results to last between four and six months, reducing the appearance of unwanted lines and wrinkles on your face for a lengthy amount of time. Multiple treatments may be needed in order to maintain results. Many patients also find that their wrinkles become less pronounced over time, as the muscles become accustomed to the relaxed position.
What to Expect During a BOTOX® Treatment
BOTOX® treatments are performed as outpatient procedures. In most cases, an anesthetic is not necessary and sessions are short. The treatment provider will administer small injections using an ultrafine needle with minimal discomfort. After the treatment, you may experience some bruising, swelling, or irritation around the injection sites, which will subside shortly after. Immediately after treatment, it is advised to avoid rubbing treated areas, as the BOTOX® could potentially move and cause facial drooping or weakness. Avoid lying down for at least four hours after your procedure as an added precaution to keep BOTOX® from shifting.
Are You a Candidate for BOTOX®?
If you are unhappy about crow’s feet by your eyes, furrows on your forehead, or lines around your nose, BOTOX® could be exactly what you need. BOTOX® is not recommended for anyone who is pregnant, nursing, has a neurological disorder, severe allergies, or skin disorders.
Contact Us Today
During your consultation at Allure in Hallandale Beach, our medical team will discuss all potential risks and side effects of BOTOX® with you, and the condition of your skin will be assessed along with your health history. If BOTOX® is recommended, you will then be able to schedule your first treatment and discover the cosmetic benefits of BOTOX® for yourself. Contact Allure today to schedule your consultation.