Turn Back the Clock on Aging Skin with Botox

Do you have wrinkles and facial grooves that make you look older than you are? Modern medical technology has many solutions. If you don’t want painful plastic surgery, Botox® may be the treatment for you. 

You may have a big celebration coming up and are worried about how your face will appear at the ceremony or in photos. Botox is a great option to give your face a more youthful appearance. 

Botox is the only FDA-approved non-surgical procedure that reduces the effect of crow’s feet (fine lines around the eyes) and furrows between your brows. Botox isn’t a permanent solution for these signs of aging, but it provides a more youthful appearance for several months and may be repeated. 

Why am I getting wrinkles? 

Wrinkles are a normal part of aging, but there are ways to turn back the clock. Your skin contains important proteins called collagen and elastin. When you’re young, your skin produces a plentiful supply of both which keeps the skin smooth, supple, and free of wrinkles. As you age, your body doesn’t produce as much of these proteins so your skin loses the strength to stay in place. 

Aging isn’t the only factor leading to those wrinkles and furrows between your brows; the environment plays a part. If you live in a harsh environment, you may develop premature wrinkles. The sun’s ultraviolet rays produce free radicals (atoms that can destroy cells) that harm the elastin fibers that keep your skin smooth. Cold weather dries out the skin; without enough humidity, your skin loses water rapidly, leading to wrinkles. 

Your natural facial movements also contribute to wrinkling. Just think of the millions of times you smile, frown, and use your facial muscles to eat, drink, and talk. The constant repetition of these movements leads to fine lines, wrinkles, and furrows. 

Botox is the leading non-surgical cosmetic remedy to reduce the effects of fine lines and wrinkles in the U.S. today. Americans love Botox, more than 7.2 million people received Botox injections in 2017. 

How does Botox restore your youthful appearance? 

A Botox injection at the site of key facial muscles shuts down the nerves that signal those muscles to move. It relaxes your facial muscles as well, so between your nerves not sending a signal for the muscle to move and the muscle being relaxed, it limits the muscle movement. 

Physicians believe that Botox may be used as a preventative measure that helps avoid future wrinkles. However, the treatment needs to be repeated to keep the wrinkles at bay. 

What happens at a Botox appointment?

Your trained and certified At Your Leisure Aesthetics provider consults with you about your treatment goals. She shows you before and after photos so that you can form realistic expectations about the effects of Botox.

At the appointment, you’ll lie down on a table and relax. Your provider may ask you to squint, frown, or make another facial expression. This helps guide the exact location where the injection should be administered. 

Your provider then applies a numbing lotion at the site of the injection if you’re concerned about any discomfort. The injections may feel like small pinches. You’ll likely receive a few injections in the targeted area. The procedure takes only a few minutes.  

You may see temporary bumps in the area where you received injections which will disappear in around 30 minutes. Your provider gives you aftercare instructions. Be sure to follow their guidance to avoid complications. You’ll need to stay in an upright position for a minimum of four hours after the procedure. Don’t exercise right away. 

When do I see results?

You’ll see results almost immediately, anywhere from one to three days after your appointment. Botox effects are subtle. You won’t look like you had ‘work’ done, but you’ll look relaxed and your face will have a more youthful appearance. Those wrinkles and furrows are going to be smoothed out and much less prominent. 

Call At Your Leisure Aesthetics or book an appointment online to learn how we can help you turn back the clock on the aging process. Why wait to look a decade younger? 

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