Botox has been popular in the cosmetic industry for quite some time now. It is mostly used for resolving wrinkles on the face, but there’s a lot more you can expect from a Botox procedure. This FDA-approved miracle cosmetic treatment can also work to treat excessive sweating, as well as help patients who experience consistent migraines.

Botox is trusted by millions across the globe for treating fine lines. If you are noticing unwanted wrinkles, it is time to consult a cosmetic surgeon for a Botox procedure.

How Does Botox Work on Wrinkles?

Botox relaxes contracted muscles to smooth out wrinkles on the face. Botox treats the dynamic – or temporary – wrinkles caused by recurring muscle movement by weakening the muscles for a time. This reduces age lines and prevents the formation of future wrinkles, making your skin appear more youthful. But how does this happen?

Botox contains botulinum toxin, which possesses muscle-tissue-relaxing properties. Since Botox is the purified form of the toxin, there is no risk of botulism if it is used in the right manner. To sum up, Botox resolves hyperactivity of facial muscles, thus making the wrinkles disappear.

Is Botox Right for You?

You can get a Botox treatment if you:

  • Are trying to get rid of the vertical wrinkles between your eyebrows
  • Are seeing horizontal lines on the bridge of your nose and forehead
  • Have wrinkles around your eyes
  • Want to eliminate chin wrinkles

Botox has become an integral cosmetic procedure, but if you are allergic to neurotoxins, it is best to consult your physician before the procedure.

The Procedure

The procedure can be carried out in a clinical facility under the supervision of an experienced cosmetic surgeon. First, your cosmetic surgeon will mark the targeted areas and may apply a topical numbing cream or administer local anesthesia. Then, they will inject the area with Botox using a very thin needle.

The procedure is quick and generally takes less than half an hour. You may experience redness, pain at the injection site, and/or bruising, but these mild side effects are temporary. You will see the maximum results of Botox within seven to ten days after treatment, and the results can last up to four months.

After Your Botox Treatment

After your Botox procedure, you will be able to return to work and continue your typical routine with no downtime. It is recommended that you stay out of the sunlight after treatment.

Scheduling Your Botox Consultation

While wrinkles are like any other typical feature of your face, their early appearance may make you look older and even tired. Botox is an ideal solution for those experiencing unwanted fine lines and wrinkles.

To find out more about Botox and what it can do for you, schedule a consultation with our office. Dr. Andrew Compton, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, will be happy to let you know if Botox is the right procedure for you. You will be able to view before-and-after photos and ask any questions you may have regarding the treatment.