Do You Need Botox?
Botox is not a drug that many people need.
However, you can opt for it if you desire a healthier and more youthful appearance. Look in the mirror and call us for more information about our Botox treatments if you see any of the following:
- Wrinkles under the eyes
- Forehead lines or wrinkles
- Laugh or frown lines
- Wrinkles or lines that surround the eyes (otherwise called “Crow’s Feet”)
- Marionette lines, or creases surrounding the lips
- Wrinkles or folds between the upper lip and nose
If you find any of the above when you look in a mirror, don’t hesitate to reach out. Schedule your consultation today to experience the magic of Botox.
How Does Botox Help the Skin?
Wrinkles happen due to a combination of reduced skin elasticity and increased facial muscle contraction. Botox works by reducing the tension of the facial muscles.
Botox, or botulinum, does have nerve-paralyzing effects that reduce transmissions between nerves and muscles. However, these effects are extremely controlled and cause no discomfort.
When Botox is introduced to your face, the nerve endings in the surrounding areas become inactive. As a result, the muscles lose their tone and any tension they generate.
Hence, when you opt to get Botox, your facial features regain their line-free appearance due to reduced tension in the facial muscles.
Does Botox Have Severe Adverse Effects?
Very few patients experience any unpleasant side effects of Botox treatments. However, while side effects from Botox are rare, they can occur.
They usually manifest as the following conditions:
- Pain at the injection site
- Misaligned eyebrows
- Minimal drooling
- Headaches or flu-like symptoms
These side effects rarely appear, and when they do, they often go away after a few days.