Are You Ready to Try Botox?
You would have needed to live under a rock for the last decade to not hear about Botox. Millions of people, both men and women, use Botox for a variety of reasons, but mostly to appear more youthful. This quick-fix to lines and wrinkles is immensely popular, but is it the right option for you? Before you schedule your first Botox treatment, it is important to know what Botox can and cannot do to determine if you are a good candidate for this cosmetic injection.
Understanding Botox Treatments
Botox is used for cosmetic procedures to limit muscle movement. The active components in Botox block nerve receptors that signal muscles to contract. By stopping these signals, the lines that are created when you smile, or frown can be softened. This can make you look years younger, even happier and more energetic, depending on the lines that are treated.
It is important to know how Botox works to understand the benefits and limitations. Botox is great for the frown lines or “11” between the brows, or some crow’s feet wrinkles around the eyes. These appear from muscle contractions, so when Botox is placed correctly, it smooths these lines. However, Botox is not a dermal filler or skin enhancement like other cosmetic injectables. It is designed specifically to address muscle movement. If you want to improve skin elasticity, tone or texture, there are other cosmetic options that can be better suited for those results.
If you have lines that you want smoothed, Botox may be the right cosmetic treatment for you. Consult with your local dermatologist who offers Botox injections to learn more about Botox and other professional skin treatments to improve the youthfulness of your skin.
Posted on behalf of:
Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists
141 Lacy Street, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30060