Botox is a neurotoxin that is injected into the skin to help reduce wrinkles and give a more youthful appearance. It is often used in the face, but can also be used on other parts of the body.
Botox is a type of injectable neuromodulator containing Botulinum toxin type A. This is a bacteria that inhibits nerve signals to the muscle temporarily. Among the neuromodulators available are Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau.
Botox works by paralyzing the muscles that it is injected into. This can help to reduce wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause them. It can also help to prevent new wrinkles from forming.
It is most often used on the forehead, around the eyes, and in the neck area. It can also be used to treat conditions like excessive sweating. Some areas that it can help with include:
- Frown Lines
- Forehead Lines
- Crow’s Feet
- Eyebrow Lift
- Nose Wrinkles
- Mouth Frown
- Gummy Smile
- Chin Pucker
- Neck Bands
- Masseter Muscles (Clenching & Grinding)
Botox is a safe and effective treatment that can help you look younger and more refreshed.
Am I A Good Candidate for Botox?
You prove to be a good candidate for these anti-aging injections if:
- You have crow’s feet around your eyes
- You have noticeable wrinkles/fine lines on your forehead
- You have stubborn frown lines
- You want to look younger without surgery
How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?
A botox treatment typically takes about 15-20 minutes to perform. Topical creams are used to help numb the skin that is being treated. The cream contains a local anesthetic which helps with sensitivity as well as icing the area. The combination of these, combined with a gentle, experienced touch, creates a positive and comforting environment.
How Botox in Vancouver Helps With Anti-Aging
You contract your facial muscles when you frown, smile, or furrow your brow. This causes the skin to wrinkle repeatedly. Skin becomes less elastic with age, recoiling about 30 percent less at 70 than at 20. This can result in permanent lines.
Researchers found that when botox’s effects were at its peak, it increased elasticity by 30 percent. Botox may also prevent the formation of wrinkles by making the skin more elastic.
When the overactive muscles are injected with small quantities of botox, the overlying skin becomes smoothed and wrinkles are reduced. Effects typically last around 3-6 months.
Side Effects To Watch Out For
Botox injections are relatively painless and have few side effects. The potential side effects from botox can include bruising or swelling, drooping and asymmetry. However, the swelling or bruising goes away quickly. Headaches and nausea can also occur. When you receive botox, avoid lying down right away, rubbing the treated area, or doing activities that would require your head to be in an unconventional position.
Botox will feel funny at first. Botox affects the way your facial muscles move and will feel funny when you aren’t able to make a certain facial expression. Before your body adjusts to the botox, you might experience a super-tight feeling. You may experience eyelid droop or other problems if the botox is placed in the wrong place in your face.
In addition, you should always ask how many units you will receive. Ask your plastic surgeon how many units he or she recommends. Even though there is no magic number, if you know your starting point, you can tailor future appointments.
Although Botox will yield visible results, it won’t change your facial appearance radically. The muscles become more relaxed so that you look more youthful. The goal is to look and appear refreshed while maintaining a natural look.
You can expect to see the results of your Botox injection within 3-7 days. Botox treatments last for about 3-6 months depending on one’s metabolism. You will need to get injections every few months to maintain the results.
A neurotoxin called Botox is injected into the skin to reduce wrinkles and make the skin appear younger. Although it is commonly used on the face, it can also be used on other parts of the body.
Botox can actually be used for other things other than ridding of wrinkles. The most popular applications for Botox are treatments for:
- Teeth grinding
- Chronic pain in the neck and TMJ
- Excessive sweating in the underarms
If you’re struggling with your skin and are considering botox to treat any of these conditions, then contact us today for a consultation. We will answer any of your questions that you may have and will guide you down the right path for what you’re looking for.