The more we age, the more we notice how prominent wrinkles start to become on our faces. These wrinkles begin to become deep-set due to the way our muscles contract and move as we express ourselves. This can be frustrating and impact the way we feel about ourselves. While this is an unfortunate side effect of aging, there are solutions for it. Botox® Cosmetic offers a product that can be injected into your skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face.
What Is Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetics is an FDA-approved treatment designed to temporarily lessen the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. This treatment creates stunning results that appear within just three to five days. The maximum results will be apparent at around two months, but the effects can last for up to three or four months. It is safe, comfortable, and easily customizable to treat your needs.
Our providers are highly experienced in conducting this procedure and will ensure you get the most natural-looking results possible. Some of the common side effects are bruising minor swelling and possible headache. These are mostly caused by the needle and not the actual medication, so having a qualified doctor perform the procedure will result in less uncomfortable side effects.
How Does Botox® Work?
As we age, our skin creases and forms lasting wrinkles on our faces. To combat this, Botox® Cosmetics temporarily relaxes those facial muscles that cause wrinkles. This is made possible because the substance targets the nervous system and causes the muscles to contract less. Therefore, Botox® Cosmetics is able to reduce the look of existing wrinkles as well as prohibit the formation of them in the future. This solution is temporary, so it’s important to visit Gilpin Facial Plastics & Aesthetics once you begin to notice the effects are starting to wear off.
What Are the Benefits of Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetics is most commonly used to reduce the look of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. It can also be used to raise the eyebrows, correct “bunny lines” of the nose, soften lip lines, raise a downturned mouth crease, the correct rippling of the chin, and relax the vertical central muscle bands of the neck. Additionally, this procedure takes very little time to complete and the downtime is limited to just about four hours following the treatment. During this time, it is recommended that you refrain from lying down or working out.
The best part about Botox® injections is that they are safe and effective. Our providers will use their expertise to target your areas of concern and make sure that you are relaxed and comfortable during the procedure.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Botox®?
If you’re looking to combat physical signs of aging, especially that in the form of fine lines and wrinkles, you may be good candidates for Botox®. The treatment is quick and easy, giving patients the ability to immediately resume their daily activities once it’s complete. It is important to remember that Botox® is a temporary solution, so in order to get the best results, most treatments are done every three to four months based on your individual needs.
Schedule a Consultation
The best way to find out if Botox® is right for you is by scheduling a consultation. Call Gilpin Facial Plastics & Aesthetics at (615) 551-9823 or request an appointment through our online form.