BOTOX®, which is botulinum toxin in its purest form, works to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles by blocking key nerve impulses that cause muscle contractions that trigger wrinkles. Research shows that women who start treatment in their early 30s develop much fewer wrinkles than those who naturally age. Besides treating fine lines and wrinkles, it has also been shown to decrease armpit sweat and treat chronic migraine headaches as well. Once you know its wide range of benefits and uses, you will see why it is the number one cosmetic-enhancing procedure performed in the U.S. today.
How BOTOX® Works
BOTOX® blocks the signal transmission from the muscles to the nerves. The treatment is usually done on the face, where it is injected into the muscles. Once injected, the muscles are unable to contract, in the process softening and relaxing the wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Wrinkles caused by harsh rays of the sun in addition to gravity, not aging, generally do not respond well to BOTOX®, so keep that in mind.
Primary Benefits of Using BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatments
It is a non-surgical, non-invasive solution to wrinkles and fine lines.
Many women and men can now experience the ideal complexion without having complicated surgery in order to look years younger. BOTOX® is a minimally to non-invasive procedure that erases wrinkles around the mouth, forehead, and even neck.
BOTOX® has the ability to lift the brow.
For many people, their brows can start to droop or sag as they grow older. BOTOX® can lift the brow area and restore it to its original position, making the face look refreshed, less tired, and more youthful overall.
BOTOX® treatments can help excess sweating.
For many women and men, excess armpit sweat is embarrassing and something they are faced with every day. By targeting the areas of excessive sweating, BOTOX® can treat this awkward issue by decreasing the amount of sweat generated.
BOTOX® and Your Skin
Ongoing research reveals that BOTOX® may be doing much more than just paralyzing the muscles in the face in order to restore the youthful look many want to achieve. The latest research now shows that the revolutionary treatment can also potentially turn back the hands of time on skin itself, meaning it is the skin to recoil and stretch. Treatments appear to encourage the production of collagen and elastin, a key pair of proteins that are responsible for making skin flexible, firm, and tight.
If you think you are a right candidate for BOTOX® or have any questions, contact Athena Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. Our medical team, led by Dr. Avron Lipschitz, will work with you to create a treatment plan that is right for you. Soon you can have that youthful look you always dreamed of having.