The idea of undergoing an invasive procedure in order to minimize lines and wrinkles is not appealing to a lot of people. In addition to the higher costs, lifts and implants often require patients to take weeks off of work and their other daily activities. What these patients might not realize is that BOTOX® injections could help them meet their cosmetic goals with absolutely no downtime.
Treating the Root Causes of Wrinkles
There are actually quite a few factors that determine where and when we develop wrinkles. For some people, wrinkles are the result of lost facial volume, sun damage and a lack of collagen. When it comes to deeper lines, however, it is actually the facial muscles that are the most probable culprit. Many of our muscles only contract when we want them to tighten. BOTOX® works to treat the wrinkles that occur when you make certain facial expressions, like when you smile or frown.
The History of BOTOX®
BOTOX® has actually been studied by researchers for many years. As time went on, scientists began to realize that the main ingredient was quite safe as long as it was injected. Doctors used it to treat muscle disorders that caused involuntary contractions, but they found that wrinkles near the treatment sites actually faded over time. By 2002, BOTOX® was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use and quickly became one of the most popular injectables in the world.
BOTOX® is often called the “lunchtime facelift” because it can be carried out in just 20 or 30 minutes. Patients require absolutely no preparations other than cleaning their skin. Our specialist will then inject the BOTOX® directly into the muscles that control your face and forehead. Most patients do not require anesthesia. You might begin to notice changes to your wrinkles within 48 hours, but the final results will not become apparent for at least five days.
Look as Young as You Feel
Deep lines and wrinkles often make us look much older than we really are. These cosmetic issues might not be dangerous, but many patients will become unhappy with their appearance and the state of their skin. If this sounds like your own situation, then BOTOX® could be the single best option for smoothing and toning your skin in as little as five days. To determine if you are a candidate for BOTOX®, set up a consultation at Nova Cosmetic Center in Orlando. Our medical team will help you reach your aesthetic goals after evaluating the unique condition of your skin. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment to learn more.