Causes of Facial Aging and How Botox Can Help
Botox can help combat facial aging. Learn about the benefits of Botox today. We specialize in the most advanced wellness treatments. For more information, call us or book an appointment. We are conveniently located at 107 Edinburgh S. Drive, Suite 215 Cary, NC 27511.
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Botox is one of many treatments available in the world of cosmetic procedures to help with the natural signs of aging. It is a widely known treatment that was made famous a few decades ago, but in an almost negative way, by movie stars and the rich and famous. Botox works by blocking the muscles in the face from being able to contract, which prevents the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and creases. When Botox is overdone, whether by using too much or treating too many areas of the face at a time, the face can appear frozen.
For this reason, it is important to use a knowledgeable professional that is trained and experienced in the administration of Botox to create a smooth complexion, while maintaining the natural look of the face. Botox is primarily used in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and at the corners of the eyes, where wrinkles and lines appear most often as a result of repeated facial movement, particularly frowning and smiling.
With Botox, the face is still able to make these expressions, just without the contraction of the skin across the treated area to cause the formation of wrinkles and creases. Botox can’t get rid of existing creases, however, these can potentially smooth out on their own once the skin isn’t contracting anymore. Having dermal fillers applied to the same area is also a treatment option in conjunction with Botox to smooth out deeper creases. Your anti-aging skin specialists, such as the team at InShape Medical, can let you know your options and provide you with recommendations based on your unique complexion.
Botox is an injectable substance that is injected under the surface of the skin in specific areas to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is made of a toxin that has been approved by the FDA for use as an anti-aging treatment. When injected in the right spots, it will block the signals to the muscles in the face that cause them to contract. Over time, our skin will start to show wrinkles, creases, and fine lines where our skin has contracted repeatedly through movement caused by making different facial expressions.
The common areas where these wrinkles appear are at the corners of our eyes, called crow’s feet, vertically between the eyebrows and horizontally across the forehead. When the muscles can’t contract, the skin doesn’t move and the creases aren’t able to form. It is recommended to limit the use of Botox to only one or two areas of the face, as using it in too many places can cause the face to appear frozen and expressionless, due to the immobility of the different muscles.
When used in the right place, with the right amount, the result will appear natural while preventing the skin from contracting. With repeated Botox use, any existing wrinkles or creases may smooth out as a result of the skin not being able to contract and enhance or further deepen the lines. Your skin specialist at InShape Medical can provide you with more details about how Botox will benefit you, based on your unique anti-aging needs.
Botox is a form of botulinum toxin that has been FDA-approved for use as an anti-aging treatment. While the word toxin may sound scary, the application of Botox is considered to be safe for most people.
The Botox substance is injected into the treatment area, typically located on the upper portion of the face, where it will work its way into the muscles and block signals that cause the muscles to contract. Without this muscle contraction, the skin in the area of the injections will remain smooth when the rest of the face moves to show a smile, frown, or surprised look. It is recommended that patients treat only one or two areas at a time with Botox, as doing too many areas can cause the face to look frozen due to the inability of muscle movement. The key to Botox making you look younger, while maintaining natural-looking facial movements, is to use an experienced and certified Botox specialist. At InShape Medical, all of our Botox specialists have extensive training and experience in Botox injections so that patients can feel comfortable knowing they will look younger following their treatment. For more information, call us or book an appointment. We are conveniently located at 107 Edinburgh S. Drive, Suite 215 Cary, NC 27511. We serve patients from Cary NC, Raleigh NC, Durham NC, Chapel Hill NC, Apex NC, Pittsboro NC, and Garner NC.