Since Botox® first burst on the scene two decades ago, this quick and easy injectable has helped millions of people boost their confidence by achieving their cosmetic goals. Here’s how it can do the same for you.
Two decades ago, Botox® was approved by the FDA to help fight back against the signs of aging. Right from the start, this quick and easy treatment found its way into the beauty regimens of millions of people. In fact, 4.4 million Botox treatments were given in the United States in 2020 alone.
At Evolve Medical, Dr. Mikael Sarij and our team have extensive experience with Botox, and it has been one of our go-to cosmetic injectables for years. Here’s a look at how we’re able to boost confidence and achieve cosmetic goals with just a few injections of Botox.
How Botox works
There are two main types of wrinkles that can form on your face: Static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles form due to issues with aging, such as a loss of collagen and elastin, and environmental factors, such as sun damage.
Dynamic wrinkles — which is what Botox treats — form due to making repeated facial expressions. As time passes, the muscles that create your expressions can begin to stay in a contracted state and push up the skin above them.
Botox works by relaxing the contracted muscles, allowing your skin to relax and smooth out.
Where Botox excels
There are several areas on your face where Botox can make a big impact, including:
One of the many reasons people come to us for Botox treatments is to get rid of that “angry” look that occurs when vertical lines between your eyebrows take up permanent residence on your face.
When your skin enjoyed more elasticity and tone, these lines would come and go with your expressions. With time, however, these lines — medically known as glabellar lines — can become etched into your skin.
With Botox, we can relax the muscles that are responsible for forming your frown lines and leave you with a more relaxed, angry-free look.
Over time, those cute little lines on the outsides of your eyes that would crinkle when you smiled and laughed can become ever-present. At this point, laugh lines become crow’s feet, and a great way to get rid of them is with Botox.
With a few injections, we can greatly reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and restore a more youthful appearance around your eyes.
Has your once smooth forehead given way to a network of horizontal lines that become increasingly prominent with each passing year?
If so, Botox can reduce the prominence of these lines, leaving your forehead looking years younger.
Botox treatments are quick and easy
Aside from effectively reducing the signs of aging, Botox is popular for another important reason: Treatments are quick and easy. It takes us mere minutes to administer your Botox injections, and your results should appear over the course of 3-7 days.
And when the results wear off — which is typically in four months, though results can vary — all you need to do is return for another round.
The ultimate combination
While we’re focusing on Botox in this month’s blog post, we want to point out that this cosmetic injectable is a fantastic solution for the top half of your face.
If you want to tackle the bottom half of your face, too — which is where a lot of the static wrinkles we discussed earlier often appear — we recommend combining your Botox treatments with dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can lift sagging skin, add volume, and fill in deep lines around your nose, cheeks, mouth, chin, and jowls.
To learn more about cosmetic injectables and what they can do for you, book an appointment online at our Deer Park, New York, office today.