It’s no mistake that Botox® is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments available today. It’s proven to be a powerful weapon against the telltale signs of aging where they tend to show the most. And with quick treatment times and little to no downtime, it’s no wonder why so many women and men are experiencing all the rejuvenating perks that Botox has to offer.
Where Botox Busts Wrinkles
Botox is used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. It’s currently FDA-approved to treat three of the most common complaints in the upper facial area:
- Frown Lines – The space between the eyebrows is one of the first places to develop the signs of aging. They’re technically called glabellar lines, but you probably know them as frown lines or “11’s.” This area is especially susceptible to wrinkling and creasing as the underlying muscles do a lot of work when making any number of facial expressions. Targeting this typical trouble spot with Botox can have a big impact on creating a more youthful appearance.
- Crow’s Feet – For many patients, the unmistakable wrinkles in the corners of the eyes are an unavoidable expense of enjoying and expressing themselves throughout life. All the smiling and laughing can contribute to the emergence of fine lines, even early on. Botox can smooth out these lines while keeping all of your expressive movements intact.
- Forehead Lines – The treatment of the horizontal lines running across the forehead was actually the most recent to be cleared by the FDA. These offenders can really have the effect of making you look and feel older than you are. Strategically placed injections can soften unwanted lines, giving you a refreshed look in no time.
The Cause of Those Wrinkles
To understand how Botox works, we have to go below the skin’s surface. The main culprit of those unsightly age-definers in the brow, crow’s feet, and forehead is actually the muscles underneath. The years of repeated contractions by these muscles, along with the loss of skin firmness and elasticity that accompanies the aging process, can cause the lines, wrinkles, folds, and creases to develop permanently.
The Botox Safety Rating
Botox has been scientifically shown to be a very safe anti-aging tool. In fact, millions of injections are given every year. Most patients notice only mild side effects like some redness, swelling, bruising, soreness, and a touch of bleeding at the injection sites. Fortunately, those symptoms fade away fairly quickly after the procedure, usually within a couple of days. More serious side effects were observed in clinical trials but were extremely rare. Always be sure to discuss any health concerns you may have about Botox with your professional injector prior to treatment.
Look Better Now, Save Now!
Here’s the best reason to look your best this fall: We are currently offering Botox treatments at 20% off! Whether you’ve wanted to try Botox for the first time or you’ve been taking advantage of this wonder drug for a while, there’s no better time to eliminate the annoying signs of aging and to be ready for whatever the holiday season throws at you.
Botox at Midsota Plastic Surgeons
If you’d like to learn more about all the brilliant benefits of Botox, or any of our other rejuvenating MedSpa treatments, please contact us to schedule your personal consultation at Midsota Plastic Surgeon’s St. Cloud, Alexandria, or Baxter locations. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is dedicated to helping Minnesotans find the cosmetic solutions right for them.