How Botox Can Give You a Beauty Boost

Ounce per ounce, anti-aging creams are the most expensive products on the beauty counter. Although creams can trap moisture in the skin and cause wrinkles to look less pronounced, they can’t eliminate wrinkles altogether. 

The FDA considers anything that changes the appearance of the skin to be a drug. Legally, you can acquire drugs via a prescription from a medical specialist. 

With the help of Botox® and our specialists at Bethel Family Medicine, you can relax wrinkles and even prevent new wrinkles from appearing. Learn more about the types of aging issues Botox can resolve, and find out if you are a good candidate for Botox and how long the results last.

What is Botox?

Botox is the poster child of anti-aging cosmetic treatments. In 2019, injections with Botox, or Botulinum toxin type A, were the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure chosen to improve appearance. 

Botox injections contain a toxin that temporarily prevents muscles from moving, enabling your skin to relax and your wrinkles to ultimately disappear. These injections are also used to relieve migraines, eye twitching, and excessive sweating.

The side effects of Botox injections are minimal. Some patients may experience bruising and redness. However, you can mitigate these two side effects by refraining from the use of anti-inflammatory drugs after treatment, as these drugs thin the blood and make bruising more noticeable. 

You may also be asked not to rub the injected area so the Botox won’t migrate to other parts of your face.

Most people are good candidates for Botox, but pregnant women and patients with muscular diseases may want to look into alternatives. 

What signs of aging can you address with Botox? 

Botox is used to treat dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles caused by movements in your facial muscles that provide expression. These wrinkles include those that develop on the forehead, around the eyes, and between the eyebrows from repeating the same facial expressions numerous times. 

Results may last anywhere between four and six months, depending on how quickly your body eliminates the substance injected. 

If your main concerns are volume loss in the cheeks and lips, our experts at Bethel Family Medicine may recommend cosmetic fillers to add volume to your face. 

Find out if Botox is the solution to your aging concerns 

If you’re interested in treating your dynamic wrinkles, contact us to schedule an appointment. During the free consultation, our staff will be happy to help you decide whether Botox injections are a good fit for your cosmetic goals and how much it would cost for you to get optimal results.

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