What Signs of Aging Can be Improved with BOTOX® Injections?
Most of us have at least some idea of what BOTOX does in terms of addressing age-related lines and wrinkles, but many patients still have questions about which specific types of facial lines can be treated with BOTOX. Find the answer in this blog from the expert team at Gard Wellness Solutions in West Palm Beach, FL, and learn more about whether BOTOX may be the right wrinkle relaxer for you.
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is one of the most popular aesthetic injectables used today. More specifically, BOTOX is classified as an injectable wrinkle relaxer, or neurotoxin, engineered to smooth out surface lines and wrinkles associated with muscle movements and facial expressions. When injected into specific facial muscles, the BOTOX product works to temporarily paralyze them, which prevents the muscles from contracting, allowing surface lines and wrinkles to relax.
Which kinds of wrinkles can BOTOX treat?
BOTOX is specifically used to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles known as “dynamic,” meaning those caused by repetitive muscle movements and facial expressions. Over time, these lines — which were once only visible with expression — begin to linger even while the face is at rest. Dynamic lines are among the first and most visible signs of facial aging to appear, leading many men and women to turn to wrinkle relaxers to restore a more youthful look. Common types of lines and wrinkles that can be improved with BOTOX wrinkle relaxer injections include:
- Crow’s feet
- Lines around the eyes
- Smile lines
- Frown lines
- Glabellar lines (1, 11, 111 lines)
- Brow and forehead lines
- Lines between the brows
How soon does BOTOX start working?
Because BOTOX works by binding with neuroreceptors to relax the muscle — a process that takes some time — patients should understand that their results will not be visible right away. On average, patients should begin to notice an improvement in their lines and wrinkles about 3 – 5 days after injection, with the full effects of BOTOX typically taking about one week to become apparent.
How long does BOTOX last?
For most patients, BOTOX can provide up to 3 – 4 months’ worth of a smoother, younger look, though this can vary slightly based on how quickly an individual’s body metabolizes or breaks down the BOTOX. Generally speaking, patients who are more physically active tend to need BOTOX injections more often than others.
What’s the best age to start getting BOTOX?
There’s no question that most BOTOX users start getting injections after they begin to notice visible lines and wrinkles, which usually appear in a person’s 30s or 40s. However, more and more people are choosing to start BOTOX as a preventive measure — to keep lines and wrinkles at bay for longer — as early as their 20s.
Fine-tune your facial appearance with wrinkle-relaxing BOTOX injections in Florida
When the evidence of your facial expressions — in the form of lines and wrinkles — begins to linger a little too long and make you appear older than you’d like, BOTOX wrinkle relaxers can help. Take the first step toward restoring a more youthful look today by calling Gard Wellness Solutions to schedule your BOTOX consultation and appointment. We proudly serve patients across Florida, including those in the Miami, Orlando, Jupiter, Wellington, and West Palm Beach areas.