It’s practically impossible to avoid the telltale signs of aging. Fine lines, wrinkles, and folds are a natural thing, but that doesn’t mean they are a welcome sight.
Luckily, your wrinkles don’t have to define the way you look forever. Whether you’re dealing with premature signs of aging or you want to look as young as you feel for as long as possible, smooth and youthful-looking skin is just a few small injections away thanks to Botox®.
At The Medical Skin Clinic, we use Botox® to help numerous patients restore the youthful beauty of their face.
What Is Botox®?
Botox® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds. It is effective and safe to use in numerous areas of the face, including the forehead and chin. The key to the power of Botox® ‘s formula is botulinum toxin, a substance that can block nerve signals and cause temporary muscle paralysis.
Botox® can be used to treat:
- Crow’s feet
- Vertical frown lines
- Horizontal forehead creases
- Chin wrinkles
- Lip lines
- Vertical neck bands
How Does Botox® Treat Wrinkles?
Wrinkles form as the result of a variety of factors, including repeated muscle contractions. Every time you smile, frown, squint, or wink, you are contracting your facial muscles, which causes the skin above these muscles to wrinkle and crease. Constant facial muscle overuse throughout the years makes it harder for these muscles to relax back to their original positions, leading to the development of wrinkles.
Botox® works by temporarily paralyzing these overactive facial muscles. The product is injected directly into specific facial muscles. This inhibits their ability to contract and relaxes them, which improves the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles on the surface of the skin while simultaneously preventing wrinkles from becoming more severe.
What to Expect from Your Botox® Treatment
Botox® treatments take only 15 to 20 minutes to perform, depending on the number of areas being treated. The injection process produces only minimal discomfort, and a topical anesthetic can be applied to the region beforehand to numb it and prevent discomfort.
It will take around three to five days before noticeable results start to show. Full results can be seen about seven to ten days after treatment. On average, Botox® provides results that last for three to four months, though some individuals have had results that lasted for up to six months.
Botox® injections can be performed routinely to help maintain the smooth and youthful appearance of your skin year-round. You can also combine your Botox® treatment with other injectable treatments, like dermal filler injections, for enhanced results.
Schedule Your Botox® Consultation Today
Don’t let your fine lines and wrinkles define the way you look. If you are interested in using Botox® to rejuvenate your appearance, contact The Medical Skin Clinic in New Hampshire today to schedule a consultation for your treatment. We can take the time to analyze the condition of your skin and then let you know if Botox® is the right choice for you.