You look in the mirror and an older person, someone you barely recognize, looks back at you. Over the years, frowning, smiling and laughing can leave their marks on your face, often in the form of frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet by your eyes. While at one point in time, the best way to deal with wrinkles might have been surgery, since 2002, Botox has been an FDA-approved option for temporarily reducing the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, and other wrinkles created by repeated facial movements. If you’re on the fence about the treatment, learning more about its many benefits might help convince you that it’s right for you.
One of the biggest advantages of injectables is that they require much less time at the doctor’s office compared to aesthetic surgery. While a procedure such as a facelift can take hours, for the most part, a Botox injection can have you in and out of the doctor’s office within 15 minutes.
Another major benefit of the injections is that there’s pretty much no recovery time needed. While you might notice some redness, swelling or bruising at the site of the injection, you’ll be able to return to your regular activities pretty much right after the treatment. That means that you don’t need to worry about taking a lot of time off from work, hiring a babysitter or otherwise reconfiguring your life after the injection.
Results are Temporary
Typically, the results from Botox last for about three months. While that can seem like a disadvantage, it can actually be a good thing if you find that you don’t quite like the way they look. If you are happy with your results, you have the option of repeating the treatment every few months so that you can maintain a smoother, more youthful looking appearance. You can also ask the doctor to adjust the dosage or treatment at subsequent visits. For example, if you’d like more expression in your face, you can ask your doctor to lower the dosage next time. If you didn’t think the first treatment was effective enough, you can ask for more at the next one.
Does More Than Treat Wrinkles
While it’s known for treating wrinkles, Botox actually does much more than that. It’s also been approved by the FDA to treat a variety of medical issues. For example, it’s been shown to be effective for treating migraines, muscle spasms, and overactive bladders. It’s also been shown to be an effective treatment option for excessive sweating.
Are you ready to learn more about the benefits of Botox and to see if it’s the right treatment for you? If you’re in the St. Louis, Chesterfield or St. Charles, Missouri area, contact us at New Look Vein and Aesthetic Center to learn more today.