Botox is an injectable formula that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles because it inhibits muscle contraction in the application area. These muscle contractions are the ones responsible for the appearance of certain types of wrinkles. Botox isn’t a solution for everyone, but certain individuals may want to consider it to enhance their facial appearance.
Keep reading to learn what the signs are that you would benefit from Botox.
You Have Mild to Moderate Wrinkles
If you have severe wrinkling, Botox may not be the most effective wrinkling reducer for you. Generally, Botox is more effective at lessening the appearance of mild to moderate wrinkles. Basically, it’s a solution when wrinkles aren’t prominent. However, combining Botox with another procedure, like CO2 Laser Resurfacing, may remove the wrinkles entirely.
You Have Forehead Furrows
One of the first places you may develop wrinkles is on your forehead. Also referred to as forehead furrows, these wrinkles classify as dynamic wrinkles. This kind of wrinkle temporarily occurs when you make certain facial expressions. As you continue to take these faces repeatedly, dynamic wrinkles may become permanent ones.
Fortunately, Botox is a solution that helps with dynamic wrinkles, such as forehead furrows.
You Were a Smoker
You probably already realize the dangers of smoking, especially if you previously ceased the habit per your doctor’s advice. However, smoking doesn’t just affect your health; it also has an impact on the appearance of your skin. When you smoke, you use the muscles around your mouth repeatedly every time you light up. As a result, this habit leads to dynamic wrinkles around your mouth.
Botox addresses these wrinkles and can decrease their appearance because of how Botox works.
You Haven’t Benefited From Over-the-Counter Solutions
The skincare product market offers a vast number of solutions to decrease the appearance of fine lines around wrinkles. Some skincare products work by encouraging collagen production while others work to exfoliate and remove old skin cells. While these products do offer effective results for many individuals, they’re not a solution for every person.
If you used over-the-counter skincare products for wrinkles in the past without any luck, you may want to schedule a consultation for Botox and see if the anti-wrinkle treatment could work for you.
You Want to Prevent Wrinkles From Forming
If you keep up with the latest in skincare, you’ll discover that more and more people are opting for Botox as a preventative solution. In other words, people learned that Botox isn’t just for people who are older with wrinkling.
Preventative Botox works a bit differently than standard Botox injections. If you choose this type of Botox, you don’t need to have the appearance of deep wrinkles already. Instead, a dermatologist injects the treatment before you have drastic wrinkles that are more difficult to address with injectable wrinkle reducers alone.
Generally, people who opt for Botox as a preventative measure may have faint wrinkling that’s barely noticeable. When you choose to have these wrinkles treated early, you reduce the likelihood that these wrinkles will become severe in the future.
You Don’t Want Surgery
Botox is an alternative to invasive surgical procedures that decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You don’t have to contend with a lengthy downtime when you choose Botox. Additionally, you don’t have to overcome the fear of going under general anesthesia.
Botox is a solution for people who want a more youthful appearance but don’t want to undergo surgery. Dr. Roper may recommend combining Botox with other ‘no downtime’ procedures to rid the face of wrinkles.
Schedule a consultation to see if Botox from Countryside Dermatology & Laser Center is right for you by contacting us today.