Wrinkles appear no matter how much sunscreen you slather on your face or how diligent you are with applying your anti-aging creams and serums. Although the signs of aging are inevitable, accepting them is not. Botox® is a quick and safe way to regain your youthful look without going under the knife or having to go through a lengthy recovery.
In the last few years, Botox was the number one non-invasive cosmetic procedure for preventing and treating signs of aging around the eyes and mouth and between the brows.
Our team at Boat Club MedSpa in Fort Worth, Texas, uses Botox to rejuvenate the skin, and we want to share with you everything you need to know about this popular injectable.
How Botox erases signs of aging
Botox is short for botulinum toxin, and when this chemical is injected into the skin, it can paralyze the muscles surrounding fine lines and wrinkles. When these muscles are paralyzed, there’s no movement in the area, causing fine lines and wrinkles to soften and smooth out over time.
Botox works best for movement wrinkles, but it doesn’t address issues such as loss of volume. If you want to address sagging in the face, at Boat Club MedSpa we combine Botox treatments with dermal fillers (injectables meant to plump up hollow cheeks, nasolabial folds, and thin lips) for best results.
What happens during a Botox procedure
Erasing wrinkles and fine lines with Botox is done on an outpatient basis, and it comes with minimal side effects. Our specialists use thin needles to inject botulinum toxin. Although the procedure comes with little discomfort, you can opt for a topical numbing cream or ice to prevent pain or swelling.
Following your procedure, you may experience some small prickling, tingling sensations or skin sensitivity, but the side effects are minimal. Most patients can return to their daily activities right after the procedure.
The results of Botox can last up to six months, and since the procedure doesn’t permanently change your appearance, you can tweak the dose to fit your preferences.
Learn more about Botox
Not everyone is a good fit for Botox. The ideal candidate is in overall good health, not pregnant or breastfeeding, and wants to target wrinkles between the eyebrows, near the mouth, and around the eyes.
If you want to find out whether you’re a good fit for erasing your wrinkles with Botox, contact us to schedule an appointment at Boat Club MedSpa in Fort Worth, Texas.