Wrinkles can add years to your actual age, making you seem much older. Thankfully, Botox can help turn back the clock to a more youthful looking you! A simple procedure that’s easily done at a good cosmetic surgery center, botox injections can give you a lasting makeover in the time it takes you to have a coffee date with a friend.

When Can Botox Help?

If you have a very expressive face, those trademark smiles or furrowed brows of yours could start to make a visible impression on your facial skin. You could develop crow’s feet, laugh lines, brow lines, and other wrinkles that affect your appearance.

Aging can hasten the appearance of these wrinkles, but you could stop the problem in its tracks with a regular botox treatment. It is especially effective on “dynamic wrinkles” – those that aren’t already set hard and darkened. People who have gummy smiles, thick bands in the neck, lip lines, or thick jaw muscles, may also benefit.

How Botox Works

The primary component in a Botox is botulinum toxin A. When it’s injected into your facial muscles, It prevents them from contracting by blocking the nerves that lead to them. By preventing you from constantly moving these muscles, you soften the wrinkles.

If you’re worrying about botox being a toxin and concerned about what that means for you – dispel the thought! The kind of botox that’s used in the injections administered to you is a purified form of the toxin (botulinum toxin A), so there’s little to no risk of you actually developing botulism if you receive the treatment from a skilled plastic surgeon.

What to Expect with a Botox Treatment

During the treatment, the practitioner will inject freshly prepared botox into one of the possible 43 points on the face. This might be on your forehead, around the eyes, on the mouth and chin area, or even the neck.

Because the treatment targets only wrinkle-producing muscles, you won’t have a “frozen” face and will still be able to retain natural facial expressions. You might need one or more injections depending on how many wrinkles you have and the area being targeted. Eyebrow furrows tend to need more injections(as many as 5 or more), while crow’s feet need just a few.

Since this isn’t a major procedure, you won’t require any anesthesia and as a result, don’t have to plan for any downtime for recovery. You can step in and out in the time you’d have lunch, or a coffee with a friend!

Just avoid massaging or rubbing the spot where the injection was given as this could cause the botox to shift to another part of the face. The great thing with Botox is that you don’t have to wait endlessly for results. In just a few days, you’ll notice a significant difference.

Only Undergo Botox With A Skilled Plastic Surgeon

Going to a reputed plastic surgeon is important to ensure that the process is carried out hygienically and the results are to your liking. You should first talk to a plastic surgeon about the treatment during a consultation to find out what you can expect from the surgery.

It can be tempting to go overboard once you see the results it gives you. Remember to stick with a planned schedule for repeat treatments, as recommended by your physician/specialist, for the best results.

Contact Our Office

To learn more about the benefits of Botox, contact Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery to set up your consultation. Our team of highly skilled surgeons are ready to assist you in this journey from beginning to end.