Botox is one of the most popular treatments available for treating wrinkles and fine lines. It is especially effective for lines around the eyes that can make even young people look much older. In many cases, people over the age of 30 may develop early signs of aging, such as crow’s feet, throughout the entire facial region. These issues can also appear earlier due to stress, smoking, living an unhealthy lifestyle, and a poor skincare regimen.
Once the wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet begin to settle, they are very difficult to remove through conventional means, such as over the counter creams and moisturizers. However, one effective way to fade or remove crow’s feet is through a Botox treatment.
Details Behind the Botox Treatment
Botox is a cosmetic injectable that is composed of botulinum toxin. When used in controlled proportions under medical supervision, Botox can be useful in treating facial wrinkles, creases, and fine lines. It is also used to treat many medical problems such as excessive sweating and muscle spasms.
Botox works by having a paralyzing effect on muscles in the treatment site. The treatment relaxes the muscles responsible for the development of wrinkles and fine lines. When administered, Botox can block nerve communication to underlying muscles and without those nerve signals, the muscles will not expand or contract. Without this movement, the wrinkles can’t form.
Botox for Treating Crow’s Feet
If you are troubled by fine lines around your eyes, then you can use Botox to address this problem. Your doctor will inject Botox directly into the treatment area. You can choose to use a numbing agent to use topically in the area before Botox injections to lessen any discomfort. Your doctor will customize the treatment according to your specific needs and desires.
The Botox treatment can provide users with exceptional aesthetic benefits without having to undergo a highly invasive surgical procedure. It is safe in a variety of skin types, but you must consult a qualified physician to make sure that you are a good candidate.
Undergoing a Botox treatment session typically lasts for about 10-15 minutes. It is convenient and can be done over a lunch break. Your results will be immediate and continue to progress over the next few days after the procedure. You can expect your results to last for about 4-6 months after the initial treatment. If you want even more long-lasting results, you can choose to continue treatment.
When used regularly and optimally, Botox can give you long-term relief from crow’s feet. Your eye area will look rejuvenated and smooth after undergoing the treatment.
Factors to Consider Before Undergoing a Botox Treatment
Botox is not recommended when you are pregnant or nursing. Minor side effects from using Botox may include headaches or slight pain in the treatment area. Serious side effects are rare and possible to avoid when it is administered by qualified and experienced medical practitioners.
If you are taking medications for pain or allergies, you should inform your doctor before your Botox treatment session. Botox may react with some medications, so you may need to stop their use for the duration of your Botox treatment.
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Botox is a great way to improve the look of your face and reclaim your youthful good looks without having to undergo a highly invasive procedure. If you’re interested in learning more about the treatment, contact us to schedule a consultation with respected plastic surgeon, Dr. Jen Chow today!