5 Signs You Need Botox Injections

Botox is a revolutionary prescription medication that improves the appearance of some types of wrinkles and fine lines.

Botox is a great alternative to invasive cosmetic procedures since it’s quick, painless, and seldom causes side effects. Compared to dermabrasion and chemical peels, there’s no downtime associated with Botox. Both dermabrasion and chemical peels require up to ten days of recovery time. Botox fits your active lifestyle, offering true cosmetic convenience.

Are you considering Botox, but not sure if it’s right for you?

Here are 5 signs that you could benefit from Botox:

  1. You notice forehead furrows or frown lines. One of the first places wrinkles begin to crop up is on the forehead in the form of furrows or frown lines. But Botox can eliminate these unsightly wrinkles as long as they’re dynamic – that is, wrinkles that appear when you’re moving your face, such as when you furrow your brows.
  2. You’re forming smile lines. Smile lines, otherwise known as crow’s feet, respond very well to Botox. Crow’s feet are most pronounced when you work the muscles around your eyes. Botox temporarily relaxes the muscles that cause crow’s feet to appear.
  3. You’re an ex-smoker who has smoker’s lines. Smoker’s lines are vertical lines that appear above the mouth and result from years of puckering lips when smoking. Botox is effective in reducing muscle contractions around the mouth, which is the cause of smoker’s lines.
  4. You want to prevent wrinkles from forming. When used early on in the aging process, Botox not only treats wrinkles but also prevents new wrinkles from forming. By combining a Botox regimen with good skincare, sunscreen, and a healthy lifestyle, you can prevent most wrinkles from getting worse and prevent new ones from forming.
  5. Your dynamic wrinkles are mild to moderate. Botox is most effective on wrinkles that haven’t quite set in and reduces the onset of wrinkles before they become moderate or severe.

Botox works best on younger patients and is recommended for people between the ages of 18 and 70. Older folks should consult with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist to ensure that their skin tone is elastic enough to respond to treatment. Botox also might not be as effective on people with non-dynamic wrinkles, such as those wrinkles caused by gravity, skin infections or sun damage.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox is a neurotoxin and works by attaching itself to nerve endings. Once this happens, the neurotransmitter responsible for triggering muscle contractions, called acetylcholine, can’t be released. To put it more simply, Botox injections temporarily relax the facial muscles that underlie and cause wrinkles. This is also why wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity don’t respond to Botox treatments.

Since Botox works by weakening facial muscles, full results are generally seen within five to seven days. You’ll see deep dynamic wrinkles gradually improve over time, in addition to the early effects seen shortly after treatment. Your results will continue to improve, until about two weeks after the procedure. At that time, you’ll be looking your best. The effects of Botox will gradually wear off over the next four to six months, and the wrinkles will need to retreat.

We Are Experts in Botox

Want to learn more about Botox? Then schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today by emailing or calling the staff at LaserAway at (888) 965-2737. LaserAway looks forward to helping you turn back the clock with Botox.