Everyone starts to experience troublesome signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. It’s inevitable. We all age eventually. And while these signs of aging may be easy to hide in some areas, when you have crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and laugh lines that are right out in the open there’s not much you can do to cover them up. But don’t despair. Modern science has given us Botox which helps to conceal those signs of aging from the inside by working on the nerves and muscles in your face.
Botox- What is it?
Botox is an FDA-approved treatment that has revolutionized anti-aging treatment. Botox uses a proprietary formula that targets certain nerves and muscles in the face to reduce specific lines and wrinkles without surgery.
How Does Botox Work?
As we age there are several things that happen with our skin that can result in wrinkles. The cell renewal and skin rejuvenation processes slow down and skin elasticity starts to suffer due to declining amounts of collagen and elastin in the skin. As the skin becomes looser lines and wrinkles start to appear, but loose skin alone isn’t the cause of most wrinkles.
Every time you talk, smile, laugh, or frown tiny muscles under your skin causing your skin to move, stretch, and fold. Over time all of this movement will cause creases and wrinkles no matter how good your skincare routine is. It’s this kind of wrinkles that are produced by the movement that Botox can treat. Botox works on the nerves that control specific muscles in your face to immobilize them, thereby preventing the movements that lead to wrinkles. After treatment, the skin over these muscles instantly takes on a smoother, younger appearance that only improves over time.
How Often Are Treatments Needed?
While Botox treatments are long-lasting, the effects aren’t permanent. You’ll need repeat treatments to maintain your results. Treatments typically last around three to four months, though some may need them a little more frequently. It varies slightly from person to person. Your esthetician will be able to help you determine how often you’ll need to come in for treatments.
Is Botox for Everyone?
Botox is a safe and effective treatment for most healthy adults. Before beginning Botox treatments it’s important to consult with your esthetician to make sure that you’re a good candidate for Botox. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding or suffer from certain neuromuscular diseases, Botox may not be right for you. And if your wrinkles aren’t related to muscle movement, this treatment might not be appropriate because it would not be effective. Your esthetician will help you determine if Botox is the right treatment for you.
Are Botox Treatments Painful?
If you’ve ever had dental work done you’ve probably heard the dentist say, “Now you’re going to feel a little pinch.” Well, that’s pretty much what Botox treatments are like. Botox is an injectable treatment, so you may feel a pinch when the injection is administered, but it’s not bothersome to most people. If you are especially sensitive to injections you should discuss pain prevention options with your esthetician before your appointment so that they can take steps to keep you comfortable during treatments.
If you’re ready to learn more and find out if Botox treatments can give you back your youthful glow, contact the expert estheticians at Helen’s Haven today. We’ll evaluate your skin and any health concerns you may have to determine if Botox injections will work for you. Give us a call at 808-739-0400 to schedule your consultation today. You can also download our free app on iTunes or Google Play to make managing appointments on your phone even easier. We look forward to serving you soon at 4819 Ave., #6 in Honolulu.