BOTOX was first introduced in 1989 and became FDA-approved in 2002. These days, it’s just as popular, despite competing with newer categories of dermal fillers that are also designed to reduce signs of aging.
If you live near Macon, GA, or the South Georgia counties, and are interested in learning what parts of the face BOTOX can treat and how it can give you a more youthful look, the team at Ageless Aesthetics is here to help.
Below, we’ll look at the ins and outs of BOTOX injections and why it’s a popular way for patients to reduce stubborn lines on their faces.
How BOTOX works
BOTOX injections use a purified strain of botulinum toxin type A, specifically Clostridium botulinum, to induce paralysis in specific facial muscles. It is used in tiny doses to avoid any damage and is safe and effective in most patients.
When BOTOX is injected into the muscles, it works by blocking the chemical signals that come from nerves in the area. The goal is to keep the muscles from contracting since that can create the look of deep lines when you move your face. It’s typically used around the forehead and eyes.
BOTOX injections are an effective nonsurgical option for patients who want smoother, renewed, more youthful-looking skin. Compared to more invasive methods of skin renewal, such as plastic surgery, BOTOX is safe and effective.
What can BOTOX do to reduce signs of aging?
While BOTOX can have medical applications, such as for those with migraines, more commonly, it’s used to reduce the signs of aging. It can diminish the appearance of facial lines, including:
- Horizontal forehead lines
- 11s lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
BOTOX isn’t designed to reduce the look of age spots or other skin blemishes. If you want further treatment, your BOTOX procedure may be able to be combined with other dermal fillers. In fact, BOTOX isn’t able to “iron out” lines and wrinkles, rather it simply relaxes the muscles that make them more apparent.
Who is a good candidate for BOTOX?
BOTOX might be an excellent treatment option if you’re troubled by deep lines in the areas of the face where BOTOX is commonly injected, and you’re between the ages of 18 and 65.
BOTOX can also make a good preventive treatment for those whose lines and wrinkles are not yet severe. Many BOTOX patients are in their 20s and 30s when they begin treatment because that’s the time when subtle lines start to appear on the face. But those in their 40s, 50s, and 60s can use it as a treatment rather than as a prevention method. It will all depend on the condition of your skin and your goals.
While many patients are concerned about not being able to move their face or getting a “frozen” look after BOTOX, an experienced injector can make the results look natural.
Get BOTOX near Macon, GA
If you’re interested in talking with the team at Ageless Aesthetics, you can schedule a consultation with one of our experienced practitioners. They can listen to your goals, explain your options, and determine if BOTOX, a dermal filler, or another treatment is right for you.
Patients near Macon, GA, or anywhere in the South Georgia counties can click here to make an appointment for a personalized BOTOX consultation in Warner Robins, GA.