Botox, the cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, is a popular injectable that is FDA approved to treat a plethora of medical and cosmetic conditions. Highly esteemed for its cosmetic use, Botox can be used in small doses to temporarily reduce or eliminate facial lines and wrinkles.
How Botox Works
Injections of Botox work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles in the face, or by blocking specific nerves. By stopping nerve signals, facial muscles are unable to contract, which prevents any undesired wrinkles or lines from forming. Common wrinkles that are targeted by Botox injections are:
- Frown lines
- Forehead creases
- Crow’s feet near the eyes
- Neck bands
When to Begin Botox
Any facial movement, whether it’s laughing, squinting, or frowning, can eventually cause wrinkles and lines to appear on the face due to the repetitive folding of the skin. Doctors have noticed that by injecting Botox earlier in life, you can prevent these lines from forming in the first place, rather than trying to repair them after they have already appeared.
Whenever you begin to notice or be bothered by emerging frown lines, crow’s feet, or any developing wrinkles, that is the optimal time to begin preventative Botox treatment. Most often, patients are in their late 20s to early 30s before there are any lines prominent enough to treat.
Today, Botox is a commonplace, simple treatment for both men and women, with “Brotox” rapidly on the rise. Since Botox is a noninvasive treatment, it is considerably more affordable than plastic surgery and leaves a naturally refreshed and youthful complexion.
Contact Garcia Aesthetics
At Garcia Aesthetics, we are proud to be Platinum providers for Allergan and to participate in Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions Program. Our experienced staff is highly trained in administering Botox for a variety of purposes and our Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner has performed more than 14,000 Botox injections.
If you are considering Botox injections, book an appointment with a professional at Garcia Aesthetics today to learn more!