Many people have frown lines, crow’s feet, and other facial wrinkles that keep them from feeling happy about how they look. Fortunately, reducing the appearance of your wrinkles and achieving a more youthful appearance is easy. At the Center for Women’s Health in Oxford, North Carolina, we offer Botox, the number one wrinkle reduction treatment in the United States. Read on to learn how this effective, easy treatment can help you renew and refresh your skin.
How Can You Make Botox Last Longer?
People love Botox because it offers a quick, minimally invasive way to reduce wrinkles and achieve a more youthful look. Everyone is unique, so your individual results will vary. That said, most people’s results last up to four months after they receive their treatment. There are several actions you can take to increase the effectiveness of your treatment. Performing these actions may help your results last for a longer period.
Choose the Right Provider
A skilled medical provider will know how to choose the correct dosage and injection site for your treatment. When your treatment is performed properly, the injectable product may achieve more optimal results. At the Center for Women’s Health, we have extensive experience using this injectable product to reduce wrinkles. We’ll use this experience to help you achieve long-lasting improvements in your skin.
Care for Your Skin
You may be more likely to achieve long-lasting results if you follow a proper skincare routine. In particular, moisturizing properly and drinking lots of water can help your skin look radiant and youthful. During your initial consultation, we can tell you how to care for your skin in the weeks and months after your treatment.
Eat a Healthy Diet
The food that you eat plays a large role in your overall appearance. In particular, eating too many processed foods and excessive amounts of sugar can negatively affect your skin’s appearance. Further, losing a sizeable amount of weight can make wrinkle reduction injections less effective. In particular, losing too much weight can dramatically change the appearance of your face. To maintain the results of your injectable treatment, eat a balanced diet. You should also try to keep your weight healthy and stable.
Avoid the Sun
Although being in the sun can be enjoyable and relaxing, the ultra-violet rays that it emits are not good for your skin. These rays can damage your skin and cause premature wrinkles. Avoiding excess sun exposure may prevent you from developing additional wrinkles and help you look refreshed and youthful for a longer period. You should use a high-quality sunscreen. You should also wear sunglasses, a hat, and other protective clothing when you go outside after receiving your treatment. Avoid going outdoors when the sun is especially strong.
You can prevent your face from returning to its previous appearance by receiving regular touch-up treatments. Receiving regular treatments may increase the duration of your results. This is because repeated treatments may help your muscles respond more effectively to the injectable product. During your initial consultation, we can discuss an individualized plan that will allow you to maintain the effects of your treatment.
Why Have I Developed Wrinkles on My Face?
There are many factors that can cause you to develop wrinkles on your face. As people age, their levels of collagen decrease. Collagen is a protein that keeps your skin strong and elastic. Decreased collagen levels can make the skin on your face more likely to fold and wrinkle. Excess sun exposure and other environmental factors may also cause your skin to wrinkle and crease.
The Importance of Muscles
Besides collagen loss and environmental factors, the movement of your muscles can cause facial wrinkles to develop. When you smile, frown, or squint, your skin will move and fold. Over time, these repeated facial expressions can cause your skin to develop wrinkles. The wrinkles that result from repeated movements are called dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles can be very frustrating. These lines can make you look older and more tired. Fortunately, Botox is excellent at reducing dynamic wrinkles that result from facial expressions.
What Wrinkles Can This Injectable Treatment Address?
People love this injectable product because it can treat your wrinkles in a safe, effective manner. The FDA has approved this product for treating a variety of facial wrinkles.
Crow’s feet are wrinkles that appear around your eyes. These wrinkles can form when people squint or make other facial expressions. This injectable treatment is great at reducing the appearance of crow’s feet. After your treatment, these wrinkles will be less visible when you are smiling and when your face is at rest.
Frown lines are the lines that appear between your eyebrows. Scientists call these wrinkles glabellar lines. Frown lines can be very frustrating because they can make people look angry or upset even when they are feeling happy. This injectable can reduce the appearance of these lines while still allowing you to look natural and expressive.
Over time, raising your eyebrows and making other facial expressions can cause you to develop wrinkles on your forehead. Most people develop these wrinkles as they enter their thirties and forties. Fortunately, this injectable treatment can make these lines appear less prominent. Reducing these lines can help you look more attractive and youthful.
How Does This Treatment Work?
Although you’ve probably heard of Botox, you might not know how it works. This treatment is a neuromodulator that can treat moderate-to-severe wrinkles. Neuromodulators reduce your wrinkles by relaxing your muscles.
Relaxing Your Muscles
This treatment uses an injectable solution that contains botulinum toxin. We will use an ultrafine needle to inject the solution into your body. Once the solution is injected into your treatment area, it will block the communication between your nerves and your muscles. Blocking this communication lets your muscles relax. Preventing your muscles from moving can improve the appearance of your wrinkles. This process may also decrease your chance of developing additional wrinkles in the treatment area.
How Soon Will I See Results?
This treatment is ideal for people who don’t want to wait for months to see improvements in their appearance. Since everyone’s skin is unique, your individual results will vary. That said, people often see improvements in their wrinkles within twenty-four to forty-eight hours after they receive their injections. As your muscles relax after your treatment, you will gradually see improvements in your wrinkles. During your initial consultation, we will provide you with more information about how quickly you can expect to see results.
Will I Still Look Natural After I Receive This Treatment?
Many people worry that receiving an injectable treatment will cause them to look frozen or unnatural. Fortunately, this is a precise, sophisticated treatment that can give you a natural, attractive look. We have extensive experience using this product to improve people’s skin while still allowing them to look expressive and animated. We will analyze your facial structure and skin condition to determine how to administer this injectable. After your treatment, your wrinkles will be reduced but your face will still look natural and expressive.
What Will My Treatment Be Like?
People love this injectable treatment because it’s so quick and straightforward. This is a brief, out-patient treatment. It’s easy to fit into your schedule.
The First Step
You’ll have an initial consultation with us before you receive your injectable treatment. During this consultation, we will examine your face and discuss your medical history and overall health. We will also talk about the results you want to achieve. We’ll use this information to determine which aesthetic treatment is right for you. Although preparing for this injectable treatment is easy, we may ask you to follow some simple rules before your appointment. For instance, you should not drink alcohol before your treatment. You also should not take certain medicines, like aspirin and ibuprofen.
We may begin by numbing your treatment area with ice or a topical numbing cream. This will help you remain comfortable while we administer the injection. Next, we will inject the solution into the treatment area. The injection takes only ten minutes. Many people feel comfortable during this process.
This is an easy treatment that involves minimal downtime. Many people return to their typical activities immediately after their appointments. In fact, some people go right back to their offices after they receive their injections. That said, we may ask you to follow some simple rules in the days after your treatment. For instance, we will ask you to avoid engaging in strenuous exercise and consuming excessive amounts of alcohol.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate for This Treatment?
This is a gentle, easy treatment. It is suitable for a wide variety of people.
Many people think you need to be in your forties or fifties to get an injectable treatment. This is not accurate. People can develop wrinkles at an early age because of genetics, lifestyle choices, and other factors. Many young adults use this product to reduce their lines and wrinkles. Recently, it has become increasingly common for people in their early thirties to use this injectable product and other cosmetic treatments to improve their looks.
People With Health Conditions
Although this treatment is very easy, it is not for everyone. In particular, people who have had an allergic reaction to other botulinum toxin products like Xeomin or Dysport should not use this treatment. This treatment also isn’t right for you if you have an infection at the target injection site or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the injectable solution. Further, tell your medical provider if you have any nerve or muscle conditions, like Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Making a Choice
A trained medical provider can help you determine which injectable treatment to use. During your initial consultation, we will examine your skin and talk about your overall health and medical history. We’ll use this information to determine whether this product is right for you.
Is This Injectable Treatment Safe?
It’s normal to feel nervous when you are considering a new aesthetic treatment. But you can feel confident about your choice to receive this injectable solution. Botox is probably the most well-established injectable product available on the market today. This injectable is approved in ninety-eight countries around the world. People have been publishing studies about this treatment for over sixteen years. Further, there are over 528 peer-reviewed studies about its efficacy and safety.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you ready to do something about your wrinkles and lines? Botox is a safe, straightforward way to reduce the appearance of your wrinkles and get a rejuvenated, more attractive look. To learn more about how this treatment can help you, contact us at the Center for Women’s Health in Oxford, North Carolina to schedule an initial consultation today.