Botox has been used so widely for so long that it’s hard to believe that there are still people who are new to this aesthetic treatment. There are a few common reasons why Botox may be unfamiliar to a percentage of the population. If you’re new to this treatment, it could be because you haven’t had the need for wrinkle-reduction until now. In some cases, patients tell us that they have procrastinated with their anti-aging treatment because they have feared the results would look fake.
We can understand the hesitancy to obtain treatment that may leave you looking frozen. Rest assured, the use of Botox has evolved since those early days of facial paralysis! Practitioners and their patients know better now and know how to obtain a rejuvenated appearance without limiting movements and expression.
How it Works
The miracle of Botox has been well-known in the medical field long before Botox was even a thing. Let us explain. The base of this cosmetic drug is purified botulinum protein. This substance has aided physicians in the treatment of a variety of muscular disorders, including those that affect the eyes. The discovery of anti-aging benefits occurred purely by accident, and Botox was born. When injected in small doses into muscles, the purified protein inhibits nerve endings from receiving the command to contract. Hence, tension is eased, as are wrinkles.
Where it Works
The eye area is one of the most commonly treated with Botox due to concerns like crow’s feet, frown lines, and brow drooping. Additional concerns that are often treated include:
- Neck creases
- Lip lines
- Forehead lines
- Excessive sweating
What you Need to Know
Details of Botox treatment that you should know include:
- Treatment is quick and virtually painless. If you are concerned about temporary discomfort from injections, consider applying ice to the area before and after treatment. This may also decrease the risk of bruising.
- The results of Botox treatment become noticeable gradually. After about one week, the full extent of muscle relaxation can be seen.
- There is no need to take time off for Botox treatment. Many patients go right back to work or other normal activities, minus strenuous exercise.
- Taking medication such as aspirin in the days before Botox treatment may increase the risk of bruising and minor bleeding.
Is it time to freshen up your face? Contact our Ocala office for your Botox treatment.