Did you know that Botox® procedures have increased by 845 percent since the year 2000? The treatment is increasing in popularity for good reason. It’s safe, conveniently quick, and these days it’s more affordable and accessible than ever.
So there’s a good reason that so many people trust Botox to keep them looking young and vibrant. Dr. Vera Carslon at Cache Cosmetics & Laser located in Providence, Utah, offers the best solutions for your skincare needs. That’s why she’s excited to bring you this helpful guide to the many benefits of Botox.
Why Botox is better than a cream
You’re probably wondering why you can’t just turn to a night cream for your anti-aging needs. Unfortunately, according to an article in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, a very small portion of anti-aging products actually have noticeable effects. So your night cream is likely doing nothing to stop your skin from aging. So, you’re literally throwing away money on night serums that don’t deliver on what they promise.
The benefits of Botox
Botox works by preventing your muscles from contracting, which keeps your skin from getting wrinkled. Botox works best on what are called dynamic wrinkles, or the wrinkles that appear when you frown, laugh, and squint. That means Botox works well on crow’s feet by your eyes, forehead furrows, and frown lines between your eyebrows. For wrinkles in your lower face, you’ll want to look at having dermal filler injections.
Botox has many benefits. It’s minimally invasive, so there are no incisions, painkillers, or long periods of recovery. The needle used in Botox injections is incredibly thin, so you hardly feel it as it goes in. Botox is far more affordable these days, too, especially when compared to the price of a facelift.
Botox is also semi-permanent, lasting for up to 4 months, so if you don’t like the results, you can opt not to keep up with treatments. Botox does go away on its own as time passes, so you can choose to have regular treatments every few months to keep wrinkles at bay.
What to expect from your Botox appointment
Botox appointments are incredibly convenient because they’re so quick. You could even set one up on your lunch break. During your Botox session, Dr. Carslon begins by marking the spots where the injections will go.
She use an ice pack or a local anesthetic to numb the area to make you comfortable. A thin needle is used to inject the Botox solution. You may be left with small red bumps at the injection sites, but these subside fairly quickly.
The results of Botox begin to show up in a few days. Depending on your skin’s profile and your desired results, you may need more than one treatment. The results of Botox aren’t immediate, however, so you’ll want to give your initial injection some time to set in and work.
Botox as prevention
Want to know another great benefit of Botox? It’s an excellent preventative treatment as well. These days, Botox is gaining popularity among women in their twenties as a way to stop wrinkles before they even begin to form. Some people are getting preventative Botox treatments in their mid-twenties.
If you want more youthful-looking, less wrinkled skin, then Botox could be the perfect treatment for you. Call our office or schedule an appointment online today.