Botox is a purified protein that’s injected just beneath the skin at precise points to soften wrinkles and reduce the appearance of fine lines. This neuromodulator interrupts signals from nerves that tell muscles to tighten, which is what causes most of your fine lines and wrinkles.
Using a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin, Botox causes the muscles in your face to relax, making your skin smooth and softening the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, creases, and folds. You see a change in 5-7 days and full improvement within two weeks.
Beyond its cosmetic applications, Botox can also help with certain medical conditions. It’s an effective treatment for:
Most people squint, frown, or purse their lips, hundreds of times each day. The repeated muscle contractions that form those expressions pull skin into creases and folds. Over time you develop:
These wrinkles make you look older, tired, or unhappy, but can be reversed with the FDA-approved Botox treatment.
Botox has many benefits, especially when compared to other, more invasive anti-aging treatments. Some of the most common include:
Botox can cause some side effects, although they tend to be mild and short-lived. These include slight redness, bruising, and puffiness in your treatment areas. In some cases, drooping eyelids and skin stiffness are common. Some people may experience headaches, nausea, or upset stomachs after a Botox treatment.
If you’re ready to free yourself from frown lines and crow’s feet, it’s time to consider Botox. Contact Evolution MedSpa Boston today by calling the office or booking your appointment online.
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