Botox is one of the most popular anti-wrinkle and anti-aging cosmetic treatments in the world. It provides men and women a means of reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines without a surgical procedure.
The unprecedented success of this treatment has led to quite a large number of misconceptions about the process, from how it is applied to how someone feels after undergoing the procedure. We hope to ease the confusion by informing you about some of the things you should know when considering whether to schedule an appointment for Botox injections.
What You Should Look for in a Cosmetic Physician
It’s no longer difficult to find local cosmetic professionals who provide Botox treatments to their customers. While some are reputable and offer only the best treatment options available, others may not take the care and precision required to offer the highest quality products and best results.
You should only work with surgeons who have experience performing the treatment and a history of successful results. The Botox procedure is relatively simple, but needs a trained and qualified practitioner to administer the product. For the best results, it is advisable to go to a qualified dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or board certified cosmetic physician to administer the product.
What is Botox Composed Of?
Before undergoing any surgical treatment, you should do your homework about the product. Botox is made from a compound known as botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that prohibits the response of muscles to external stimuli to help ease tension in the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines.
In controlled doses, Botox is completely safe to use. In the hands of a skilled physician, it can help make you look many years younger than you are. You can learn more about the benefits it can provide by scheduling a consultation with an experienced cosmetic physician.
The Botox Treatment
Botox is administered as an injection in the appropriate areas to help eliminate wrinkles and age lines. The results are immediate and long-lasting. It is a minimally invasive treatment and can be done in as little as 20 minutes. There is no required recovery time, and you can return to your normal activities immediately after. After receiving the injection, you may experience mild swelling and redness, but it will fade away in a short amount of time.
How Can Botox Affect Your Facial Muscles Over Time?
Botox is a neurotoxin and prohibits muscle movement and spasms by blocking signals to them. If you take Botox on a regular basis, the muscles of the region will slowly start to train themselves to prevent movement and spasms, increasing the effectiveness and longevity of subsequent treatments.
Other Uses for Botox Treatments
Botox has a variety of uses that extend pass the realm of wrinkle treatment. It has been known to be an effective treatment for migraines, muscle spasms, and heavy sweating. It has also been seen to be useful in easing back pain in some individuals.
Schedule a Free Consultation at Serenity Medical Spa
With so many benefits and uses, Botox has become a widely popular treatment. If you’re interested in learning more about the procedure, contact our office in Central New Jersey to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with Dr. Sharon Gertzman, a board-certified physician with over 20 years of experience. We’re excited to help you look and feel more youthful in your own beautiful skin!