Aging is a natural part of life — and so are the wrinkles that come along with it.
Wrinkles and lines are caused by the gradual loss of collagen and elastin, key components of the skin’s structural support. As you age, your skin decreases its natural oil production, drying your skin and making it look more wrinkled. Fat stored in the deeper layers of your skin also starts to weaken, which adds to the creation of more visible lines.
Some areas are more prone to wrinkles and lines than others, too, mainly due to repeated facial expressions, like smiling or squinting. Small crevices form every time you use a facial muscle. When your skin loses its flexibility, these little crevices become permanent facial features.
The skin’s aging process can be accelerated by other factors, too: exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, tanning beds, smoking, and unhealthy diets.
Whether your skin is showing signs of premature aging to these factors or is aging naturally, Botox can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
How does Botox smooth wrinkles?
Botox has been approved by the FDA to temporarily reduce and smooth lines, such as laugh lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. The onabotulinumtoxin A in Botox is an agent that temporarily paralyzes muscles. In the case of smoothing facial wrinkles, Botox is injected into upper facial muscles that move (or contract) to form lines on your face.
What can I expect a Botox procedure to be like?
At Elite Medical and Wellness Center, our provider will examine the lines and wrinkles you want to get rid of and then comes up with the best plan to make sure it’s possible to achieve your desired results. No face is the same, and what may look good on one patient may not look good on another.
Botox procedures generally take less than 10 minutes. Our provider will inject Botox into the areas that will be most effective.
As with any injection-based treatment, you may experience redness or slight bruising at injection sites, which will fade away within a short period of time.
How long do the results of Botox last?
For most patients, Botox starts working 24 to 48 hours after the procedure. You should notice your skin becoming progressively smoother following the injections.
The average duration of results from Botox injections is around 4 months, but it’s important to keep in mind that results and how long they last vary for each patient.
When you start to notice lines starting to appear again, call Elite Medical & Wellness Center to schedule a follow-up treatment so we can help you maintain your youthful-looking results.
Contact our Port Orange, FL, clinic for a consultation
If you are considering Botox to iron out facial wrinkles, give Elite Medical & Wellness Center a call or fill out our contact form today to schedule a consultation. We hope to hear from you soon and look forward to providing you with the best care possible.