Nearly anyone over the age of 40 is looking for a way to battle against the signs of aging on the skin. Whether it is something as simple as looking for the best facial lotion for newly dry skin or considering a major treatment, such as a facelift, most individuals spend time thinking about what they can do to look their best. While nothing can stop the aging process altogether because it is completely natural and expected in the body, there are some options for improving one’s look throughout this time. The most popular minimally-invasive anti-aging treatment for the skin today is BOTOX® treatment.
What Is BOTOX® Treatment?
Although you have almost certainly heard of BOTOX® before, you may not know much about it, or you may have heard many myths and misconceptions swirl around it. Therefore, you may be hesitant to try it or may be actively wanting to learn more about it.
BOTOX® is an amazing treatment that can be done with just a few injections. You do not have to undergo surgery nor do you have to have extensive downtime. In just a few minutes, you can experience great effects and get right back to your usual activities without any need to recover.
How Does It Work?
Once the BOTOX® treatment is beneath your skin, it will immediately go to work on the nerves that control the muscles. Once these nerves are relaxed, the muscles can no longer contract or cause the skin lying over it to crinkle into a line. This treatment works powerfully on expression lines, which are the first surface-level wrinkles to form in your skin. You will notice these lines mainly when you are making a facial expression, such as smiling or frowning.
You can expect your treatment to last approximately three to four months. After this time, the BOTOX® will begin to wear off, and your expression lines will gradually reappear.
What Should You Expect at Your Treatment?
Your treatment will be fast and easy. After your treatment, you can go about your day, perform your usual activities, wear makeup and do anything else that is typical for you.
Because BOTOX® is such a safe, effective treatment, we recommend this FDA-approved treatment to many of our patients at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Hendersonville, TN who are looking for a minimally-invasive way to see younger-looking skin. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!