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A New You for the New Year

As I get older, I’m constantly searching for ways to maintain a youthful appearance. I faithfully apply moisturizer to my face two times each day. I also regularly utilize a portable microdermabrasion system. However, despite my efforts, I’m starting to notice some undesirable fine lines around my mouth and under my eyes. Therefore, I may need to step up my plan. I know my available options are plentiful. For example, I could choose to inject collagen into my lips, get Botox injections, or undergo a chemical peel. On this blog, you will learn about the advantages of undergoing various cosmetic procedures.


A New You for the New Year

Botox Injections: Here's What You Need To Know

Adam Newman

Are you tired of wrinkles and are trying to explore the best treatment options for radiant, smooth, and flawless skin? After a few searches, you've probably identified Botox as one of the recommended treatments for wrinkles, contour lines, and aging skin.  If this is your first time coming across this term, here's what you need to know about Botox injections.

What are Botox injections?

Botox injections temporarily numb muscles using a toxin called onobotulinumtoxinA. They are done to get rid of facial wrinkles. Other benefits of Botox injections are preventing chronic migraines, treating excessive sweating, neck spasms, and lazy eyes.

Who should take Botox injections?

Well, there's a common myth that Botox mostly applies to older people; however, that is not true. In fact, it is a good preventative measure for people in their 20s and 30s. Wrinkles may not always be influenced by aging skin. At times there are underlying conditions that may cause premature aging of skin at an early age. Also, nowadays, men too are appreciating the idea of getting Botox injections. Before getting a Botox, it is important that you consult with your dermatologist. Once they've examined your skin and found you fit to take a Botox, you can have it done. Nowadays, anyone can get a Botox injection as long as they've had their face examines and found eligible for Botox injections.

What happens during the Botox injection?

Your first Botox injection appointment will actually end quicker than you had imagined. Here's what you need to expect:

  • Your specialist will go through the notes from your consultation meeting to identify the parts that need a Botox injection.
  • They will later mark the areas on your face.
  • Your specialist will gently cleanse the marked areas in preparation for the Botox injections.
  • If you are afraid of needles and don't want to feel any pain during the process, they can apply some numbing cream to your face.
  • They will later administer the Botox injections to your facial muscles. Depending on your prescription, you may require two to three injections.
  • After the injections, pressure and ice may be applied to prevent swelling.

How long will it last?

Results from Botox injections are not permanent. The effects may last between three to four months. If you want lasting results, you might have to go to your specialist after three to six months for regular maintenance. It is also important to note that it does not eradicate all wrinkles, but you can consult a dermatologist on the best anti-wrinkle care after Botox.

Get it done right

Botox injections are safe when done by an experienced board-certified specialist. If you are thinking of getting Botox injections, do thorough research and take time when selecting an experienced and professional Botox specialist.