Everyone begins to show signs of aging as they get older. You may notice some wrinkles forming on your forehead or frown lines setting in on your face.
Although these signs are inevitable, you don't have to live with them. Various cosmetic treatments help minimize the signs of aging, including the popular Botox® injections.
If you're looking for experienced experts who offer anti-aging treatments, look no further than Integrated Body and Medicine. Our team provides customized care and individualized treatment plans, including Botox, when you're looking to knock years off of your appearance.
What is Botox?
Botox, also known as botulinum toxin, is a toxin made from certain bacteria. In large doses, it's dangerous, but in small injectable amounts, it temporarily masks the signs of aging.
The most common areas to receive Botox are on your forehead and around your eyes. But you can get Botox to:
- Improve a gummy smile
- Soften your jawline
- Eliminate neck bands
- Improve skin dimpling on the chin
- Lift the corners of your mouth
Botox is most commonly a treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, and crow's feet around the upper portion of your face, but it's also very effective for these other areas.
How does Botox work?
Botox is a toxin that temporarily prevents muscle movement, so it smooths out lines and wrinkles in your skin.
After the injections, Botox works immediately by blocking essential nerve signals and acetylcholine in the affected muscles. Without the nerves telling them to move, your muscles become temporarily paralyzed.
Without muscle contractions, the treatment area begins to smooth out, diminishing the signs of aging from sun exposure and other factors.
Can I get rid of crow's feet and frown lines?
Botox has been around for many years. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it 1989 for an eye muscle disorder. It's come a long way since then, with various uses for both cosmetic and medical purposes.
The FDA approved Botox cosmetic injections in April 2002. Its approval was limited to frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead lines.
If you're not happy with the way your facial skin is aging, Botox can diminish certain features like moderate frown lines and the wrinkles around your eyes or crow's feet.
As long as you keep up with your treatments, you should be able to keep your frown lines and crow's feet from getting worse.
How fast does Botox work?
When you're finally ready to soften the crow's feet and frown lines ruining your confidence, our Integrated Body and Medicine team has the expertise to inject Botox as needed so it begins working immediately.
You should be able to see noticeable changes in your skin within 1-3 days after your treatment. Over the next few weeks, you should notice optimal results that last several months.
We help you determine when to return for follow-up treatments to maintain your youthful appearance and boost your confidence.
To schedule your Botox appointment, call our office in the greater Highland and Hammond, Indiana, area to schedule an appointment, or request a consultation online.