Using Botox to Smooth out the Lines
The most visible and most unwanted sign of aging is without a doubt wrinkles. That’s why reducing the appearance of wrinkles along with the other signs of facial aging is one of the most popular goals for patients that desired to manage their appearance as they age. While there are many surgical options, the rise of non-surgical options has only grown over the years. Hands down, the most popular wrinkle treatment is Botox followed closely by other similar dermal fillers. The type of injection chosen is dependent on the severity of wrinkling as well as the location on the face.
When it comes to wrinkles like the ones found with crow’s feet or frown lines, Botox is considered the best treatment to reduce those wrinkles. Botox has become a household name thanks in large part to being both minimally invasive and the fact that the results don’t lie. The procedure works and patients want results that are evident. Of course, like all minimally invasive procedures the effects are temporary and require ongoing upkeep to maintain results.
The way Botox works is by preventing the muscles from contracting at the injection site. This keeps a person’s face looking relaxed and smooth. In addition, the lack of repeated contraction also assists in preventing new wrinkles since it’s the contracting and expanding from repeated facial movements that cause wrinkles to develop.
Botox was originally developed to help correct crossed eyes, but shortly after its birth its potential for cosmetic treatment was discovered. In 2002, the FDA approved Botox for cosmetic purposes and society has never looked back.
Benefits and Side Effects of Botox
Botox is performed via injection and improves a person’s appearance. The main benefit of Botox is the reduction of aging signs on a person’s face. The use of Botox can be used to correct a patient’s appearance in the following areas:
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles overall
- Smooth out the appearance of
- Crow's feet
- Furrows in the forehead
- Frown lines
- Lip lines
- Bunny lines
- Reduced neck bands
- Corners of the mouth can be lifted
- Soften jawlines
- Correct malformed smiles
- Minor eyebrow lift
The main appeal of Botox is the ability to take charge of an aging appearance to look younger for a longer period of time. However, like any procedure there are some side effects to be aware of with this treatment.
These side effects include:
- Injection site
- Flu-like symptoms
- Eyelid droop
- Eyebrows may become cockeyed
- Smile may become crooked
- Dry eyes with possible tearing
Some may experience more serious side effects. These require immediate medical attention if experienced during recovery. These side effects are:
- Muscle weakness
- Vision problems
- Trouble speaking or swallowing
- Trouble breathing
- Lack of bladder control
Due to the inherent risk make sure you select a properly certified and licensed provider of Botox injections with the necessary experience to minimize the risk of side effects.
Add Botox to Your Regimen with Image Center
Taking charge of your appearance is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. However, if you decide you’re ready to eliminate your severe wrinkles, crow’s feet, forehead furrows, or any other similar correction than look no further than the medical spa at the Image Center in Huntington Beach for all of your cosmetic injectable needs.
Chairman Dr. Peter Newen and CEO Jane Ha diligently work hard to ensure that the team have been in the industry for years and have assisted countless patients in rejuvenating their appearance. Combining the latest in medical technology and treatment with an artists touch, the results are nothing short of beautiful.
Ready to schedule your consultation? Give us a call to speak with one of our coordinators to learn more about our procedures.