For those who may be dissatisfied with their appearance, Botox may be an easy and non-invasive solution. Glow Anti-Aging & Cosmetic Laser Center, LLC offers those in Clarks Summit in Lackawanna County and surrounding communities in NEPA a highly effective wrinkle relaxing treatment for those individuals who are ready to smooth away the effects of time.
Botox can smooth away facial wrinkles by causing the muscles under the skin to stop contracting. The Botox injections are placed within the muscles that control facial movements. For instance, Botox is often placed in the forehead muscles that create the lines between the eyebrows and across the forehead. Since the Botox causes a mild paralysis of the affected muscles, the client may find it more difficult to form the facial expressions that result in wrinkles.
The Botox formula's active ingredient is botulinum toxin A. This type of neurotoxin has been FDA approved for correction of facial lines and wrinkles.
Botox is used mainly in the forehead area. It's often used in the glabellar lines, also sometimes called the "11 lines" between the brows. Botox is often used to smooth away the horizontal lines that appear when raising the brows, as well. Many people have Botox injected in the crow's feet, the lines that fan out from the sides of the eyes. Small smoker's lines around the lips can be smoothed away with Botox. Even the neck cords that some people develop as they age can be treated with Botox injections. In addition to its use in wrinkle correction, Botox is FDA approved for treatment of hyperhidrosis, which is excessive underarm sweating, and for the treatment of migraine headaches.
It can vary among individuals, but most people have 3-6 months of wrinkle correction after a Botox treatment session. If individuals want to maintain the optimal results, they can have follow-up treatments before the Botox is completely eliminated from the body. When the Botox is well established, individuals may be able to have touch-up treatments just once or twice a year to maintain a wrinkle-free appearance.
No. Botox isn't designed to add volume to the face. It's the most effective non-surgical way to smooth away wrinkles immediately, but to add facial volume, dermal fillers like Juvederm are needed. Those who need extra volume in addition to wrinkle correction may have Botox and Juvederm treatment at the same time.