Have you spent your adult years smiling, laughing, and enjoying life to the fullest? Are you an all-around expressive person who loves to share stories and who uses your face to convey meaning and emotion? If so, you may also be seeing the onset of “expression lines” on your face that continue to look like wrinkles when your face is actually at rest. These expression lines are a natural part of the aging process, but because they appear around muscles that are always in motion, they can appear at an early age and make you look prematurely older. Botox has become the time-tested treatment for expression lines, so there are three things you need to know about it!
1. It Is Time Tested To Be Safe And Effective
Botox was FDA approved for cosmetic purposes in 2002, making it one of the longest used and studied injectables in current use. With nearly two decades of case studies and millions of happy patients, Botox has been proven safe and effective. This fact alone can give patients the confidence to try this confidence-building treatment. When administered by a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon, Botox gives you the natural-looking results that you desire.
2. Its Results Are Affordably Repeatable
Because it is most widely used to treat the muscles in the face around your expression lines, Botox will last approximately 3 to 6 months due to the continuous muscle movements in your face. Before you begin to feel disappointed by this, also know that it is also one of the least expensive treatments by unit in comparison with all the various types of dermal fillers. Botox is something that you can easily incorporate into your yearly budget to keep your look and your confidence fresh.
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3. Botox Has No Age or Gender Bias
In other words, Botox is for ANYONE! There is no magic age to get Botox injections. Many patients in their mid to late twenties enjoy the fresh look and feel that they get with Botox injections. Because Botox has been proven to be safe and effective, there is no reason to wait until middle age or later to give yourself a boost of confidence. In addition to there being no age limitations on Botox, there are no gender limitations either. Botox is a safe and effective treatment for both men and women and many of the satisfied Botox patients are, in fact, men!
What Is A Botox Treatment Like?
Botox is a purified protein that works by reducing muscle contractions in the face. When this is done, the proper muscles are weakened to soften lines in the face. Very fine needles deliver tiny injections into specific muscles between the eyebrows, near the eyes for crow’s feet, and into the forehead for reducing forehead lines. Results normally appear in 4 to 7 days with full effects appearing in 2-3 weeks. There is no downtime with Botox but it is recommended that patients do not do strenuous exercise for 12-24 hours and that they avoid massaging the area where the injections were given. Some redness and swelling may appear at the injection sites immediately following the treatment, but this is very common and usually subsides within two days.
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Take The Next Step
The best way to learn more about Botox injections and to determine if it is right for you is by scheduling a complimentary consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeron, Dr. Langdon, at The Langdon Center. Fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Cernter at (203) 745-0340. The Langdoon Center serves patients in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas. We look forward to working with you!