If you are looking for a way to supplement your daily skincare routine with a treatment that will give you noticeably smoother skin, it’s time to learn more about Botox. In addition to being the world’s most popular wrinkle-reducing cosmetic treatment, Botox is safe and looks natural. At Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek in Denver, CO, we recommend Botox to anyone who wants the best way to relax away their fine lines and wrinkles. Here is some information on why Botox is so popular and what it can do for you.
A Little Botox Lesson
With so many people trying Botox, chances are you’ve heard about it before. Have you ever wondered how it actually works and how it became so popular? How long has Botox been on the market? Here is some must-know information:
Botox History for the Beauty Nerd
It all started in 2002 when Botox was first approved by the FDA. It utilizes botulinum toxin, a naturally-occurring substance that temporarily relaxes muscles. Doctors in the aesthetics industry found that by injecting Botox into the parts of the face that tense up to create wrinkles, patients could enjoy smoother, younger-looking skin. This caused a lot of excitement because so many people want to improve the appearance of their fine lines and wrinkles.
Initially, most patients were in their 40s or over. However, people soon realized that Botox can be used to prevent wrinkles before they form. By relaxing muscles in areas of the face that are prone to developing lines, Botox can let you enjoy wrinkle-free skin longer. Today, more and more people in their early 30s and late 20s are giving it a try.
Botox Gains Popularity
In the two decades since it was introduced, the world experienced a Botox boom. Initially, it was a treatment reserved for celebrities and socialites. Nowadays, Botox has gone mainstream, becoming one of the most recognizable brands on the market. Its increasing popularity is the result of patient satisfaction combined with the straightforwardness of the treatment. People feel comfortable trying it because it is safe and convenient. When they do, they usually love the results and tell their friends.
How Botox Works
Now, for the science lesson. You probably already know that Botox works by relaxing certain muscles in your face. This compensates for the loss of several substances that keep our skin smooth when we are younger: collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. These three components of our skin allow it to return to its original shape after we make a facial movement, such as smiling or frowning. In our late 20s and early 30s, our bodies start to produce less and less of them. When that happens, our skin begins to form creases that start as fine lines and eventually become deep wrinkles.
Patients who receive Botox are able to significantly delay the appearance of wrinkles because the treatment limits the movements that cause them. You don’t need to worry about ending up with a “frozen face”, because the injections are very subtle. We target the muscles very carefully, making sure that they are relaxed only to the point of preventing wrinkles, not more. In fact, most people will never know why your skin always looks smooth, unless you tell them.
The Key Benefits of Botox
Decrease the Effects of Natural Aging
Eventually, everyone develops some fine lines and wrinkles. Some people are genetically prone to getting them earlier than others, and with a greater visual effect. The good news is that Botox gives you control over your appearance by reducing the wrinkles that you don’t want.
Improve the Appearance of Sun Damage and Other Issues
Did you know that the number 1 reason we get premature wrinkles is sun exposure? When our skin cells come into contact with UV rays, their ability to renew themselves is compromised, causing a visibly aged appearance. Similarly, pollution in the air, extreme weather, and other environmental factors can take a toll. Botox will help put all of these elements in the past and restore the smooth fullness of your skin.
Works With Your Healthy Lifestyle
You’ve probably heard your dermatologist say that the best things you can do for your skin are using SPF, getting plenty of sleep, and drinking water. Eating lots of vegetables and avoiding alcohol are also important steps to take towards beautiful skin. Of course, not smoking is a must. Botox will work with these healthy habits to have you looking your best.
Stress and sleep deprivation can show up on your face in the form of wrinkles and lines. This happens because stress produces cortisol, a hormone that breaks down collagen. Additionally, when we don’t sleep enough, we deprive our bodies of the time they need to regenerate themselves. While there are things you can do to reduce your stress, such as spending time with friends and practicing yoga, the realities of life and work make it impossible to avoid altogether. Botox will help reduce the cumulative effects of stress on your skin, and it will give you one less thing to worry about.
Is Effective Against Most Types of Wrinkles
Wherever you are seeing lines and wrinkles, chances are Botox can help. It is most frequently used to relax away crows feet, brow lines, frown lines, lines around the lips, and nasolabial folds. These are just some of the applications. Little known fact: Botox has also been found to be effective against jowls, sweaty palms and headaches.
Is a Safe, Easy Treatment
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to get Botox? It’s actually very straightforward. You will have an initial consultation, during which you can explain what improvements you would like to see and where you want to target the wrinkles. The injections, which can often be done the same day, are performed quickly with a topical numbing agent. Because the treatment is noninvasive, you don’t even need anesthesia.
In total, getting Botox usually only takes about half an hour. You will see the results begin to develop over the next few days, and they will last between three to six months. This means that you just need to schedule two to four appointments every year to keep up your results.
Provides More Effective Results Than At-Home Remedies
There is no doubt that your skin benefits from daily cleansing and moisturizing. When you are looking for noticeably smoother skin, however, Botox is one of the most powerful solutions available. There are tons of topical creams that claim to reduce your wrinkles. Some of these are effective, and your dermatologist can help you find ones that work. Note, however, that even the best creams do not deliver the same results as Botox.
Moreover, most of these anti-aging products are essentially just moisturizers. They can cost as much as $100 to $400 per bottle, which is a lot to pay for minimal results. Consider, also, that it can take up to six weeks of consistent use before you can expect to see any change in your skin. That makes testing the products difficult. You can save time and money by trying Botox. It can give you real improvements where at-home treatments come up short.
Start It Whenever You Feel Ready
Did you know that after age 30, we lose collagen at a rate of 1-2% every year? Fortunately, Botox works for people of many different ages. The FDA has approved it for any patient over 18. Most people wait until they have some noticeable lines before they begin. When your skin starts to show the signs of aging, you might notice that your lines are very apparent one day and more subtle the next. A good time to begin Botox is when you see the same lines start to reappear consistently in the same place. Usually, this happens in our late 20s or early 30s.
If you have been waiting for the perfect time to take action against your wrinkles, rest assured that there is no cut-off age. People in their 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond are enjoying the benefits of Botox all over the world. It will help to relax the wrinkles you already have and delay the appearance of new ones. Consistent use of Botox can even help you avoid the need for chemical peels and facelifts.
Works Well in Combination With Other Treatments
Many people find that Botox is the only solution they need to achieve the results they want and keep their skin looking smooth. However, if there are other treatments that you love, chances are you can combine them with Botox. Many people choose to get Botox and dermal fillers together. You can also get skin resurfacing treatments with Botox. In that case, you should wait two weeks after your injections for the resurfacing treatment. This will allow your muscles to fully relax after the injections.
It Gives People Results They Love
One of the best benefits of Botox is the positive reaction it gets from so many patients. In fact, this treatment is becoming more and more widespread because patients who try it once keep coming back. You don’t have to be a celebrity to enjoy fantastic-looking skin. People who have experimented with many ways to get a smoother look are finding their perfect solution with Botox. The world of skincare has finally caught up with the huge demand for wrinkle reduction. At last, you can say goodbye to your fine lines and wrinkles.
Schedule a Consultation
The best way to learn more about Botox is by coming in for a consultation. We would love to meet you and give you more information on how this treatment can give you gorgeously smooth skin. During your consultation, we will show you our facilities, answer all the questions you have, and assess the current condition of your skin. We would love to meet you in person and start giving you individualized care that considers your unique skincare needs.
Love Your Skin
With all the benefits of Botox, you can see why this treatment has become so popular. People have been fighting against lines and wrinkles for a long time, and Botox is one of the most effective treatments ever developed. Today, you can have control over your appearance regardless of your age, your genetics or your history of sun damage.
The ability to look the way you want is something everyone should have. If you have certain areas of your skin that you would like to see smoother, Botox is a great solution. Now is the perfect time to try it and experience this groundbreaking treatment for yourself. Contact Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek in Denver, CO for more information on the benefits of Botox. We look forward to showing you how this treatment can give you astonishing results that you will love.