Causes of Facial Aging and How Botox Can Help?
On The Glow Aesthetics MedSpa offers Botox injections to help combat the signs of facial aging, in addition to several other cosmetic treatments. For an appointment, please contact us or schedule one online. We proudly serve clients from Porter Ranch, CA and surrounding areas.
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Does Botox help with aging?
How can Botox improve your face?
How does Botox work to reduce wrinkles?
Will Botox work on deep wrinkles?
If the appearance of facial wrinkles or fine lines is causing you distress, Botox injections are an excellent treatment option to help ease your mind and aging signs like facial wrinkles and fine lines. Our medical aestheticians at On The Glow Aesthetics MedSpa would be delighted to provide you with this tried and true way to confront the signs of facial aging!
Since Botox was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 with indications for treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and fine lines, its calling card has been its ability to prevent and improve various aging signs. The particular aging signs that Botox is known to help with include forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet lines.
As we age, our skin loses elasticity, which decreases our skin’s ability to return to form after repeated muscle contractions that occur from the various facial expressions we make, such as frowning, smiling, squinting, or expressions of surprise. Botox injections help with those signs of aging resulting from muscle contractions and elasticity loss by temporarily suspending muscle activity in the treatment area.
By treating facial wrinkles and fine lines around your eyebrows, eyes, and forehead, Botox injections can improve your facial skin tone and texture in those particular areas. Such improvements from Botox injections are known to last anywhere from two to six months, with most patients experiencing results that last between three to four months. While Botox can provide excellent results for forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet lines, they are not FDA-approved for use in other areas of the face.
For the best results, it is important to follow your provider’s post-treatment instructions and continue to take care of your skin.
Botox contains botulinum toxin type A, which is produced by the bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum. When used in Botox injections, botulinum toxin type A functions as a neuromodulator, which is to say that it blocks or disrupts specific communication signals between your brain and nerve endings responsible for muscle contractions at the injection site. The purpose of this suspension in muscle activity in the treatment area is to allow your skin the time and space to reset and return to form, which smoothes out wrinkles and fine lines in the process.
As far as the actual Botox injection process goes, treatment is quick, minimally invasive, and relatively painless. Your Botox provider will likely brief you on the treatment plan and injection process at your Botox consultation. In general, the procedure typically begins with your Botox provider marking out and cleansing the areas that will receive the Botox injection. A numbing cream can also be applied to minimize any discomfort experienced during the injection. Your provider will perform the injection using a small needle. You should not feel any pain during the injection, but you may experience a slight pinching sensation. Once the injections have been administered, your specialist will provide you with some aftercare instructions for how to ensure the best results. In total, your appointment should take between 15 to 30 minutes, and you should be free to return to your daily routine without any complications.
While there is no guarantee that Botox will eliminate deep wrinkles, Botox injections should soften the appearance of deep wrinkles to a significant extent. You may also require extra units or sessions to achieve your desired results if you seek Botox treatment for deep wrinkles. When you come to On The Glow Aesthetics MedSpa, our medical aestheticians would be happy to conduct a facial analysis to let you know if Botox injections are the right treatment for you. We serve patients from Porter Ranch CA, Northridge CA, Simi Valley CA, Granda Hills CA, Chatsworth CA, and surrounding areas.