Have you noticed age-related changes in your complexion? Things like wrinkles, fine lines, and facial creasing are all common signs of aging that both men and women experience as early as their 30s. One of the most effective ways to treat these age-related changes is with Botox injectables.
Botox treatment works beneath the skin’s surface, interacting directly with the nerves and muscles in the face to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while preventing more from developing. AM Facial Plastics offers Botox injectables for clients in Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding cities. Learn more about the Botox process below.
The Primary Causes of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fine lines, wrinkles, and facial creasing are the most common age-related changes that both men and women experience.
While most people eventually develop wrinkles and fine lines, not everyone understands the process that leads to their formation. As it turns out, these signs of aging begin to form long before other aspects of the aging process are apparent.
Wrinkles, fine lines, and creases develop over time due to continuous facial expressions. Every time that you smile, laugh, or frown, the skin on your face is contorted. Most of this movement occurs around the eyes, forehead, and mouth.
When you’re younger, the high amount of collagen and elastin in your skin keeps the skin smooth and tight, so you can’t see the effects of these constant movements. As you get older and skin loses its elasticity, you’ll begin to notice lines, wrinkles, and creasing due to your facial expressions.
How Does Botox Work to Reduce Wrinkles and Fine Lines?
Botox is the most popular treatment for fine lines and wrinkles because it can effectively reduce their appearance while preventing further ones from developing. These minimally invasive injectables work through a process called neuromodulation.
When injected just beneath the skin in the face, a chemical called botulinum toxin temporarily paralyzes the nerves and muscles. This subdues movement and limits your facial expressions, preventing wrinkles and fine lines from forming.
Botox neuromodulators also tighten the skin and create a smoother appearance, reducing the visibility of existing wrinkles or facial creasing.
Botox Benefits: An Overview
One of the reasons that Botox is so popular is that it provides a variety of anti-aging benefits in a minimally invasive procedure. Botox injectables can offer the following cosmetic advantages and more:
- Fewer fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduced forehead creasing
- Smoother, tighter skin
- Firmer skin
- More youthful-looking complexion overall
- Prevention of further fine lines and wrinkles
Another benefit of Botox is how fast it begins to work. Clients can see a significant change in their skin in the first few days following their treatment.
What to Expect During Your Botox Treatment
Are you new to Botox treatment? Before scheduling your first Botox session, it’s important to understand how the procedure is performed. Learn more in this breakdown of the complete Botox process.
Before you can schedule your first Botox session, you will need to consult with a cosmetic medicine provider at AM Facial Plastics. We will examine your skin and assess any age-related changes to confirm that Botox injectables are the right choice for you. If not, we’ll inform you of any alternative options that can yield better results.
On the day of your Botox session, wash your face with a mild cleanser and do not apply anything to the skin. This includes cosmetics, moisturizers, serums, or topical treatments. Your skin should be completely clean and free of any chemicals before your session. There is no other preparation required for Botox treatment.
Clients enjoy Botox treatment because the procedure is so simple. You’re able to sit back comfortably while one of our providers gently administers your injections in the predetermined treatment areas. For most patients, this is some combination of the eye, mouth, nose, and forehead areas.
Before we begin placing your injections, we can apply a topical anesthetic to make the treatment more comfortable.
The entire Botox session will last anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes. Once your treatment is complete, you will be able to return home and resume normal activity. There is no recovery process or downtime necessary after a Botox session.
One of the biggest benefits of Botox treatment is that it produces almost immediate results. In the hours that follow your Botox session, you may notice that your skin feels tighter and firmer. The movement of your face will begin to feel more restricted. These results will gradually increase in intensity in the three to four days after the procedure.
Botox injectables will not produce permanent results. The neuromodulation effects can last anywhere from three to six months, depending on each client’s unique skin composition.
As time progresses, you will notice a re-emergence of fine lines and wrinkles as movement is gradually restored to your skin. When the effects of your injections have completely subsided, you can have the treatment repeated to maintain your results.
Botox Treatment at AM Facial Plastics
Are you tired of seeing fine lines and wrinkles when you look in the mirror? These common signs of aging can be resolved with Botox injectables.
Botox injections work beneath the skin to subdue overactive facial nerves and limit your skin’s movement. This can effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while preventing more from developing.
AM Facial Plastics in Beverly Hills, CA, provides Botox injectables for patients looking to achieve more youthful skin. Visit our website or give us a call to schedule your Botox consultation.