Botox is an excellent way to rejuvenate your look and reduce signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. Now is a great time to consider Botox so that you can start the new year off with greater confidence.
Botox is a nuerotoxin that paralyzes the muscle so that it cannot contract to create wrinkles. Botox is very safe. The dosage is measured closely and applied in specific places to achieve the desired results.
Keep reading to learn how you can accomplish the goal of “new year, new you” with BOTOX!
How Does BOTOX Work?
BOTOX is derived from a toxin but is very safe. That is because when it is performed carefully, there is a very low risk of complications.
BOTOX only works because of how potent the chemical used is. The injection interrupts the signals between your nerves and muscles.
This forces the muscles to relax. Wrinkles, which are caused when muscles consistently contract and relax, are not as visible when the muscle does not perform this repeated action.
The procedure itself is just a series of simple injections. It takes minutes to complete, and any side effects are usually mild.
You may notice some redness and swelling around the injections, but these side effects should resolve within a day or two. You should see the results of the injections within three days once the BOTOX has taken effect.
You will be able to enjoy the results of BOTOX for up to four months until the effects wear off. You will need to get repeat injections to maintain the look.
Do I Need BOTOX?
BOTOX is mostly used in a cosmetic sense as a response to aging. Younger-looking skin can help you feel more confident.
What better way to start a new year than by renewing your youthfulness? On the other hand, even if you are younger, BOTOX can help because it is often considered preventative.
If you begin using BOTOX as wrinkles begin to form, you can stop them from deepening. Although BOTOX is typically used for cosmetic purposes, it is also utilized for functional purposes.
At Stahl Eyecare Experts, our eye doctors also use BOTOX to treat benign essential blepharospasm and hemifacial spasms. A benign essential blepharospasm (BEB) forces the muscles in the eyelid to shut.
BOTOX can be injected into the muscles of the eyelids to relax them. This procedure needs to be repeated every few months to maintain the effects, just like cosmetic BOTOX.
A hemifacial spasm typically affects one side of the face. It causes uncontrolled winking as a facial nerve is compressed by a blood vessel. Typically, both blepharospasms and hemifacial spasms are covered by insurance since they cause such serious problems.
Whether it is for a medical reason or to help you feel better in your body, BOTOX can be a powerful tool. If you are considering BOTOX injections, ask your eye doctor at Stahl Eyecare Experts if this treatment may be right for you.
Do you want to learn more about BOTOX? Schedule an appointment at Stahl Eyecare Experts in Garden City, NY, today!