Many women, and a growing number of men, want to fight the effects of aging by using whatever reasonable resources are available to them. In the past, people interested in combating the appearance of aging oftentimes had to resort to an invasive surgical procedure. In today’s world, an individual has other options, including Botox injections. Botox is proven effective at minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles naturally associated with aging.
At Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center in Windermere, we offer Botox cosmetics to help you combat many of the telltale signs of aging. If you’re interested in Botox, contact Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center today to schedule your appointment.
How it Works
Botox is a minimally-invasive procedure, particularly when compared with a procedure like surgery. When Botox is injected into the targeted muscle, it relaxes that muscle causing wrinkles to diminish.
Very fine needles are utilized to inject Botox. These injections feel like tiny pricks and tend to be mildly uncomfortable in the worst case scenario. Botox is also a very quick procedure. In most cases, the entire process is completed in a matter of a minutes.
What Signs of Aging Botox Combats
Botox specifically has been proven effective at addressing some of the most common and obvious signs of aging that plague people as they grow older. These include:
- Frown lines located between eyebrows and at the bridge of the nose
- Crow’s-feet located at the corners of the eyes
- Forehead creases
- Thick bands on the neck
How Long a Botox Treatment Lasts
The length of time the effects of Botox lasts varies from one individual to another. Generally, a person will enjoy the effects of Botox and a younger looking appearance for a period of between four to six months. After that point in time, a person can return and have another treatment. There are no limitations on the number of times a person can receive a Botox treatment.
Side Effects of Botox
The side effects experienced by the vast majority of people who undergo Botox cosmetics are minimal. As noted previously, a person may experience some minor discomfort during the injection process itself.
Some redness or minimal bruising may occur at the injection site immediately following a Botox procedure. Some people do report headaches following a Botox administration. However, these headaches typically are not particularly significant and do not last long. Other types of negative side effects are extremely rare. A woman who is pregnant or breast feeding should avoid undergoing Botox.