The popularity of Botox® has been on the rise in the United States, and for good reason. The quick, minimally invasive treatment minimizes lines and wrinkles without the hassle or risks of surgery. A treatment can leave you with a youthful-looking appearance and give you improved self-confidence. Once Botox has been injected into the targeted areas, such as your forehead and around your eyes, the results can last 3-4 months.
At Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts, Peter Karlsberg, MD, and Michele Ayans, PA-C, are experts in providing Botox treatments.
What does Botox do?
Over time and constant use, the muscles in your face can develop into a state of constant traction. You’re skin follows the contours of the muscles underneath them. So if muscles are contracted, frown lines and crow’s feet can develop. Botox injections can relax these muscles and smooth out the skin above them.
In addition to reducing lines and wrinkles, Botox can prevent more lines and wrinkles from appearing.
Botox gives natural-looking results
Your Botox results will look very natural. You won’t look as though you’ve suddenly had “work done.” You’ll look as though you’ve been sleeping really well or better managing stress. Furthermore, your face won’t look frozen. You’ll still be able to make facial expressions like normal.
Enhancing home skincare with Botox
Wrinkles and fine lines appear as your skin loses elasticity and volume with age. Smoking and spending time in the sun or in tanning salons can exacerbate this process. While Botox won’t address all skin issues associated with UV-ray damage or aging, it can complement healthy practices at home, such as applying skin cream daily and using sunscreen.
Once you’ve had a Botox treatment, continue your skincare routine at home to make the most of your results. For tips on ways to improve your habits, talk to your provider.
Botox can complement other aesthetic treatments
At Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts, we offer a range of minimally invasive treatments for aging skin. If you’re concerned not only about your crow’s feet and frown lines, but also about the loss of volume in your lips, cheeks, or around your nose, we may suggest pairing Botox treatments with facial fillers.
Like Botox, fillers also involve injections. Rather than temporarily paralyzing facial muscles, though, they add instant fullness. You can have the two treatments at the same appointment.
Botox can also complement microneedling, which involves pricking your skin with tiny needles to stimulate the generation of new skin. Microneedling can help reduce the appearance of age spots, acne scars, and more. Based on your goals, your provider can help determine an ideal treatment plan.
While skin changes are a natural part of aging, Botox treatments can help you stay looking youthful. If you’re bothered by age-related changes in your skin or simply want to enhance your natural beauty, book an appointment online or over the phone with Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts today.