Your face is exposed to a lot every single day, from sunshine and wind to cold temperatures, impurities in the air, and so much more. In addition to the natural aging process, all of these factors contribute to lines and wrinkles appearing on your forehead, around your eyes, and around your mouth. These lines and wrinkles can cause you to appear older than you are and can impact how others perceive you. At OHIOSmiles, we can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with Botox.
What Is Botox?
Botox, a type of botulinum, is a very common, very popular cosmetic treatment. The cosmetic form of Botox is a purified version of botulinum that is approved for use by the FDA. It is a liquid treatment that is designed to reduce, and even eliminate, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, restoring a younger looking appearance to your face.
Uses For Botox
Botox has many uses that are both cosmetic and non-cosmetic in nature. These uses include:
- Crows feet, or lines around the eyes.
- Frown lines, and other lines around the mouth.
- Lines in the forehead.
- Lines on the lips.
- Treating muscle spasms, such as those in the eyelids.
- Stopping excessive sweating.
- Treating chronic migraines.
- Treating TMD.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is an injectable treatment. We inject the liquid into your skin at the targeted treatment areas. Botox works by blocking the signals from your nerves to your muscles. This prevents the targeted muscles from contracting. As a result, the wrinkles formed near the treatment areas can relax, and the lines and wrinkles smooth out, reducing the severity or even disappearing altogether.
Getting Botox injections is a fairly quick, simple procedure. There is no need for any type of anesthesia. We use a fine tipped needle to inject the Botox, so all that you feel is some minor discomfort. It can take up to a week, usually between 3 and 7 days, for the effects of the injections to take full effect. Injections may cause some bruising, but this bruising wears off usually within 24 to 48 hours.
Is Botox Permanent?
In short, no, Botox is not permanent. Injections generally last between 3 and 6 months. Eventually, the treatments begin to wear off, which then restores the signals between nerves and muscles. The treated muscles can contract again, which can then lead to the reformation of lines and wrinkles. To maintain the results, you will need periodic retreatments.
With Botox, we can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, restoring a more youthful appearance to your face and your confidence. Call OHIOSmiles at (740) 439-2501 today for more information and to schedule your consultation.