Three Areas to Smooth Wrinkles with BOTOX® Injections
Ever wish you could turn back the clock on wrinkles and creases? In this guide, we'll discuss how BOTOX injections can smooth away fine lines in key areas of the face. Run by certified women's health care nurse practitioner Patience Peale, Flawless Salon and Medical Spa in Butte, MT, offers a range of beautifying treatments to help you achieve a youthful appearance.
Before we begin, let's learn a little about wrinkle relaxers. Unlike dermal fillers that plump the skin from beneath, BOTOX targets the underlying cause of wrinkles — muscle contractions. When administered to specific facial muscles, BOTOX blocks the underlying nerve signals. The process is usually quick and virtually painless, with little to no downtime required.
Now, let's explore the three main areas that benefit from BOTOX.
1. The forehead
One of the most common areas to treat with BOTOX is the forehead. As we age, repeated facial expressions like frowning or raising our eyebrows can create horizontal lines across the forehead. By injecting wrinkle relaxers in the area, the muscles responsible for these lines are relaxed, allowing the skin to appear refreshed and rejuvenated.
2. Around the eyes
Crow's feet are fine lines that spread out from the outer corners of our eyes. The more we smile, squint, or laugh, the deeper they become. Luckily, BOTOX can target delicate areas around the eyes and smooth out wrinkles without causing the "frozen" look that many fear. Instead, you can be left with a rested look.
3. Between the brows
Sometimes called elevens, these vertical lines appear between the eyebrows as we frown, squint, or concentrate. Over time, these repetitive muscle contractions can give the face an unintentionally stern or angry appearance. With carefully placed injections, BOTOX can relax these muscles and soften the lines between the brows.
Can I target more than one area?
At Flawless Salon and Medical Spa in Butte, MT, we offer personalized BOTOX treatment plans so patients can achieve their desired results. This sometimes means treating more than one area at a time. If you have concerns about multiple wrinkles, don't hesitate to discuss them with Patience Peale during your initial consultation.
Many people believe that wrinkle relaxers are only for older people looking to reverse the signs of aging. However, BOTOX can also be used preventatively. By starting treatments earlier, you may be able to delay the development of deeper wrinkles and maintain a youthful look for even longer. Remember, it's almost never too late (or early) to start your anti-aging regimen.
What about aftercare?
After your BOTOX injections, it's important to follow a few simple instructions to ensure the best outcomes possible. Avoid rubbing or pressing down on the treated area for at least 24 hours, and try not to lie down or exercise for four hours post-treatment. Also, be sure to avoid alcohol and anti-inflammatory medications like aspirin and ibuprofen. Wrinkle relaxers typically last 3 – 4 months, so follow-up sessions will be necessary to maintain smooth skin.
Treat yourself to younger-looking skin
Whether your fine lines and wrinkles are in the forehead, around the eyes, or between the brows, BOTOX injections may be just the solution you've been searching for. Schedule a consultation with certified women's health care nurse practitioner Patience Peale at Flawless Salon and Medical Spa in Butte, MT to discuss your options today. Past patients love their results,