Botox Cosmetic is a very popular FDA-approved injectable treatment, and if you’ve been considering exploring your options, then a board-certified plastic surgeon is your best bet. Botox treatments, primarily made of botulinum toxin, can rejuvenate your skin and achieve a fresher, younger appearance. Here’s what to know about how Botox can help you feel more confident this holiday season.
Smooth Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Wrinkles and fine lines are one of the first signs of aging. They happen because the skin begins to lose collagen and sag over time – it can also happen because facial expressions wear in creases and lines in certain areas.
Botox is one of the best solutions for these signs of aging (called dynamic wrinkles) because it can block muscle movement and relax moderate to severe frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, and smile lines. Botox primarily works by blocking the nerve signals between the nervous system and certain parts of the body that enables muscles to contract.
With a few Botox injections, you can smooth wrinkles so you look more rejuvenated when you express yourself.
Enhance the Lips and Mouth
Receiving Botox Cosmetic injections can also be used to improve the appearance of the lips and mouth. One option is called the lip flip, where a Botox injection is used to relax the muscles around the upper lip. The result is that the lip is pulled upward at the injection site, revealing more of the pink area.
Additionally, Botox injections can be used to upturn the corners of the mouth if they naturally pull downward. The result is a more pleasant, approachable look. Finally, Botox can be used to correct a “gummy smile,” a smile where the gums are more visible when smiling because of the position of the upper and lower lip.
Lift the Brow
The Botox brow lift is becoming one of the more popular uses of Botox. If you have sagging brows and upper eyelids, it can make you look more tired and aged than you really are. It can also take away from your visible eyelids. A Botox brow lift raises and relaxes the muscles of the brow, pulling them upward and reducing the heaviness of the brow. It can be a great painless alternative to a surgical procedure.
Botox injections work by relaxing muscles in opposition to each other, so facial asymmetry can easily be treated and corrected with Botox. This is especially true for areas like the mouth, jaw, eyes, and brow. By injecting Botox into these areas, a provider can bring the face into better proportion and symmetry without surgery.
Prevent Aging Signs
One of the newest approaches to Botox is preventive treatment. By blocking certain muscle movements as early as your 20s and 30s, you can prevent the formation of fine lines and facial wrinkles entirely.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Jeffrey Sweat is a board-certified plastic surgeon, and as one of the leading Botox experts in Sacramento, he and his team of providers are here to help! To learn more about your temporary treatment options for a more refreshed look without surgery, contact our office to schedule a Botox consultation today. We can be reached by calling (916) 400-0822 or filling out our online patient contact form.