All about Botox for Facial Rejuvenation
As we age, our bodies begin to change. The skin around your eyes may begin to sag, and you may notice a few wrinkles that weren’t there yesterday. These are all natural occurrences, but you shouldn’t have to look older than you feel. With facial rejuvenation techniques like Botox, you can keep your skin looking as fresh and vibrant as you feel.
What is Botox?
Botox is a medication that is injected into specific muscles in the face to decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox works to block the signals from nerves to the muscles, so that the muscles receiving the injection can no longer contract. This causes the wrinkles in your skin to relax and soften.
Botox injections can be used for other health problems like:
- Excessive underarm sweating
- Uncontrollable blinking
- Misaligned eyes (lazy eye)
- Chronic migraines
Botox for Facial Rejuvenation
For facial rejuvenation, Botox is most commonly used to treat:
- Forehead wrinkles that appear when you raise your eyebrows
- Crow’s feet wrinkles that appear on the around the corners of your eyes
- Frown lines that appear between your eyebrows
The effects of your Botox injections will take about three to seven days to fully kick in, and they will last about four to six months. As the Botox effects fade, your muscles will regain mobility, and the lines and wrinkles will reappear and need to be treated again. As time goes on and you continue with your Botox treatments, the lines and wrinkles will begin to look less severe because the muscles are now being trained to relax.
Possible Side Effects from Botox
Botox is a safe and effective facial rejuvenation treatment. However, like many medications there are possible side effects.
- Discomfort or pain at the injection site
- Eyelid droop
- Dry eye or excessive tearing
- Crooked smile
- Cockeyed eyebrows
The above side effects are all those that will eventually go away. Drooping and effects on other parts of the face can occur if you rub the area of injection or lie down immediately after receiving your injection.
More serious side effects are unlikely but can occur on occasion. These side effects include:
- Muscle weakness
- Trouble breathing
- Issues with speaking or swallowing
- Vision problems
- Loss of bladder control
Botox is just one facial rejuvenation treatment that can help you feel happier and more confident as you age. Botox for facial rejuvenation is a fast, non-invasive way of keeping your skin looking youthful. Under the care of professionals, you can maintain a young and vibrant look as you age.