Even if we take good care of our skin and follow all the healthy skin routines, wrinkles are inevitable and are a normal sign of aging. Many people don’t mind wrinkles and want to age gracefully like fine wine. However, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to look younger and more youthful than your age. If you love your skin but may want to make a few changes, such as getting a smoother face by removing wrinkles, then you should give Botox a try. Not only has it been tried, tested and proven to work for 20 years, but is also the only FDA-approved treatment of its kind.

What is Botox?

It is a non-surgical procedure where a dermatologist injects the treatment into specific muscles of the face. The treatment will block the signals being transmitted from the facial nerves all the way to the muscles. Therefore, the injected muscles won’t be able to contract and this will relax and soften your wrinkles.

Despite being primarily used to treat the fine lines of the face and reduce wrinkles, it can also be used in many other ways such as correcting crossed eyes, reducing excessive sweat, reducing joint pain, reducing allergic symptoms and relieving muscle tension.

How is the procedure done?

The Botox dermatologist will use a tiny needle to inject the cosmetic treatment into a few muscles of the face. You will only experience mild discomfort. However, if you don’t want the discomfort, the doctor can use a numbing cream to make you feel comfortable. The results will start to show after 24 to 48 hours.

Benefits for your skin

The cosmetic treatment removes facial wrinkles at the corners of your eyes, between your brows, across your forehead, on your chin and even around your lips. It works by freezing the muscles and preventing even deeper lines from forming on your face.

It also reduces frowning since it lifts the corners of the mouth. Moreover, it softens any excessive puckering or dimpling of the chin through relaxing the mentalis muscle. In addition to softening and reducing dimples and puckering, it also elevates the brows for people who may have droopy or aging brows.

The treatment also helps to improve your smile by correcting the gummy smile. Moreover, it lifts the droopy nasal tip, which enhances the facial appearance. Not only does it work wonders for your smile but your jawline as well. Many people love their jawline the way it is. However, if they would like to change it, they can do so through getting the treatment which works by reducing the masseter muscle hypertrophy or the thickness of the jawline.

Apart from its cosmetic uses, the treatment has also been known to improve many other skin-related conditions such as burns, acne, scleroderma and Raynaud’s disease. Although the treatment is popularly used for its cosmetic benefits, it can also treat other conditions such as chronic migraines, excessive perspiration, cervical dystonia and overactive bladders among others. In the decades to come, there is anticipation that the treatment can be used to improve the function of patients and the overall quality of life.