Do you see evidence of crow’s feet on your face? Are those lines you spot between your brows?
Some people might shrug these off. After all, wrinkles can be beautiful. But if you’re not a big fan of wrinkles, worry not! You have many options — one of them being Botox.
Botox, when done right, promises remarkable results. The fact is, people are curious about its wrinkle-reducing abilities, with celebrities on TV shows and increasing access, said to be some of the reasons behind the surge.
By far the most common use is as a non-surgical cosmetic treatment, to smooth wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming – known as preventative Botox®. The aim is to subtly lift key points using small amounts of Botox® to create a fresher appearance. All the muscles and structures of the face are linked, so you have to consider how they move together in order to create a natural look.
What is Botox?
Botox® is actually a trade name for Botulinum toxin, a neurotoxic protein that temporarily paralyses muscles when injected. When Botulinum toxin is injected into a muscle underneath the skin surface, it relaxes the muscle causing the overlaying skin to appear smoother, making it a popular anti-wrinkle treatment in the cosmetics industry.
Where Can Botox Be Injected?
You can get Botox injections in different sites of your body. For example, you can get it in your armpits, scalp, feet, or hands if you have hyperhidrosis. In terms of your face, you get injections in the following areas:
– Across your eyebrows (for frown lines)
– Between your eyebrows
– Crow’s feet
– Bunny lines (the sides of your nose)
– Under the eyes
How long does Botox® last?
The results of Botulinum toxin start appearing only a few hours after treatment, with the full effect setting in at around the three day mark. These results last around four to six months. Botox® is self limiting and normally lasts between 4 to 6 months and isn’t accumulative.