Injections of botulinum toxin, better known as Botox, are the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the United States.
It’s also one of the most widely studied treatments in existence. Available as a wrinkle treatment since the 1980s, Botox injections are considered safe and effective in wrinkle treatment and prevention.
Botox works by temporarily preventing communication between the nerves that signal certain muscles from contracting. For example, if you have “eleven” wrinkles between your eyebrows — two lines that appear to form the number 11 — Dr. Vu would administer the Botox so that the muscles that contract and cause those wrinkles wouldn’t receive the nerve signal to contract.
You’ll be able to see an effect almost immediately, and the results of your Botox injection usually last about three months. There are some good reasons to consider having regular injections.
Prevention is the best medicine
One of the best reasons to get Botox regularly, instead of waiting for times you want to look your best, is that regular injections prevent wrinkles from forming.
There are two types of wrinkles: dynamic and static. Dynamic wrinkles are visible when you raise your brows, smile, frown, or make some other expression. Static wrinkles are visible when your face is at rest.
Static wrinkles are like dynamic wrinkles permanently etched into your skin. Static wrinkles can be treated, but it’s better if they never appear in the first place, and that can be accomplished by stopping dynamic wrinkles — which is exactly what Botox does.
Less becomes more
Another good reason for adding Botox to your regular beauty routine is that over time, you’ll need less Botox to achieve the same effect. That’s both because your face will become accustomed to not making the expressions that cause your dynamic wrinkles and because the muscles that are affected by Botox weaken.
Since you’ll need fewer units of Botox, you’ll spend less on each treatment.
Over time, your injections are also likely to last a bit longer, meaning you won’t need to have an injection every three months. Every person is different, but many people find regular injections last longer than if you only have one now and then.
If you’ve ever heard that “too much” Botox can cause eyelid droop, you’ve been misinformed. The actual cause of eyelid droop is poorly placed injections.
One thing you can be certain of when you come to Skinzone Medical is that you’re in good hands. Dr. Vu has the skills and expertise you need when you’re trusting your face to someone.
You can trust Dr. Vu to provide perfect placement of your injections as well as superb guidance on how often you should have injections in order to obtain the best results. Take a look at our testimonials page, and then book your appointment.