As we get older, our skin starts to become stubborn. Keeping it plump, smooth, and wrinkle-free will be a challenge. You might have heard options in the beauty world these days on how to get rid of your wrinkles and fine lines. Botox is one of the most popular options nowadays. If you are thinking of getting a wrinkle relaxer treatment like Botox, the decision can be daunting. But this might just be the solution that you need for your facial aging.
What Is Botox?
Botox is botulism toxin, a compound made by bacteria. It may sound scary but when used in controlled doses, it can be safe and effective to smoothen fine lines and wrinkles. The botox compound will be injected into a specific area – crow’s feet around your eye area, creases between your eyes, brow lines, and horizontal wrinkles on your forehead.
Once inside, it will bind with your muscle receptors that can affect the nerves. As a result, it will stop your nerve from releasing a chemical that can make the target muscle fire. This specific function decreases and the wrinkle the was formed when the muscles contract will be reduced or can go away completely.
Questions To Ask Yourself About Botox
Getting Botox treatment is not an easy decision to make. You have to make sure that you are mentally and physically ready before you make your decision. Aside from that, before agreeing for a Botox treatment, it is important that you have answers to these questions:
- Am I ready?
Being ready for a treatment like Botox can be a lot of things. You have to make sure that you have done your research, you are financially ready and 100% decided to proceed with the treatment. Although this is just a temporary fix, it can still make a change in your facial appearance.
What are my expectations?
If you already have a basic understanding of how Botox works, then you are good to proceed. But if not, it is best to read up even on the basics before you schedule for an appointment. By doing so, you would know what to expect during and after the treatment.
- What is my treatment goal?
This is a personal preference. It is important that before you sign up for this treatment, you already know what ‘look’ are you trying to achieve. Remember that Botox works within your muscles. After the treatment, it is normal for you to look quite a bit “frozen.”
- Am I patient enough to wait for the results?
Unlike the dermal fillers where you can immediately see the results, wrinkle relaxers like Botox can take a bit of time to kick in and see its full effect. In general, the results are visible in 7 to 10 days after the treatment.
Botox And Filler: Are They The Same?
Botox and Fillers are NOT the same. Botox impacts the muscles while the filler “fills” the wrinkles and even out any mismatches in the volume of your face. If say for example a line is too deep to be treated using Botox, using a filler can be the temporary fix to reduce its appearance. Once injected, Botox will take 1-10 days to kick in and can last for at least 3 to 4 months in general, while the fillers can last for up to nine months on average. Of course, the results will always differ for each patient.
Are you ready to bring out your youthful glow? If yes, then it is time to reconsider getting a Botox treatment. If you are tired of dealing with those fine lines, then call Dr Zacharia today and find out your options. Give yourself the chance to feel and look young again!