How to look relaxed and refreshed in Beverly Hills CA with Botox Injections
Botox is one of the most commonly requested procedures for facial rejuvenation. As a minimally invasive procedure, it is injected into areas of the face to soften lines and wrinkles. For patients in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Dennis Dass offers Botox injections to minimize the appearance of lines helping patients look youthful and refreshed.
Botox treatments are popular among patients who are beginning to look for anti-aging solutions. Frown lines between the eyes, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet around the eyes are often the first areas that start to show the signs of aging. Botox is a safe, effective way to improve these lines.
How Botox works
Botox is a neuromodulator that relaxes the muscles giving the skin time to recover and smooth out. We get lines in our skin from making regular facial expressions. The muscles used to make these expressions move constantly. This results in creases in the skin.
Over time the skin becomes damaged by the sun, toxins, and environmental factors. Between aging and the environmental damage, the skin is unable to recover and rejuvenate as quickly from the creases caused by the facial expressions. Botox is a simple way to gently relax the muscles allowing the skin is to recover and repair itself. The skin smooths so the lines and creases are no longer noticeable.
Botox can be used to treat and prevent. For patients who do not have facial lines when their muscles are resting, Botox is a preventative measure. It relaxes the muscles, so the skin is not creased as forcefully preventing the formation of lines and wrinkles. Patients who already have existing lines at rest, Botox relaxes the muscles and softens the appearance of creases. The result is smoother, more youthful skin.
Undergoing Botox treatments does not have to be thought of as scary or unfamiliar. The neuromodulator used to relax the muscles is metabolized in the same way as the natural substance in the body. Botox breaks down and is out of your skin within approximately four months of the injection. Repeated injections are required to maintain the fresh, unlined skin.
Botox injections may be a possibility for men or women searching for anti-aging options. Anyone who looks tired or angry even at rest may consider Botox. This treatment opens up the central face, relaxes lines, and produces a happier, more awake appearance. There is no right age or time to start Botox. It is successful for men and women as treatment or prevention. Patients in their twenties may start getting Botox injections in hopes of avoiding deeper wrinkles. Other patients may wait until wrinkles have fully developed.
What to expect
With any anti-aging or cosmetic treatment, patients need to be realistic about their expectations. A physician may review a patient’s medical history, experience with Botox, and goals for the treatment during the appointment. Patients may be asked to squint, smile, or frown. The expressions show the location and depth of the wrinkles. The patient’s history with neuromodulators and treatment expectations determine the number of units needed.
Botox injections are performed in just 10-20 minutes and are easily tolerated. The treatment has been described as quick, tiny pinpricks. A very tiny, sterile needle is used for the procedure. For the crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes, injections are placed into the muscle that frames each eye. For frown lines, injections are positioned into five areas along the lower part of the forehead. Although side effects are minimal, patients may experience redness at the injection sites. Bruising is less common and will fade with time.
Botox gradually takes effect as the lines begin to soften and fade from view. Full effects start to show within a week and last approximately four months. The skin will be smooth and refreshed, but not frozen. Patients can still make expressions and will look natural.
Botox is safe, effective, and gives a natural, youthful appearance. Although commonly used in the upper portion of the face, Botox can be used for the following:
- Around the mouth to turn up the corners of the mouth
- Along the neck to relax neck bands
- In the lower face to contour the shape of the jaw.