When you think about reversing the aging process, what do you think of? Most people would answer that question by saying that they would grow young. Unfortunately, that is not a real possibility at this moment. However, what is a real possibility is reversing some of the changes that happen to your appearance on the outside that cause you to look older. For example, wrinkles are one of the major side effects of aging. They make you look older and more tired than you really feel. You can reverse these wrinkles with BOTOX®.
BOTOX® works by relaxing your muscles and the way they contract, which can lead to more youthful-looking skin for you. As you make facial expressions again and again throughout your life, your muscles contract again and again. When you are on the younger side and your skin is at its healthiest, it is mostly unaffected by the contractions of the muscles underneath. However, as you lose volume in your skin and these creases continue to take place year after year, your skin will eventually become affected. This leads to fine lines, wrinkles and even folds in your face. BOTOX® reverses these wrinkles by relaxing the muscles in your face. They will not contract in the same way as they did before, which means that your skin is left looking smooth and soft.
Do I Qualify for Treatment?
Since BOTOX® is such a safe and thoroughly studied procedure, most healthy adults make good candidates for it. The ideal candidate would include someone in good general health who wants to smooth out the dynamic wrinkles on their face. If you are unsure, one of our experts can help you decide if this treatment is right for you.
What are BOTOX® treatments like?
They are actually very simple. After it is determined that you are a good candidate for the treatment during your initial consultation, you may be pleased to find out that the actual treatment session is very short. The areas that will receive treatment will be cleaned, and the areas that you want to treat will be carefully injected with the solution.
You will likely start seeing results of your BOTOX® treatment about five to seven days after you receive the initial injections. Afterward, you can expect to enjoy your results for up to six months. After the treatment wears off, you can return to our office to receive touch-up treatments and maintain your results.
At South Lake OB/GYN, our specialists proudly serve Clermont and the surrounding areas with both gynecological and cosmetic services. Contact us today to find out if treatment with BOTOX® is right for you.