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As we get older, we all begin to see signs of aging surface on our faces. Wrinkles and crow’s feet form around the eyes while creases and fine lines settle onto the forehead, cheeks and mouth. But as common as they may be, these pesky lines and wrinkles create an older-looking, tired look. At Mack Eye Center, we offer a non-invasive solution for patients who seek facial rejuvenation but are not ready to undergo surgical treatment. Botox is a quick and effective procedure that helps restore a younger-looking face. Read on to learn more about how Botox can rejuvenate your appearance.
What Is Botox?
Botox is an FDA-approved neurotoxin injectable used to treat dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that appear when smiling, frowning or making other facial expressions). The treatment works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles and preventing them from contracting. As a result, the wrinkles on the overlying skin are smoothed out, creating a younger-looking facial appearance.
Am I a Candidate for Botox?
You may be a suitable candidate for Botox if you have:
- Creases or deep folds on the forehead
- Crow’s feet (wrinkles that form around the outer corner of the eyes)
- Lines between the eyebrows
- Lines around the nose and mouth
- Fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck
Treatment with Botox can be performed in just one convenient visit to our office and in as little as 30 minutes. Botox injections are painless; however, a numbing cream may be applied on the treatment area to minimize discomfort. During the procedure, your doctor will use a fine needle to inject Botox into the facial muscles being treated. The targeted muscles stop contracting, and the overlying skin becomes smoother. This effect is gradual, and typically occurs in as little as three to five days after treatment.
Immediately after your procedure, you may experience some slight redness and swelling in the treatment area. These side effects are temporary and should dissipate a day or two after treatment. There is no downtime required with Botox; you are free to return to your normal routine immediately and enjoy your rejuvenated appearance.
Maintaining Your Youthful Appearance
The effects of Botox are temporary and typically last three to four months, depending on the amount of Botox used and the extent of your wrinkles. To maintain your rejuvenated appearance, our doctors recommend you schedule repeat treatments. After a couple of years of repeat injections, it is not unusual for people to go six to 12 months between treatments.
Schedule a Botox Appointment
The doctors at Mack Eye Center are dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. To learn more about Botox and how it can help you regain a softer, youthful appearance, contact Mack Eye Center. Schedule a one-on-one consultation today by calling (847) 755-9393.