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Consider Botox Injections When You're Worried About Your Facial Wrinkles

If you're getting concerned about the appearance of wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes, it might be time to consider Botox injections. Botox reduces wrinkles by completely relaxing the muscles that it is injected into. It is typically used for crow's feet as well as lines and furrows on the forehead. Here is some more information on how it works and what you can expect when you get Botox injections.

How Botox Eliminates Wrinkles

Botox works by affecting the nerves that trigger muscle movements. This leaves your muscles in a state of temporary relaxation or paralysis. Since you can't squint or furrow your brow, the wrinkles can't form. This gives you the appearance of being wrinkle free. The injections eventually wear off in a few months, and as your muscles begin moving, the wrinkles return.

When that happens you can get another round of Botox injections. When you receive the injections over the long-term, the muscles in your face stay relaxed for so long that the wrinkles tend to fade. Your wrinkles may be much improved even when the Botox wears off.

What Happens When You Get Botox Injections

You take the injections in your doctor's office and you don't need any anesthetic at all. A very tiny needle is used so you may not feel anything during the procedure. If you do feel something, it may be a tingle or heat sensation, but you won't feel discomfort. Your doctor will give you multiple shots in each targeted muscle so the muscle will relax completely. You probably won't notice results right after the procedure because it usually takes a few days for the Botox to take effect. You'll notice a gradual reduction in your wrinkles, and then you should remain wrinkle free for a few months. You might need the injections two or three times each year to maintain your appearance.

Your doctor will give you instructions to follow after the treatments that will affect your results. For instance, you should avoid rubbing the area where you received the injections to avoid moving the Botox around. However, you should be able to resume most of your regular activities the same day.

Botox can make your face appear younger and refreshed. It's an easy treatment to undergo for wrinkles compared to other cosmetic procedures. If your wrinkles make you feel unattractive or old, have your skin evaluated to see if you're a good candidate for Botox. Not all types of wrinkles in all locations respond well to the injections, so you'll need an evaluation from your doctor to see if Botox is right for you. It could be what you need to end your worry over the appearance of facial wrinkles. To learn more, contact a company like Azalea Skin Treatment Center.