Since neurotoxins have been on the market, they have evolved into treatments for various medical uses. For example, they have been tested and proven effective for eyelid twitching and helping crosseyed patients’ appearance. However, with the emergence of Botox in the early 2000s, other cosmetic benefits could be addressed, like forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and the quotation mark between the eyebrows.
Botox has revolutionized how plastic surgeons and dermatologists can impact aging symptoms. However, since Botox has become a household name, it has become vulnerable to critics about its effectiveness and safety. In reality, Botox is a safe, effective, and an excellent choice for men and women looking to temporarily reverse or suspend aging skin, including deep forehead creases, fine lines, wrinkles, and more. In addition, it offers prospective patients a non-surgical treatment option.
If you’ve been contemplating Botox treatments or want to learn more, you may be impressed with the injectable’s many benefits.
Non-surgical Yet Effective
One of the biggest draws of Botox is it’s a non-surgical treatment. For patients who aren’t willing or able to go under the knife, Botox is an effective option to address their cosmetic concerns. Instead of anesthesia and incisions, Botox patients can opt for numbing agents and injections. For many, it’s a welcome alternative to lengthy surgery, recovery, and downtime.
Derived from the toxin Clostridium botulinum, Botox has been FDA-approved for anti-aging treatments when injected by a suitable clinician. While the word toxin often makes us nervous, the formula is neither a dangerous nor a toxic substance. Instead, it is specifically targeted to freeze selected facial muscles temporarily. With these muscles immobile, facial lines and creases cannot be deepened and will likely diminish in appearance. Botox is especially effective where expressions like smiling and squinting make facial muscles move frequently.
Lines & Wrinkles Diminished or Resolved
Without the muscles constantly moving and creasing the skin, facial lines and wrinkles will begin to smooth. So not only will Botox help to lessen the appearance of existing aging signs, but it can also stop new lines from forming in other places. Combining preventative measures with healing time for the skin is one of Botox’s unique benefits.
Discover how Dr. Sajjadian can use Botox to address cosmetic concerns by browsing through our Botox before and after gallery.
A Quick, Non-Surgical Brow Treatment
During aging, one of the most problematic regions is the forehead and brow, where deep lines can form, and tired muscles can leave your skin to sag. Brow lift surgery is one option to correct these problems, but Botox can provide a temporary, non-surgical alternative. With injections placed strategically in the brow muscles, it can be lifted to a more natural position and alleviate the pressure. Some patients are happy to repeat Botox injections regularly to maintain these results, while others use it to preview what surgery may offer them.
A Low-Risk Option
Risk and potential complications often accompany surgery. While non-surgical treatments carry certain risks, Botox ranks among the safest. Although some mild side effects may occur, like headaches, light tingling, bruising, and discomfort at the injection site, they are rare. Each symptom will gradually subside without long-term damage or complications to follow.
Customizable Treatments for Individual Needs
Botox is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. Instead, Dr. Sajjadian will work with you to discover which areas concern you and what results are optimal. The injections can be used in tiny amounts (Baby Botox) to provide buildable results gradually. Sites with more profound, dramatic wrinkles may need more Botox or, in some cases, a brow lift or eyelid surgery.
By customizing your treatment, Dr. Sajjadian can create a natural result. You don’t need to worry about the frozen look or over-arching brow. Working with Dr. Sajjadian will help you achieve your best results.
Botox Skin Benefits
Botox is a popular cosmetic enhancement because it offers precise results with minimal discomfort. However, Botox can also deliver skin benefits by relieving muscle tension that can initially cause dynamic (expression) wrinkles.
In fact, as a muscle relaxant, Botox prevents these facial muscles from reacting to movements like smiles and laughs.
These repeated movements can crease facial skin, much like when a paper is repeatedly folded. Botox addresses these facial folds by relaxing the skin for a smoother appearance.
Botox Prevents Wrinkles
In addition to its positive impact on your skin, Botox can help prevent wrinkles from forming. Preventative Botox is becoming increasingly popular among younger patients who have noticed facial lines and wrinkles due to those extreme muscle movements. If you use Botox to relax muscles and prevent repeated activity, then it inhibits wrinkle formation.
Help Your Skin Build Collagen
Another significant benefit of Botox is its effect on your skin’s natural ability to look and stay young. A Canadian study from 2015 found that repeated Botox injections positively affect overall facial appearances by improving skin elasticity and underlying skin structure. This benefit can be attributed to promoting higher collagen levels.
Finally, regarding anti-aging results, Botox is one of the market’s most favored and popular cosmetic solutions. Not only is it the bestselling product of its kind, but repeated studies have found that Botox injections are safe and effective for fighting aging symptoms with results that may last longer.
Initially, patients may need to repeat Botox injections every three to four months, but those who consistently use Botox can often go up to six months between treatments.
Learn More with Dr. Sajjadian
As a triple-board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ali Sajjadian helps women and men reach their aesthetic goals by employing the most advanced treatment techniques and upholding the highest standards of quality patient care. Voted as one of “America’s Top Physicians,” Dr. Sajjadian takes pride in helping his patients achieve natural results.
Doctors with board certification demonstrate their commitment to providing their patients with the best, most knowledgeable care. Using his vast knowledge of procedures, Dr. Sajjadian may recommend a combination of procedures to achieve the best results. For example, combining Botox with filler and lasers are very effective in reversing the signs of aging.