The Facts of Life for Fighting Aging with Botox
What is Botox?
Botox is a prescription medicine made from a more pure form of botulinum toxin A. Botox injections by needle are used to relax the muscles in the face and therefore it counteracts and against wrinkles and fine lines to create a smooth canvas of the face once more. Only trust botox treatments from a Board of Plastic Surgery certified plastic surgeon or a dermatologist.
Keep in mind while some people claim that starting botox in their twenties helped them prevent any wrinkles from forming know that it’s a waste of money and time to start getting botox in your twenties. Typically from ages thirty to forty are a good time to start botox treatment if it’s what you want to do. There are some exceptions to that rule of thumb however if a person is prematurely aging or very stressed out and causing fine lines to form quicker.
The Difference between Botox Injections and Botox Fillers
Botox injections can be used to smooth and relax fine lines and some wrinkles. Deep set wrinkles and face plumping though can only be achieved with injections and botox fillers or other fillers like Juvederm and Radiesse. The injection just helps to relax the facial muscles, while a filler plumps the skin back up to look youthful.
Where Can Botox be Injected to the Face?
For the very best results botox can be applied to the forehead, crow’s feet around eyes and the “11” lines between the eyebrows. Some plastic surgeons also will administer botox where frown lines or smoker lines form around the mouth.
It’s usually common for the effects of botox to go away after three or four months. Most people using this beautifying treatment for their wrinkles get it redone every three to four months, but some people opt to do it only twice a year to create a more relaxed face without looking unnaturally frozen.