While Botox has been an amazing anti-aging tactic for more than a decade, it was primarily used to treat crow’s feet (a.k.a. laugh lines) and frown lines. The FDA has now approved Botox injections for forehead lines, as well.
Botox is a prescription medicine of purified proteins which is injected into facial muscles to relax them. You might remember your mother saying to you as a child, “Stop making that face, or it will freeze that way!” There actually was some truth to that because many years of flexing muscles in the face do result in a lingering effect that creates the lines and wrinkles that you dislike so much. Botox injections block the nerve impulses to those muscles, so they can relax and smooth out.
Botox is a very effective method for dealing with even severe lines and wrinkles, making it a popular anti-aging technique. In fact, more than seven million Americans seek a professional for Botox each year. If you are considering Botox injections, there are three things you need to know:
- You shouldn’t take any anti-inflammatory medications or aspirin for two weeks prior to your treatment.
- You should also avoid alcohol for one week prior.
- It can take up to a week to see the effects, so plan accordingly if you are hoping to look great for that upcoming event or high school reunion.
If you would like to know more about Botox and other anti-aging techniques, give us a call at Ageless in the Triad Med Spa in Kernersville, North Carolina. We have a wide variety of med spa and physician services dedicated to making you look and feel great!