Why BOTOX® Is Worth Adding to Your Cosmetic Routine
Although cleansing and moisturizing your skin is an integral part of skincare, it’s often not enough to prevent aging signs from developing. As you age, your skin begins to lose its elasticity in the form of collagen. This process allows it to droop and sag, folding in on itself. These creases can make you look older than you really feel.
BOTOX® is one of the most effective non-surgical anti-aging treatments available, and it’s one of the best ways to prevent aging signs before they begin. Here’s what to know about BOTOX at CARE Plastic Surgery and why it’s worth adding to your calendar sooner rather than later.
What are the first signs of aging?
The first signs of aging tend to develop in areas where the face is mobile, like around the eyes or brows. The upper face tends to have fewer fat deposits than the mid and lower face, meaning it’s easier for creases and fine lines to form with facial movements over the course of a lifetime. Called dynamic wrinkles, some examples include crow’s feet, forehead lines, or frown lines (between the brows). BOTOX is one of the best ways to prevent the formation of these lines and relax furrows that contribute to their appearance.
How does BOTOX work?
BOTOX has actually been in use as a medical treatment for many decades. It’s made with a purified form of bacteria called botulinumtoxin type A. When injected into a muscle or gland, it blocks nerve activity that normally causes movement. The result is reduced muscle movement and relaxation.
When used cosmetically, BOTOX can smooth out existing wrinkles and prevent creasing from normal facial movements. When BOTOX is administered by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, you can still retain your normal facial expressions – BOTOX just prevents the creasing that contributes to dynamic wrinkle formation.
How do I maintain BOTOX results?
Your BOTOX results will emerge within 1-2 weeks of treatment and can last for 3-6 months. To maximize your anti-aging benefits, it’s important to follow these steps:
• Stay active and do physical activities you enjoy
• Eat a healthy, varied diet
• Practice good skincare by washing and moisturizing daily
• Remove makeup before going to bed
• Follow your injector’s aftercare instructions
The most important step in keeping your skin looking young is wearing daily sunscreen with SPF 30+. This protects your skin from UV rays which can cause dryness, pigmentation, and cellular damage. Our skincare specialists can also recommend additional skincare treatments to keep your skin looking young and free of fine lines and wrinkles.
Schedule a Consultation – And Don’t Miss BOTOX Day!
If you’re interested in getting started with BOTOX, stay tuned for BOTOX Cosmetic Day coming November 16th! During BOTOX Day, you can purchase a $50 gift card and get another one free – you can redeem them anytime during an appointment at our office. Additionally, from November 16-30, you can get double points with Allē, the official rewards program from Allergan. You can spend points on additional BOTOX treatments as well as our selection of other Allergan products.
To meet with our nurse injectors and schedule your BOTOX appointment, contact our Cary, NC office by calling or filling out our online form.