Frown lines and crow’s feet can be frustrating features that develop on your face as you age. The more you hold your facial expression in certain positions, the more likely these wrinkles develop.
But, even if you scrunch your face too often, it is possible to reduce and eliminate the appearance of these lines. Botox is one such way to limit the appearance of crow’s feet and frown lines.
The doctors at Evergreen Eye Center use Botox injections to tighten skin and help you look younger. If you struggle with excessive frown lines or crow’s feet, Botox treatment can help. It will make you look younger by making the skin on your face smooth and wrinkle-free.
What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable treatment for wrinkles and frown lines on your face. It is an injection of botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox relaxes the muscles in your face that cause wrinkles when they contract. When these muscles cannot move, they do not create any lines or wrinkles.
It can get injected into the muscles that cause frown lines, crow’s feet, and lines around your mouth. When it does, these wrinkles get temporarily smoothed out.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Wrinkle-reduction from Botox injections is temporary. The benefits only last as long as the neurotransmission remains blocked.
New neurotransmission sites can develop within two or three months after injection. Once these sites grow, the Botox can no longer prevent muscle contractions.
But, you can get Botox more than once. You can use it for continual smooth skin. For continued prevention of facial lines and wrinkles, you can get Botox injections every three to six months.
How Does Botox Get Injected?
Botox injections are an outpatient procedure done at your doctor’s office. They take a few minutes to do and have minimal recovery time.
You can get botox injections and be back to your everyday routine minutes after getting them. However, there is a chance they could cause slight bruising around the injection site.
Getting the injections doesn’t require any anesthesia or painkillers. That’s because they get injected right underneath your skin.
You and your doctor decide together where you would like to get treated with Botox. Then, they will administer shallow injections into those muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
After that, you can leave the office and go about your day. The results of the injections should be noticeable within twenty-four to seventy-two hours. And they should last for around three months. Although in some cases, they can last longer.
Would you like to get rid of wrinkles and frown lines on your face? Schedule an appointment at Evergreen Eye Center to discuss Botox to prevent crow’s feet and frown lines.