Botox® has garnered a pretty big reputation to make it stand out among other cosmetic treatments and is one of the best-known and most popular dermal filler and injectable treatments. Many patients have regular Botox® treatments in an effort to diminish signs of aging and even prevent wrinkles from developing or worsening. However, not all patients know where Botox® can be used – and where it cannot.
Botox® for Facial Lines and Wrinkles
Perhaps the best-known application of Botox® is for wrinkles in the face. It is most often used in the forehead to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the area. Many patients also use Botox® between the eyebrows to address frown lines and achieve a more youthful appearance. Additionally, Botox® can help patients can address crows’ feet, which appear on the outside corners of the eyes. The reason Botox® works is that it relaxes facial muscles to prevent them from contracting, which is the main cause of the common wrinkles above. If Botox® is used for other areas of the face, your facial expressiveness could suffer depending on the muscles treated. This is how Botox® can cause the frozen or plastic look that so many people fear from injectable treatments.
How Long Does Botox® Last?
The results from Botox® are visible within days and can last up to six months in some patients. After the results begin to fade, many patients choose to schedule maintenance treatments in order to maintain their results. With no downtime and a quick, easy procedure, Botox® is an ideal anti-aging treatment for patients with busy lifestyles.
Where Can I Try Botox®?
To learn more about the Botox® treatment or try it for yourself, contact us today to schedule a consultation at Anh Vu, M.D. We are proud to offer Botox® and other injectable treatments to residents of Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, St. Augustine and the surrounding areas of Florida.