In 2018, more than 7.4 million Americans received Botox® injections to help turn back the clock on their looks. So, what are you waiting for? When it comes to your beauty routine, if you’re looking for an effective and quick solution that can erase lines and wrinkles to restore your younger, fresher look, Botox is the treatment for you.
At Dontage, our aesthetic expert, Waseeb Garbia, PA-C, wants you to know how easily you can add Botox to your beauty routine just like so many others.
Your aging look
Yes, those lines and wrinkles that appear on your skin are part of the natural aging process. Many things in your body seem to slow down with each passing year, including the production of collagen.
This vital youth-enhancing protein is what keeps your skin strong and resilient. When production slows down, your skin loses its ability to “bounce back,” resulting in those lines and creases.
But what really causes those lines anyway? Every time your squint, frown, or raise your forehead in surprise, the muscles under your skin cause the skin to fold. When you were younger, this wasn’t a big deal because the elasticity allows your skin to bounce back to keep everything smooth.
Now that some of the elasticity in your skin is gone, however, the folding action caused by your muscles creates folds, creases, and wrinkles that don’t bounce back.
Botox to the rescue
But all is not lost. Botox is a cosmetic injection that temporarily halts the action of the muscle under your skin to stop the folding that creates the creases, lines, and wrinkles.
We use Botox to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles from many trouble spots, including your:
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Neck lines
- Lines near your jaw
After the injection, you should start to notice smoother skin within 24-48 hours, and the effects should last 3-4 months.
Quick and effective
In addition to being effective, Botox injections take next to no time at all and can easily fit into any schedule, making it easy for you to incorporate into your regular beauty routine. At Dontage, we can have you in and out in 30 minutes or less. In fact, it takes us only about 10 minutes for us to inject the Botox into the targeted areas.
While you may feel a slight pinch during the injection, the needle we use for your Botox is small, and pain is well-tolerated by most. The number of injections you need may depend on where we’re placing the injections, and we can review the specifics during your consultation so you know what to expect before we get started.
After your Botox, you can go right back to your usual day. You can even apply makeup to mask any redness that may develop at the site of your injection. However, we do recommend that you wait at least two hours before you hit the gym or engage in any strenuous activity.
We suggest that you return to the office for repeat injections as soon as you start to notice a return of your lines and wrinkles. Regular, routine Botox injections may prolong the effects by causing the muscle under your skin to thin.
If you’re ready to make Botox a regular part of your beauty routine, call Dontage today, send the team a message here on their website, or use the convenient online booking feature.