As we start to feel that our laugh lines are deepening or our foreheads are looking as wrinkled as a Shar Pei, our first instinct is to ask, how can I fix this? When you squint, smile, raise your eyebrows or frown, muscles contract causing the skin to furrow and fold. Over time, as skin ages, it loses some of its elasticity and these repeated contractions can cause persistent lines. There are several injectables used to correct these lines and it’s important that you know when they are to be used. Because many people don’t know when Botox™ is to be used, they think it’s scary because of the aftermath they have seen from it being used incorrectly.
Where is Botox™ used?
While our facial expressions cause lines around our mouths, in the corner of our eyes, between our eyes and across our forehead, it does not mean that all of these should be corrected with Botox™. By injecting Botox™ into the muscles in small amounts, it causes the muscles to relax and the lines will no longer form. Therefore, it should be used in places like the forehead to alleviate the lines caused by our muscles contracting when we squint and raise our eyebrows. It is not used to fill the lines around our mouths or to make our lips bigger. Using Botox to enhance your lips will be quite scary!
Can it reduce early signs of aging?
Yes, Botox™ smooths and relaxes the muscles that cause the lines and creases that are associated with aging. It is specially designed to work into your skin and mold to your unique facial contours and therefore will soften lines and wrinkles giving results that turn back the years.
Tell me more…
Ok, so here are a few frequently asked questions and answers.
What is the pain level? No more than a little pinch.
Are results immediate? You will see results start to appear in about 7-10 days.
How long does it last? Everybody is different, but you can expect results to last three to six months.
Is Botox™ for me?
If you want to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, then Botox™ is for you. To have a specific area looked at, we recommend coming in for a free consultation so that we can determine what injectable is appropriate for the area you want to have treated and for the look you are seeking. Botox™ isn’t scary like some make it seem so to schedule your consultation or to make an appointment to get a younger looking you, please call Alazzo Med Spa at 301.810.5740.
Melissa Bolden, CRNP graduated from University of Maryland with a Masters in Science as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Melissa has owned and operated Med Spa’s since 2003. Her vast knowledge of aesthetic services and drive for perfection as well as her ability to achieve maximum results places Melissa at the top of the Med Spa industry.