Botox® - Plymouth, MA
As aging inevitably occurs, people will notice changes in many aspects of their lives, including in their faces, like laugh lines, forehead wrinkles, and crows feet. More often than not, these age markers are an unwelcome surprise in the mirror. Aging gracefully doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience, especially when aided by products like Botox, offered at Radiant Remedies located in Plymouth, MA.
What is BOTOX® ?
Botox is an injectable product used to temporarily paralyze muscles in the face, reducing the appearance of unwanted lines and wrinkles. Botox is shorthand for Botulinum toxin—this toxin is what causes the temporary paralysis, and thus, the reduction of wrinkles. It occurs naturally in snake oil, and in the digestive tracts of crabs.
Today, Botox is the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedure. It is widely used by both men and women alike, but it comes with some associated risks. The most common unwanted side effect is pain or bruising at the injection site, with a host of other possibilities that are highly unlikely.
It is the first and only FDA-approved product to temporarily improve both moderate to severe frown lines (11's) between brows and crows feet lines around the sides of the eyes. At Radiant Remedies in Plymouth, MA, we offer Botox as a safe and effective treatment.
What is the treatment with BOTOX® in Plymouth like?
It targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow's feet-the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your doctor will inject these muscles with BOTOX Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You'll begin to notice a visible smoothing of these lines.
Generally, those receiving Botox will feel very little discomfort during the injection process. Following the procedure, rubbing or massaging the injection site should be avoided, as it could spread the toxin to other parts of the body causing negative side effects. Since the Botox is only a temporary solution, prolonged effects can only be achieved by receiving injections several times a year.
What causes frown lines between the brows?
The lines that appear between your brows actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time. When powerful muscles between the brows contract, they draw the brows together, causing the skin to fold or furrow. As skin becomes less elastic with age, those folds or furrows result in stubborn lines also known as the 11's.
Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
Although you may see a marked improvement, a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic does not make you look like you’ve “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
How soon will I see a difference?
You can expect to see results within days after your treatment, and the appearance of the area between your brows may continue to improve for up to a week.
Aging does not have to be a stressful process. With the aid of substances like Botox in the hands of a skilled professional, the rough edges of growing older can be significantly softened.
Contact us today to make an appointment for a consultation at Radiant Remedies in Plymouth, MA.