Lines and wrinkles are inevitable, but most people notice the formation of expression lines in their late 20s and early 30s. If genetics or the aging process has led to the development of minor to severe lines on the upper half of your face, we have a solution that will help. At Soza Clinic in Richardson, TX, we offer Botox injections to help smooth your skin and temporarily eradicate wrinkles.
Are You a Good Candidate for Botox?
If dynamic wrinkles have formed on the upper half of your face due to repetitive expressions throughout your life, you may be a good candidate for Botox. Men and women of different ages with different goals can use this cosmetic injectable to smooth wrinkles and achieve a youthful complexion.
Results look subtle, natural and help make your skin glow. Choosing to begin a routine with cosmetic injectables is a completely personal decision. Still, there are some factors that not only qualify you for treatment but will motivate you to begin this treatment.
Men and Women
This anti-aging medicine isn’t just for women and is often affectionately referred to as Brotox when referring to the treatment for men. However, the treatment process and injection points are the same for both men and women. Men make good candidates as well as women because wrinkles can form on their faces that can cause them to look older or angrier than they are.
This injectable can help increase the confidence in men who undergo treatment and help them look and feel their best in their personal and professional lives. We can take a conservative approach in treating men so that you still retain movement and look natural, but those lines and creases soften just enough to improve your appearance and your sense of confidence.
Those With Visible Lines and Wrinkles
If lines and wrinkles have become visible and even prominent in the upper half of your face, you may be a good candidate for this neuromodulator. The goal of this anti-aging injectable is to smooth visible lines and wrinkles and restore youth to the face.
Those with lines and wrinkles can benefit from beginning a routine with this injectable because it will transform their look and erase lines and wrinkles. If you have no visible lines and wrinkles, count your blessings and keep this treatment in the back of your mind because when those first wrinkles appear, you’ll know exactly what you need to do.
Those With Crow’s Feet
Crow’s feet are those little lines that form around the outside of the eyes. When you smile, your eye muscles move, and your cheeks push upward, which contributes to the deepening of crow’s feet over time. To treat crow’s feet, we can administer injections into the large muscle that circles the eyes to help smooth these lines temporarily so that they aren’t so prominent.
Those With Forehead Lines
Raising and contracting your forehead muscles over a lifetime causes forehead lines and wrinkles. These muscles can become deep and prominent, and repetitive use will lead to etched lines that vary in depth and severity. If your forehead lines affect your appearance and confidence, you are most likely a good candidate for this cosmetic injectable. Injections in the forehead will help smooth and soften these lines.
Those With Frown Lines
Frown lines are those little grooves that form between the eyebrows from repetitive squinting, frowning, and other regular expressions. These can deepen over time because often, you are frowning and moving those muscles without even realizing it.
For some, these lines are faint and barely noticeable; for others, they are more severe and obvious. Injections in this area can smooth these lines to lighten your face and improve your appearance. You’ll look less angry and less concerned. Results will help you instead look more youthful and well-rested.
Those Who Have Experienced Premature Aging
Aging doesn’t discriminate, and it affects everyone, but sometimes you can be in your mid-20s and begin to see the premature signs of aging. Premature aging is most often due to genetics, and thankfully, you have options. This cosmetic injectable can help address premature aging by smoothing lines and wrinkles on the upper half of your face to help increase your confidence and make you feel like your current age, not your future age.
You Aren’t Allergic to Neurotoxins
Some patients cannot safely undergo this treatment because they have had an allergic or adverse reaction to a cosmetic injectable in the past. When you come in for your initial consultation, we will review your health history and discuss any reactions you may have had to this cosmetic injectable in the past to decide whether or not you are a good candidate for this treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Botox?
Botox is a cosmetic treatment that smoothes and erases wrinkles temporarily. This cosmetic injectable blocks the communication between the neurotransmitters and the muscles. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that tell the muscles to contract.
The ingredients in Botox keep these neurotransmitters from sending messages to the muscles. When the muscles don’t contract, expression lines are softened. This anti-aging medicine is preventative and helps relax the muscles so that they can no longer contribute to the deepening of expression lines.
What Can It Treat?
This cosmetic injectable is FDA-approved to treat frown lines, also known in medical terms as glabellar lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes, among other facial wrinkles. It is designed to target and treat expression lines and wrinkles on the upper half of the face that form due to dynamic muscular movements throughout your lifetime.
What Causes Dynamic Expression Lines?
If you’ve had a wrinkle-free face until your late 20s or 30s, you can attribute it to the aging process. As your age, your body produces less collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.
All of these substances work together to keep your skin smooth, youthful, and supple over time, but once production decreases, your skin doesn’t bounce back like it used to. Expression lines don’t fade anymore, and you’re left with indentations, lines, and wrinkles that make you feel anything but youthful.
Is It Preventative?
Beginning a route regimen with this cosmetic injectable can be an effective preventative measure because it will smooth those expression lines and keep them from deepening. It addresses your pre-existing lines and helps prevent the deepening and formation of future lines and wrinkles.
How Long Does It Take To Notice Results?
Contrary to what you may think, if you’ve never experienced this injectable before, you may think you will walk out of your appointment with a significant improvement in your lines and wrinkles. This is not the case. It does take some time for the ingredients to effectively relax the muscles. For some, this happens within the first 24 hours of treatment, but for most, it takes up to a week for those ingredients to settle into the muscle.
You will still be able to express normally once your appointment is over, but as the ingredients slowly take effect, you will feel your muscles relax, and you will no longer be able to force your face into extreme, expressive movements.
How Long Will the Results Last?
On average, patients experience results that last anywhere from three to five months, sometimes even longer. It depends on your body’s reaction to the ingredients in this injectable and how quickly it metabolizes those ingredients. While you can’t prolong your results, you can enhance your results by taking care of your skin and following a healthy lifestyle so that your results look that much better.
The benefit of this injectable is that results are temporary, so if for any reason you need to temporarily stop treatment, you can easily do so and resume at your convenience.
How Many Units Will I Need?
The best way to determine the total number of units you will need in your problem areas is to schedule an initial consultation at our office. At this consultation, we will analyze your treatment areas and discuss your concerns.
We will then create a customized treatment plan that includes the total number of units you will need to achieve your desired results. When it comes to cosmetic injectables, less it’s always more because with Botox especially, you can always add more, but you can’t undo too much.
Is the Treatment Painful?
The injection process is virtually painless because this cosmetic injectable is fitted with an ultra-thin needle. This helps the needle insert into the muscle quickly and painlessly. To help ensure optimal comfort, we can apply a topical numbing cream to your skin before beginning the treatment so that you don’t feel any sensation.
Can I Treat Multiple Areas?
If you have multiple areas that could benefit from Botox injections, you can treat all of them during one appointment. This will save you time and help you enjoy your results much quicker than you would if you were to schedule multiple appointments for multiple treatments. Even when you choose to treat more than one area of your face, you can plan on your appointment taking no more than 30 minutes total to complete.
Is There Any Downtime?
Once you undergo this weekend, you won’t have to plan around an extensive recovery. Downtime is very minimal and will only require that you follow a few aftercare directives. Once you receive injections, you should avoid strenuous workouts for 24 hours. You should also avoid situations that increase your body temperature.
Avoid lying down for several hours after your appointment, and avoid touching your treatment site. If you have any questions once your appointment is complete, you can feel free to contact one of the experts at our office, and they can answer any questions you may have.
Can I Combine This Injectable With Other Treatments?
Once you undergo this treatment, you can still schedule other cosmetic treatments as needed. Botox pairs well with a combination of dermal fillers to address the lower half of the face. Additionally, you can still schedule facials, laser sessions, and other skincare treatments as needed to help promote optimal skin health and achieve your best complexion possible.
During your initial consultation, we can review the different cosmetic treatments we offer and create a treatment plan that helps you achieve the most beautiful complexion and appearance.
Erase Your Wrinkles Today
Once you experience all of the benefits of Botox, you’ll never look back. Our patients love this injectable for its ability to help them look and feel their best, regardless of their age. This injectable truly takes the edge off of the aging process and helps defy dynamic wrinkles. Contact us today at Soza Clinic in Richardson, TX to schedule your initial consultation to see if this injectable is right for you.