If you have fine lines, wrinkles, and creases in your facial skin, you’re not alone. These signs of aging are common and affect most people as they age. While you can use anti-aging products to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, a more effective treatment is Botox.
Rejuvenate Med Spa offers Botox injections for clients in Oak Brook, IL, and the surrounding area. Read on to learn more about Botox treatment and why it works so well.
The Real Cause of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Most people know that fine lines and wrinkles can be expected with age. They are the most common age-related changes that occur on the skin, typically appearing in the early 30s and becoming more noticeable as the years go by. While you might accept wrinkles as part of the aging process, you may not know how they develop.
Wrinkles, fine lines, and creases in facial skin are the result of two factors: loss of elasticity and continuous facial movement. As you age, there’s a natural decrease in collagen and elastin production in your skin.
Collagen and elastin give your skin its elasticity, which keeps it firm yet flexible. When these two components decline, the skin becomes loose and lax. This makes it vulnerable to continuous movement.
You’re unaware of it most of the time, but your skin is constantly moving. Every smile, frown, and laugh cause the skin around your eyes and mouth to move. Every conversation you have results in movement of the skin on your forehead and around your lips.
When you’re younger, your skin’s elasticity makes it easier for the skin to bounce back into a tight, smooth position after every movement. But as you get older, the loss of elasticity makes your skin more susceptible to movement. Continuous facial expressions eventually start to leave marks on your face in the form of lines and creases, most notably around the eyes and mouth.
How Neurotoxins Work
One of the most effective ways to combat fine lines and wrinkles is through neuromodulation. Also known as neurotoxins, neuromodulators are cosmetic injectables that work beneath the surface of the skin to target the source of age-related changes.
Most neurotoxins contain a chemical called botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin interacts with the nerves and muscles in your face to temporarily disable movement.
When injected into specific areas of the face, neurotoxins containing botulinum toxin subdue the skin’s movement and limit your facial expressions. This prevents wrinkle formation by stopping wrinkles at their source.
Neurotoxins also reduce the appearance of existing fine lines and creases by causing the skin to become tighter and smoother.
The most popular neuromodulator used in the cosmetic industry is Botox. Botox contains botulinum toxin A, which paralyzes the facial nerves and muscles. This creates smoother, tighter skin with a noticeable reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox injections can be administered anywhere on the face, but they’re most often given around the eyes, forehead, nose, and mouth.
The Complete Botox Process
Are you new to Botox injections? Botox treatment is a simple procedure that produces major results. Learn more about the Botox process from start to finish below.
Consulting with Our Cosmetic Providers
Before getting Botox injections, you will need to consult with an aesthetic medicine professional. We must assess your skin and any age-related changes. We will also go over your desired outcome to make sure that it’s attainable.
Botox is designed for mild to moderate signs of aging. Patients with more pronounced signs of aging or those looking for more significant results may benefit from a more extensive procedure such as traditional facelift surgery.
If we find that you’re a good candidate for Botox treatment and that it can yield your desired results, you will be able to schedule your first session with one of our providers.
Your Botox Session
Botox is a popular treatment because it produces results through simplicity. The entire procedure can be performed in about 20 to 30 minutes. Once it’s complete, you will be able to return home and resume all of your normal activities. Clients appreciate the fact that there’s no downtime or recovery process required with Botox.
During your session, you can sit or lie back in a comfortable position. We will carefully numb your skin with a topical anesthetic to provide optimal comfort during the injection process.
Once this anesthetic has taken effect, your Botox injections will be administered in the predetermined treatment areas. For most patients, this includes some combination of the eyes, nose, mouth, forehead, and cheeks.
The Results of Botox Treatment
After your Botox session, it will take several days to see the final results. In the hours following treatment, the botulinum toxin in the Botox injections will begin working to subdue the nerves and muscles.
About two to three days after your session, your skin will feel tighter and the movement will be more restricted. This results in a more youthful appearance overall.
The results of a Botox treatment can last anywhere from three to four months. As time goes on, you will notice movement restored to your skin and some fine lines you already had may reappear. When this happens, you can get additional injections to maintain your desired outcome.
Botox Injections at Rejuvenate Med Spa
Do you have fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes or mouth? These age-related changes are easy to resolve with Botox injectables. Botox treatment works beneath the surface of your skin to target fine lines and wrinkles at their source, reducing their appearance and stopping more from developing.
Rejuvenate Med Spa in Oak Brook, IL, offers Botox injections for clients who want a more youthful complexion. Call us today to schedule your consultation.