A New You Health & Wellness -The Woodlands
Botox® is the world’s leading injectable aesthetic treatment for lines and wrinkles. If you’re noticing signs of aging like crow’s feet around your eyes, the team at A New You Health & Wellness -The Woodlands, in Texas, can help. Their highly qualified medical team has extensive experience of using Botox to restore a youthful appearance to their patients, so call the office today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.
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Botox Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is an aesthetic treatment for lines and wrinkles. It has FDA approval for treating moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines around the eyes. Botox injections contain a safe form of a naturally occurring substance called botulinum toxin. The active ingredient affects the way your facial muscles work, stopping the nerves from telling your muscles to frown and squint. As a result, your skin smooths out, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Botox was initially used as a medical treatment for conditions involving muscle contractions and is still a valuable medication for treating conditions like chronic migraines and eye twitching.
What causes lines and wrinkles?
Lines and wrinkles develop as a natural result of the aging process. The substances in your skin and underlying tissues that keep your skin plump and taut are called collagen and elastin. They are forms of proteins, which during your youth you have in abundance. As you get older, your body stops making collagen and elastin in such large quantities. That means your skin gets thinner and starts to sag, forming wrinkles, lines, and creases. The severity of your wrinkles depends on a number of factors.
Your genes play a central role in determining how wrinkled you become, but there are other influences, such as:
- Exposure to sunlight
- Environmental pollution
- Smoking tobacco
- Chronic stress
- Poor nutrition
The more risk factors you have, the worse your wrinkles are likely to be. Therefore it makes sense to delay aging by protecting your skin when you’re out in the sun, eating a healthy diet, managing stress, and avoiding pollutants like cigarette smoke.
What happens during a Botox session?
A Botox session at A New You Health & Wellness -The Woodlands typically takes about 10 minutes. Your provider analyzes your face beforehand and marks the points on your face where you need your Botox injections.
The injections use very fine needles, so they shouldn’t be too uncomfortable. If you prefer, you can have an ice pack or topical anesthetic to numb the areas where you’re having the injections.
After your Botox treatment, you can carry on with your day as you would usually, just avoid poking and squeezing your face after the injections.
How soon will I see the results of a Botox session?
Botox gets to work quite quickly, so within a day or two, you should see a significant improvement in your lines and wrinkles.
The results can last for up to four months, but as with all treatments, patient responses can vary. On average, having three Botox sessions a year would maintain your results. You can also combine Botox with Juvéderm® facial fillers for a liquid face-lift.
Find out more by calling A New You Health & Wellness -The Woodlands today or booking an appointment online.