Are you looking for a way to appear younger but are unwilling to undergo a traditional facelift? We encourage you to consider Botox injection treatments, which are often called a “facelift in a bottle.” When used on minor lines and wrinkles, such as the ones most frequently seen as the initial effects of aging on the skin, this injectable treatment is incredibly effective and can be used for years to treat current wrinkles and to prevent new lines from forming.
What Is a Botox Injection?
Botox® is a purified protein solution used as a temporary relaxer for small muscles in the face. These muscles contract and cause the skin to wrinkle when you are making facial expressions. After your treatment, you will still be able to make expressions using your larger facial muscles, but you will no longer have to worry about the tiny lines and wrinkles that once came at the same time.
As you can see, a Botox® injection is best when used on expression lines that move and change with the natural movements of your face. When your face is at rest, it will most likely look fairly unlined. However, this treatment is not indicated for deeper lines that have been caused by continuous expressions over the years and that are ingrained in the skin through the loss of collagen.
What Is Treatment Like?
Botox® is an injectable treatment. Therefore, it is called minimally-invasive because it does not require incisions or lead to scarring. Your first treatment will include a thorough consultation so that we can get to know you and your skin. Afterward, you will be able to put on your makeup again and go about your day as usual.
Can It Be Used in Place of a Facelift?
We are pleased to call Botox injection a facelift in a bottle. However, you should be aware that it does not come with the same results as a facelift does. Botox® injection is temporary and must be received every three to four months to keep up your good results. If you are only dealing with very fine lines and a lack of youthfulness, this may be the ideal alternative to a surgical facelift.
Of course, everyone’s skin needs are different. That is why we encourage you to come in for an appointment with one of our specialists The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa in Naperville, IL. We will be able to examine your skin and ask you about your skin care goals. After this consultation, we will be able to make a recommendation for whichever treatment or combination of treatments may be right for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!