They say “we’re our own harshest critic.” They also say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” That’s why when we gaze upon our reflection, we do everything we can to look like the best version of ourselves.
First, what makes wrinkles?
Wrinkles naturally become more prominent as you age. Your skin is constantly regenerating and repairing itself, but some damage can remain. The damage will keep accumulating, and your skin will eventually lose its elasticity. Some common factors that can create damage or inhibit skin regeneration include:
- Sun damage
- Poor hydration
Habitual facial expressions can also cause wrinkles. Common wrinkles caused by habitual facial expressions include smile lines, crow’s feet, and forehead creases. These type of wrinkles are caused by the frequent or constant use of certain facial muscles.
What is Botox?
Botox stands for the botulinum toxin, a FDA-approved treatment used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. Though it can’t address skin damage, it helps relax the muscles that do cause the wrinkles.
Introducing Botox to your beauty routine may be exactly what you need if you can’t moisturize or sunblock away the wrinkles. However, injecting Botox isn’t an at-home practice. There are risks involved, including:
- Pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site
- Headache or flu-like symptoms
- Droopy eyelid or cockeyed eyebrows
- Crooked smile or drooling
This is why it’s so important to find an experienced plastic surgeon to ensure safe and proper treatment.
What should you expect from a Botox treatment?
Getting Botox requires minimal preparation on the day of the treatment, which will take place at your doctor’s office. You may want to get your skin numbed since your doctor will use a needle during the administration of Botox. How many injections you receive will depend on your customized treatment plan.
Once completed, you can carry on with your day as normal, although you may be advised to avoid strenuous physical activity (like going to the gym) for the next 24 hours. You’ll start seeing results in as little as three days after the treatment. Again, depending on your individual case, you may need regular follow-up injections for desired results.
Where can I get Botox in Alabama?
If you’re interested in getting Botox in Alabama, you can visit the Alabama Vein & Restoration Medspa. It has five convenient locations in Hoover, Cullman, Prattville, Tuscaloosa and Oxford and are staffed by a knowledgeable team of health care providers who can create a customized Botox treatment plan for you.
Call or request an appointment online today!