If it seems like your body is aging faster than your mind, you’re not alone. No one wants to grow old, we all want to enjoy our families and lives as long as we can. And it’s no secret that people are living longer, healthier lives. But that doesn’t mean our bodies don’t start showing signs of aging, sometimes way earlier than we’d like. Gray hairs, brown spots on our hands and crows feet wrinkles around our eyes might make us feel like we look older than we should.
Luckily there are ways to mask those signs of aging. A trip to the beauty parlor can change hair from gray to blonde in a couple of hours. Special lotions and creams can help minimize age spots within days. And Botox cosmetic, a drug made from a neurotoxin that is produced by botulinum toxin, can help minimize those wrinkles around your eyes and on your forehead. Literally turning back time.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is injected just beneath the skin, and the drug blocks the nerves that contract your muscles. By reducing muscle activity, it helps soften the appearance of your skin in those specific areas, helping wrinkles fade away. People who receive Botox injections usually see results within 24-48 hours, and those results can last up to four months. It isn’t permanent, which makes it necessary to come in for repeated injections for continued results.
I’m Scared I’ll Look Fake!
We’ve all seen examples of people who have had Botox injections that block muscle movement to such an extent that normal facial expressions are impossible. Before undergoing treatment,talk with your doctor. Botox injections can be adjusted, and the goal is always to end up with a natural, expressive look.
It’s important that Botox be administered by a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist in order to be safe and prepared if side effects do occur. Both Dr. Cooper Scurry and Dr. Ronald Shealy are experienced and certified, making PENTA Facial Plastic Surgery an ideal place to undergo Botox injections.
If you’ve been considering Botox, or facial plastic surgery, contact us, or call Penta Facial Plastic Surgery Center today at 336-768-3361 for a consultation.