A true beauty breakthrough, Botox® has revolutionized the treatment of deep expression lines and wrinkles. This popular product now has several relatives available, but many providers choose the original. If you’ve wondered if Botox® will make a good choice for you, this guide may help point you in the right direction.
What is Botox®?
This treatment for lines and wrinkles uses a purified version of botulinum toxin. This toxin can target the specific facial muscles that pull your skin into creases when you smile or frown. Botox® can let you look younger, more relaxed, and more refreshed. At Renew MD, our injection experts precisely target the problem muscles to leave you looking naturally more youthful.
Botox® 101: What You Need to Know
This list includes some of our Botox® FAQs, but our friendly team of specialists can answer any other questions you might have.
How Does Botox® Work?
Your injection specialist uses tiny amounts of Botox® to target the muscles that cause expression lines and wrinkles. Botox® stops communication between the muscle and facial nerve. The nerve stops telling the muscle to contract. The skin becomes smooth when the muscle relaxes, and the deep creases soften and fade.
Where Can You Have Botox®?
The most common locations for Botox® include horizontal forehead lines, creases between the brows (glabellar lines or “the 11’s”), and crow’s feet around the eyes. You can also have Botox® around your mouth, nose, and even on the platysmal bands in your neck. The FDA has approved Botox® as effective for moderate to severe lines and wrinkles.
How Long Does Botox® Last?
You can expect your Botox® results to last three to four months. Many people choose to have Botox® treatments a few times a year to maintain their smoother, younger look and keep lines and wrinkles from progressing.
What is the Difference Between Botox® and Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers and Botox® both reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and some people have both at the same time. While both are injectables, they work differently and can address different lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers add volume to lift lines that happen when skin loses volume and elasticity. Botox® pause muscle activity to stop muscles from creating or worsening active expression lines.
How Old Should I Be to Get Botox®?
Many people hear “lines and wrinkles” and think Botox® only works for older people. However, Botox® has become more and more popular among younger people. They do not have these expression lines and want to make sure they don’t develop them. By stopping the muscle action before it can cause creases, Botox® can head off wrinkle progression.
Take the Next Step
If you’d like to learn more about Botox®, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with Renew MD in Reno, Nevada. Call us at (775) 852-4500 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!