BOTOX® has become such a common aesthetic procedure that the anti-wrinkle serum is a household name today. It seems like everyone around the world knows about BOTOX® and how it reigns as the number one cosmetic treatment in more than 98 countries. It is such a versatile injectable that it is used for numerous medical therapies as well. Let’s face it; wrinkles are annoying and never seem to disappear. You can try the most expensive creams and even get a facelift, but these topical products and surgical methods don’t address the wrinkles and frown lines at their core. Only BOTOX® can slay those lines in the most subtle way and deliver a refreshed, alert and more youthful appearance. Another bonus of frequent injections in Virginia Beach is the anti-aging serum’s extra wrinkle-free longevity.
Wildly Popular Since 2002
BOTOX® received the green light from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 for cosmetic treatment. Back then, the injectable was promoted as a temporary frown line remover for the glabellar lines. Those are the two short vertical lines that sit between your eyebrows. Dermatologists like to call them “the elevens.”
The serum is safe and has had multiple clinical trials conducted on its effectiveness. It is so popular that more than 13 million vials have been sold in the United States alone since 2002.
The potent serum performs beneath the skin’s surface to reduce the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles on the face and/or neck. Injecting these muscles helps to create a smoother complexion, or as the BOTOX® TV commercials like to say, “Look like you with fewer lines.”
That is exactly what the prescription serum does better than any other cosmetic treatment on the market. Within 10 minutes, you can transform a face with general aging and sun damage into a more youthful image. There is zero downtime as well as no scarring or permanent commitment. You can go back to your daily lifestyle and even board a jet for take-off.
One treatment session in Virginia Beach can deliver that wrinkle-free appearance that lasts for up to four months.
Advantages of Long-Term Use
Some people wonder about their obsession with BOTOX® and if too many injections are asking for trouble in the long run. Top skin care experts say there is nothing to worry about. The more treatments you have, the better your skin will look, according to some new studies.
Here are some amazing advantages when you add the anti-wrinkle injections to your beauty maintenance routine. For example, when you “train” your muscles not to move, then, you will need less of the injections as time goes on.
In other words, by sticking to a BOTOX® maintenance regimen, those facial muscles become less strong over time. You may not require as many injections or need it as frequently.
If you decide to halt the injections, you don’t have to worry about becoming more wrinkled than ever. Lines do not pop up overnight. That will not happen. You will still retain that natural youthfulness and look younger thanks to a steady regimen of BOTOX® in the past.
Here’s another scenario. Let’s say you’ve been getting your injections in Virginia Beach for about 10 years now. Again, you will appear much younger, and your face and/or neck will be less wrinkled and look much smoother.
New research by one plastic surgeon also discovered this encouraging extra. The study found that the injections seemed to trigger fresh production of the skin’s two key proteins, collagen and elastin. It is no secret that both collagen and elastin make young skin tight, firm and flexible, the plastic surgeon stated.
Some researchers believe that collagen and elastin come with built-in receptors that seem to react positively to the anti-wrinkle serum.
Choosing to arrest your wrinkles on the forehead, glabella or around the eyes allows you to age gracefully. Long-term use of BOTOX® injections stop the deepening of those lines and also prevent new wrinkles from forming. That is the beauty of BOTOX®. It is simple, safe and speedy.
Results Begin In 48-72 Hours
Although the powerful injectable can create significant smoothing changes, the serum is not an instant performer. When you leave your appointment, your frown lines and wrinkles will still be there, and you will be able to continue squinting and raising your forehead, etc. Don’t be concerned; give it a chance to perform its magic. Within 48 to 72 hours, the subtle relaxing of those muscles will start to kick in.
Within about two weeks, the full effects will be noticeable, and your complexion will appear smoother with the bothersome lines not as visibly apparent. The subtle cosmetic tweaking is difficult for others to detect. People will know you look refreshed but will not be able to determine how you’re maintaining that younger appearance.
If your injections begin fading away over time, then, you will need another BOTOX® session in Virginia Beach to keep the effects going. Some clients schedule two to four BOTOX® sessions yearly to keep wrinkles at bay.
BOTOX® for cosmetic use was designed for adults or those over age 18. Most aesthetic experts recommend that you start the treatment sessions when you notice your wrinkles and frown lines sticking around even as your face is relaxing. That annoyance can appear in your 20s or after age 30. Everyone’s skin and lifestyle are unique.
For example, a lot of our facial lines come with a genetic or hereditary component. When a young person begins to develop frown lines and wrinkles that they see in their older relatives, then it’s time for BOTOX®, say some aesthetic specialists.
Most BOTOX® injectors usually administer the injections as a preventative measure in people over the age of 25.
Some people confuse BOTOX® with facial filler. Both are injectables but play very different roles in how your skin will appear. Facial filler “fills in” wrinkles and frown lines with a little plumping action, but you can still make the same facial expressions. BOTOX® injections, on the other hand, make the lines less noticeable and limit the muscles’ expression ability.
A Treatment in High Demand
Millions of women and men a year ask for BOTOX® when they visit an aesthetic professional. Maybe it’s because the anti-wrinkle serum delivers natural-looking youthful results that don’t require anesthesia, surgery or downtime. Most people today prefer the non-invasive approach to looking good and don’t want to appear “overdone” as they say in the cosmetic industry.
Many would use surgery as a last resort and like having quick aesthetic fixes that enhance their appearance. Tons of celebrities are into BOTOX® injections and aren’t embarrassed to own it. Veteran television daytime host Kelly Ripa is one who likes to share her beauty tips with the watching world.
For instance, the 48-year-old revealed that she gets the injections in her armpits to keep her sailing through Spin classes and around her eyes:
“It’s the BOTOX®,” she says, adding that she sometimes gets it in her armpits to avoid sweating. “Every seven months or so my eyelid skin rests on my eyelashes. So I feel like it makes my makeup artist’s life easier, and it makes my eyes look a little more open on TV, which is where I happen to work right now.”
When it comes to the face, BOTOX® is generally injected to the upper regions. Not only does it halt “the elevens,” but it also tames the horizontal forehead lines that make a lot of common expressions.
If you’ve damaged the thin, delicate skin around your eyes due to heavy sun exposure, BOTOX® can remedy the issue. It can be carefully injected by the tear troughs under the eyes to help conceal the lines. The serum is excellent for hiding the crow’s feet at the outer eyes, and a skilled Virginia Beach technician can create a non-surgical brow lift by strategically placing the serum at the outer eyebrows. The subtle trick gives a nice lift to the eyes and helps them appear more alert and open.
If you have divots in your chin, a few injections there can smooth the skin. Some clients like the serum placed into their upper lip lines to make them less prominent. For a younger-looking neck, our aesthetic specialist in Virginia Beach can inject the prescription serum into the vertical neck bands for instant smoothing.
When it comes to injectables, the skill of your practitioner matters. The finest aesthetic injectors are not only well-trained in facial anatomy and have knowledge about injecting properly, but these experts are also cosmetic artists. They understand the value of facial balance and how to achieve a certain effect that enhances your features.
When administered correctly, BOTOX® can allow you to look younger in the most natural way and deliver a smooth, radiant complexion. There is nothing tightly pulled back or artificially encouraged. It’s simple and subtle, and great injectors make a major difference.
Someday, BOTOX® injections may be turned into a cream for even easier application. That’s what scientific research is studying at the moment. Until that time arrives, the leading injectable is still the easiest cosmetic treatment for turning back the signs of aging.
Every one of us will develop wrinkles and frown lines sooner or later. Some of us will have deeper lines, and some of us will not. We are all unique. Most of us don’t enjoy these lines and try hard to zap them away.
BOTOX® is the best wrinkle weapon we have out there, and nothing else performs as brilliantly. If you’re excited to slay those lines and be your best, more youthful self, then consider our amazing team at Sculpt Medical Spa in Virginia Beach. They are master injectors with a boatload of aesthetic knowledge. Contact our center today, and schedule an appointment. Get in on the long-term benefits of a BOTOX® routine, and watch your skin bloom.