When Wrinkle Creams Just Aren’t Enough
Everyone is looking for ways to turn back the clock and restore the youthful beauty of their skin. Wrinkle creams offer an easy solution for those looking for quick anti-wrinkle solutions. However, the effectiveness of wrinkle creams is limited. As you grow older, the wrinkles grow deeper and you find that creams are no longer working as they used to.
Once you’ve seen that wrinkle creams are not useful, it’s time to look for other ways. Instead of waiting for a miracle to happen, find a skilled plastic surgeon to apply Botox treatments.
When You Should Consider Botox
Just like with any procedure, it’s important to carefully weigh the pros and cons of using Botox. Patients who are smokers and those with non-wrinkle-related aging problems should look for other treatment options for their skin. If you are suffering from dark circles, or bags, under the eyes, Botox injections would not be very effective.
On the other hand, if you are concerned about the lines on your forehead, cheeks, and around the mouth, you should consult a plastic surgeon about the possibility of using Botox to reduce the appearance of these lines and wrinkles.
Botox is a great alternative to other types of anti-wrinkle treatments in that it is convenient and easily applied. One thing to keep in mind is that Botox is not to be applied by a non-certified practitioner, so you cannot get these treatments at spas and beauty salons.
If you have deep grooves and lines on your forehead, Botox may not be the ideal injectable option. However, for moderate and light age lines, Botox is an excellent option. With Botox, you don’t have to worry about lines and grooves marring your forehead or lines around your mouth every time you laugh.
What to Expect
Botox injections are among the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures worldwide, and millions of people use Botox to regain the flawless smoothness of their skin. In tiny doses, botulinum toxin does not harm humans, and this is why it is important to get the injections from a licensed practitioner who can offer the right dose.
The injections are offered as an outpatient procedure, and you won’t need to take time off work to recuperate. The results are not instantaneous – most patients need to wait a couple of days before the results start showing. This happens because it can take a while for the diluted toxin to disrupt the nerves that cause muscles underlying skin to contract. When the contracted muscles relax, the wrinkles fade away.
No Recovery Needed
You don’t have to take time off from your work or school to get Botox injections. Some patients may feel a mild degree of numbness in the skin as a result of the injections. Others may notice mild swelling and redness where the injections were administered. These problems are only temporary and resolve over time. Your doctor may suggest remedies to ease any discomfort.
Keep in mind that Botox offers long-term outcomes lasting several months. However, as gravity, genetics, and aging processes continue, you will need to come in for future sittings in order to maintain your results.
Contact Us for an Appointment
To schedule your appointment for a consultation regarding Botox treatments, contact the office of skilled physician Dr. Nicholas Lam. Dr. Lam will be happy to discuss this anti-wrinkle option with you and answer any questions you might have.