Botox, a minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment that has been around for many years, has proven its worth on many different levels. In addition to its medical benefits in the treatment of challenging conditions like chronic migraines and excessive sweating, this injectable has been a go-to option for those looking to turn back the clock on their appearance. Whether you are new to Botox or have been enjoying the benefits of this procedure for some time, we have some significant ways in which our patients find comfort and beauty in their Botox treatments.
More Youthful Look
Most people know Botox as a wrinkle reducer and an effective one at that. This medication effectively relaxes facial muscles that lead to the formation of the following wrinkles:
Horizontal creases across the forehead
Vertical lines between the eyebrows (frown lines)
Fine lines in the outer corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)
Small, vertical lines around the mouth
The results of the procedure appear immediately and continue to improve in the days following treatment. Results usually last 3-4 months before a touch-up procedure is required.
A Canadian study last year found that the cosmetic results of Botox may reach beyond the smoothing away of wrinkles. Researchers found the medication may actually stimulate the body’s own production of collagen and elastin, leading to firmer, more flexible skin overall. These benefits appeared to last approximately as long as the anti-wrinkle benefits already well documented for Botox.
Time and gravity can lead to the drooping of the upper brow, giving you a worn, aged appearance. Botox administered at strategic sites in the muscles above the eye prevent those muscles from lowering the lid. This allows the other muscles of eye that primarily lift the lid to function unopposed. The end result is a more open eye and a refreshed look overall.
Another study reported by Psychology Today last year found that Botox injections for cosmetic purposes may have the added benefit of lifting a person’s mood. The subjects in this study were all suffering with long-standing clinical depression when they underwent Botox treatments to smooth away wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyebrows. All of the subjects experienced positive mood swings in addition to their more youthful looks.
Like other cosmetic treatments that can help you meet your aesthetic goals, Botox has been shown to improve self-confidence and self-esteem. When you know you look your best, you are more likely to feel your best as well. Botox turns back the clock on your appearance, making you feel like a youthful, more vibrant “you” from the inside out!
With the many benefits Botox offers, it’s no wonder this injectable treatment continues to be one of the most popular non-surgical methods of cosmetic enhancement today. A fast procedure offering fast results, Botox can give you the results you are looking for without putting a major crimp in your daily routine. To learn more, contact Newman Plastic Surgery & Laser Center: Manhattan: (212) 472-6100, Westchester: (914) 423-9000, Greenwich: (203) 263-9000 or Long Island: (516) 882-1020.