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4 Valid Reasons to Consider Botox

4 Valid Reasons to Consider Botox

When it comes to treating wrinkles, Botox® is a very popular treatment. And this is for good reason. Botox can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and even help prevent new wrinkles from forming! 

Oswald Mikell, MD, and our team at Dermatology Associates of the Lowcountry are experts in treating facial wrinkles with Botox. In this blog, we explain four reasons you may want to consider Botox treatments.

Wrinkles and Botox

There are two basic types of wrinkles: static and dynamic. Static wrinkles form due to aging and environmental factors. Skin laxity and sun damage are good examples of these factors. Dynamic wrinkles — which are what Botox treats — form due to years of making repeated facial expressions.

Over time, the muscles you use to make expressions can begin to stay in a contracted state and push up the skin above them. Botox works by relaxing these contracted muscles, thereby allowing the skin above them to smooth out.

Reasons to consider Botox

There are many reasons to consider Botox treatments. Here are four common ones:

1. You’re bothered by facial wrinkles

No matter how rigorous your skincare routine is, it can’t prevent wrinkles from forming due to making repetitive facial expressions. As explained earlier, these wrinkles are called dynamic wrinkles, and they include the following:

These wrinkles are some of the first to appear on the face, and Botox can help them fade from view.

2. You want to prevent new wrinkles from forming

Wrinkles start appearing in your 20s, and they get more pronounced as the years go by. Instead of waiting for wrinkles, you can take a proactive approach to slow their appearance.

Lately, we’ve seen an increase in younger people asking about Botox injections as a preventive measure. This trend is nicknamed “baby Botox,” and it involves getting smaller doses of Botox injected into your face to help your skin stay smoother longer.

3. You’re looking for a long-lasting solution

Facials, creams, and other anti-aging products can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but the results are often short-lived. Botox treatments take just a few minutes, and the results can last for months.

Botox smooths wrinkles away for an average of four months per treatment. When your results start to fade, you can schedule a touch-up appointment to maintain your youthful look.

4. You want the best in cosmetic injectables

Medical professionals perform more than 3 million Botox injections every year. It’s an FDA-approved wrinkle treatment, and it’s consistently one of the most requested cosmetic treatments in the United States.

If you want a safe, effective, and trusted anti-aging treatment, Botox could be the solution for you.

What to expect with Botox treatments

If you want to see if Botox injections could help you, Dr. Mikell can give you a thorough evaluation and determine if you’re a good candidate.

In general, Botox is safe for adults in generally good health. We give Botox injections in our office, and the process takes just a few minutes. We make a few small injections around your treatment area, and you're free to go home.

No downtime is required, and any irritation around the injection sites should fade within a few days. You should begin to notice results within about two days, and your results can last up to four months.

To learn more about Botox injections and to see if they could help you, book an appointment over the phone with Dermatology Associates of the Lowcountry today. We have offices in Hilton Head, Okatie, and Beaufort, South Carolina.

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