Turn Back the Clock This Spring With Botox Injections

It’s no secret that the years can take a toll on your skin. Squinting, raising your eyebrows, and simply living life all carve lines into your skin over time, and it can leave you with a face you might not recognize.

Aging is a natural process. Everyone gets wrinkles, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept them. You can revitalize your skin this spring with help from Botox® Cosmetic.

At Dermatology Associates of the Lowcountry, Oswald Mikell, MD, and our team specialize in customized Botox treatments. If you’re seeing stubborn wrinkles, you can restore smoother-looking skin with Botox.

How Botox turns back the clock

Botox contains onabotulinumtoxinA as its active ingredient. It’s a purified neurotoxin that temporarily relaxes muscles in the face to smooth out what are called dynamic wrinkles.

Dynamic wrinkles form with repeated facial expressions, such as squinting, frowning, and raising your eyebrows. As time goes by, the muscles that perform these expressions can begin to stay in a semi-contracted state, thus pushing up the skin above them to form wrinkles and lines. Botox injections relax these muscles, thus letting the skin above them smooth out.

Among the wrinkles, this FDA-approved therapy can treat are crow’s feet around the eyes, horizontal forehead lines, and the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows.

What happens when you get Botox

Botox is a customizable, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment. Our team at Dermatology Associates of the Lowcountry is highly trained in administering Botox, and we can help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.

Botox injections are quick. In fact, most Botox treatments take about 10 minutes in the office. Dr. Mikell makes 3-5 small injections in your treatment area, and there’s no downtime following your procedure. Depending on your aesthetic goals, it’s possible to have more than one area treated at a time.

Your results will begin developing over the next 24-48 hours, with full results visible in about one week. You’ll continue enjoying more youthful-looking skin for up to four months, at which time you can get another treatment to maintain your results.

Botox treatments are popular and effective for many facial lines and wrinkles, and there’s no “right age” to start getting Botox. Furthermore, Botox injections are growing in popularity among men and women in their 20s and 30s as a preventive treatment.

Do you want to turn back the clock? Botox may be able to help you do just that. To learn more, book an appointment over the phone with Dermatology Associates of the Lowcountry today.

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