In today’s society, with all the attention being given to grooming and self-care, making sure you look your very best is more important than ever. And for smart men and women the world over, Botox offers a quick, easy, and minimally invasive way to turn back the clock on facial aging.

According to the Annual Report of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 7.23 million Botox injections were administered in 2017 alone! But is it right for you? Here’s all you need to know if you’re new to Botox.

Botox Can Help Erase and Prevent Wrinkles

Cellular changes, loss of collagen in the skin, exposure to the damaging rays of the sun, free radicals in the environment, and repetitive muscle movement can all combine to cause facial lines to form.

This process begins well before the wrinkles become starkly evident, so early intervention is vital. And the best thing about Botox is that it stops the problem before it develops. You can smooth away fine wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming.

It Can Smooth Away Everything from Laughter Lines to Frown Lines

Botox is able to treat a number of wrinkles. It can smooth away crow’s feet, vertical lines between the brows, horizontal forehead wrinkles, chin wrinkles, and more. This treatment can also ease the appearance of harsh vertical neck bands.

Botox Relieves Wrinkles by Targeting Contracted Muscles

Botox is used to help you retain that crease-free skin that is the hallmark of a youthful face. It works beneath the surface of your skin to temporarily decrease the muscular activity beneath that brings on wrinkles. When these muscles can relax, the skin above them can lie flat.

No Frozen Look (Despite What the Horror Stories May Say)

A simple and precise procedure, Botox involves the tiniest of pricks from an injection that administers a regulated amount of Botox into your skin at specific locations. These spots are chosen based on an innate knowledge of the location of facial muscles.

The practitioner takes care to only inject the points that access the wrinkle-causing muscles and not those responsible for other facial movements. This ensures that you get the desired easing of wrinkles without getting a “frozen” look that many are concerned about with Botox.

If You Have Time for a Coffee Break, You Can Get Botox

You won’t need to set aside much time to get a Botox treatment done. You can undergo the process in anywhere from 10 minutes to half an hour depending on how extensive your needs are.

No advance prep will be needed, and no downtime for recovery will be required afterward. You can get right back to work or your daily activities as if you’d just been out for a quick coffee – and you’ll have done wonders for your face.

Get Started Today!

Ready to find out more about what Botox can do for your fine lines? If so, it’s time to contact the office of Dr. Matthew Richardson, who is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Schedule your consultation today.