As we age, many of us begin to develop skin problems that make us look older. As time progresses, these skin problems will become more visible and prominent. One of the most common skin related issues that many people want to get rid of are fine lines and wrinkles. These problems are unavoidable and remain a constant source of anxiety for many.

They are easily visible when we make any facial expressions such as our smiles, laughter, or frowns. Performing these actions can accentuate the fine lines and wrinkles, making us look older than we feel.

For many of us, using cosmetic creams or applying make-up to cover up the lines work well but only offer a temporary solution to the common signs of aging, which leads to the problems still being untreated. To provide a relief from these problems, the cosmetic world has brought us Botox as an effective solution.

What Is Botox?

Botox, which is a botulinum toxin injection, is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that helps in relaxing the facial muscles. By relaxing the muscles, you will be able to help reduce wrinkles, creases, and fine lines. Botox helps in smoothening the deep crevices throughout your face, including the area around your eyes, the corners of your mouth, and your forehead, leading to a youthful and beautiful face.

How to Know if You are a Good Candidate For Botox

The botox treatment is a highly effective method for rejuvenating the youthful contours of one’s facial features as it is non-surgical, non-invasive, and requires little recovery time. It also provides visible results quickly.

This makes it very convenient and desirable for many to opt for Botox, however, there are several things that you need to consider before you give it a green signal. If any of the following resonates with you, then Botox is for you:

1. You have wrinkles and fine lines on the outer corners of your eyes.
2. When you smile, laugh, or squint, your wrinkles get more defined.
3. Your forehead is covered with fine lines.
4. The outer corners of your mouth have lines that are more prominent when you make expressions with your mouth.
5. You have tried many different types of facial creams, but they have not worked for you.
6. You’re not happy with the look of your face and you want to reclaim your youthful look.

If any of the above fits you, you should go ahead and get a Botox treatment done. Before the treatment, talk to your surgeon and get all the necessary information.

How to Prepare For a Botox Treatment

Since Botox is non-surgical and non-invasive, there is not much preparation that you need to do before the treatment. However, you should talk to your surgeon and get all the necessary information such as how many units of injection will be administered. Apart from this, you should have realistic goals and expectations from the procedure before going in.

Details of the Procedure

The Botox treatment is not very intensive or complex, which eliminates the need to use anesthesia or gel to numb the area that is to be treated. The procedure usually only lasts for about 15 minutes, and can be done over a lunch break and leave you with time to do everything else you need to take care of.

Your surgeon will mark the areas where the injections are to be given, after which he will administer the required number of units using a very thin needle that will relax the muscles and treat the signs of aging.

Recovery After The Treatment

It is very common to experience some amount of redness and bruising after the treatment, but they are temporary and fade away quickly. You can resume your normal activities after the treatment is completed. You will, however, be advised to refrain from doing vigorous activities for some time and to avoid using harsh scrubs and other face products.

Contact Our Office

The youthful good looks you have always wanted is one Botox injection away. If you’re interested in learning more about the treatment, contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Haresh Yalamanchili, a highly respected and skilled plastic surgeon.