Are you noticing more and more little wrinkles around your mouth, eyes, or on your forehead? Are all of those days spent sunbathing beginning to catch up with you? C’est la vie, there’s nothing to be done, right? Well, not exactly. If those wrinkles that come with age are bothering you, Botox® could be the right choice for you!
Many women are afraid of breaking out the big anti-aging guns too soon, but the truth is you early 30's are the perfect time to consider beginning a Botox regimen. Here is the ultimate guide to help you- from making the decision, to preparing for the appointment and knowing what to expect afterward. We are here for you every step of the way! So what are you waiting for? Read on to find out if Botox® is right for you.
What is Botox?
Botox is a neurotoxic protein that has many applications, but is most commonly used in cosmetic procedures. Botox temporarily freezes the facial muscles, allowing your wrinkles to relax and giving a smoother appearance to the skin.
Who should consider Botox?
Anyone with shallow wrinkles (deep wrinkles may require treatment with fillers) on the forehead, smile lines, or crow’s feet that don’t go away when your face is relaxed. It’s best to wait until you are in your 30’s to begin a Botox regimen. Botox® can also treat a gummy smile, provide a subtle brow lift, bunny lines on nose, a smile that's angling down, and some neck lines.
How to prepare
No real preparation is needed for your appointment, but some doctors suggest avoiding aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E & fish oil for 24 hours before your appointment to minimize bruising.
What to expect
The procedure is quick, about thirty minutes or so, and you can anticipate feeling a slight prick when the Botox® is injected. Plan to take photos at the time of the appointment.
One of the benefits of Botox® is the minimal recovery time. You should be able to resume normal activity some important exceptions immediately after your treatment! No exercise for 4 hours, no lying down for 4 hours, no massages for 24 hours! Mild swelling or bruising can occur around the injection site, and be careful not to rub the treated area, as this can cause the Botox® to spread to other areas of your face. You should begin to see a smoothing of your skin about three days after the procedure.
The results of Botox® can last from three to five months. so you’ll need to head in for follow-up injections three to four times per year.
Get ready for a younger, fresher you. Schedule your Botox® appointment today!