Looking to rid your face of fine lines and wrinkles and turn back the clock to more youthful, smooth skin? Botox may be the right option for you. Botox works by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves with the goal of relaxing those muscles, so they no longer contract and therefore do not crease the skin causing unwanted lines and wrinkles. Certain factors will play a role in the efficacy of your Botox treatment. Keep in mind that it will likely take multiple treatments to make results last longer as well. Variables include your age, the elasticity of your skin, your wrinkle depth and intensity, and your metabolism. How long does Botox last? On average, Botox lasts between 3-4 months.

Botox is a protein that is derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When it is injected into the muscle, it blocks signals from the nerves that cause the muscle to contract, relaxing and softening the look of wrinkles, making your skin look smoother. Botox however is temporary however, because over time the body breaks down that protein. There are a few tips to help you prolong your more youthful look for longer, maximizing your Botox results. These include avoiding sun damage, switching to low-intensity workouts (high intensity workouts raise your metabolic rate which may metabolize the Botox more quickly), reduce stress levels, moisturize the skin, and avoid nicotine. All of these are great suggestions for overall skincare too.

When looking for a Botox provider, training and experience matters. A dermatologist should be knowledgeable in the muscle, tissue, and nerve structures of the face to have precision and care about to where to place your injections for the best, and most natural looking, results. Ask for client testimonials, before and after photos, a sterile office environment, and a provider that offers follow up and touch up appointments.

To schedule your appointment for Botox injections, call THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology at 602-867-7546. For more information on Botox and how to safely and effectively smooth lines and wrinkles, visit our website at WEBSITE. Let us discuss with you how to help you achieve your skin goals and the various options of skin rejuvenation.