Although aging is a natural process, the effects it has on our physical appearance can be extremely off-putting. One of the most common signs of old age are fine lines, especially around the eyes, nose, mouth, and forehead.

These undesirable changes tend to make us look older than we actually are, which is not something anyone would want. Besides, they tend to make us look dull and tired and do nothing to enhance our aesthetic appearance.

The worst part about aging is that these fine lines can start developing even in your late twenties and early thirties – a time in your life when you should be enjoying smooth and youthful skin. And if experience is any lesson, products aimed at preventing or getting rid of fine lines often don’t provide the expected results. This is where Botox comes in.

What is Botox and How Does it Work?

Botox is one of the most common non-surgical, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures available in the world. In fact, every year, more than 6 million Botox treatments are provided all over the world. It’s commonly used for getting rid of fine lines that appear as we age. It is FDA approved for patients between the ages of 18 to 65 and is safe to use under the guidance of a skilled cosmetic surgeon.

Botox is an injectable solution that is created from a neurotoxin known as botulinum toxin. If injected in the appropriate doses, the toxin acts to limit the signals sent to the contracting muscles that cause wrinkles to form in the first place. By limiting the signals sent to these muscles, they’ll relax and the wrinkles will gradually fade away.

What is the Procedure and Recovery Like?

As mentioned before, Botox is a minimally invasive procedure. It can be performed quickly as it only takes about 15 to 30 minutes for the entire process. It can be done over your lunch break and have you ready to take on the day with a youthful and rejuvenated look.

Since the procedure is minimally invasive, you can rest easy knowing that you won’t have to experience any severe discomfort. You may feel a slight sting when it is injected, but overall, you can expect the discomfort associated with the surgery to be minimal.

Who is a Suitable Candidate For Botox?

Before undergoing the Botox treatment, you will have to schedule a consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon in order to be deemed a good candidate for the treatment. Botox may be the ideal solution for you if you identify with the following:

  • You are between 18 to 65 years old.
  • You aren’t happy with your current appearance.
  • You have fine lines around your mouth, nose, eyes, and on your forehead.
  • You want to achieve smoother, more youthful skin.

A forever-young appearance is what many adults out there can only dream of. With Botox, this is no longer just wishful thinking. So what are you waiting for?

Contact Our Office

Botox is a great solution for anyone who isn’t happy with the way they look and want to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance without the need for surgery. If you;re interested in learning more about the procedure, contact our office to schedule a consultation with skilled plastic surgeon Dr. James Hardy.