Botox is the botulinum toxin and is a popular cosmetic injectable that is the only FDA-approved treatment for moderate to severe frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet. According to a 2009 study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, people had their negative moods lowered after Botox prevented frowning. Here are a few signs that you may need Botox cosmetic injectables.
1. Smile Line Formation
If you’re already getting smile lines or crow’s feet, you’re a great candidate for the botulinum toxin injections. When you work the muscles around the eyes, you’re at risk of developing crow’s feet. Botox works to relax those muscles temporarily and will make smile lines smooth, creating a more youthful appearance.
2. Smoker Status
If you’re a smoker or an ex-smoker, you may have what is termed ‘Smoker’s lines’ which are those lines that are above the mouth and from years of the ‘smoker’s lip pucker’. Getting Botox injections will lower the amount of mouth muscle contractions, which keeps your lines from getting worse.
3. Frown Lines Forming
If you’re starting to notice frown lines or forehead lines, this is one of the first places that wrinkle formation begins. Botox will work well on these while they are still dynamic, or wrinkles that appear on the movement of the face and not while at rest. Dynamic wrinkles are easier to treat and reverse than wrinkles that have already set in.
4. You Just Have Mild Wrinkles
If you do not have severe wrinkles, you will see the best results from Botox. The botulinum toxin injections will work to reduce the onset of any severe wrinkling and smooth out the appearance on your face.
5. Prevention Head Start
Using Botox as a preventative is a great idea to achieve wrinkle prevention. Using Botox in this manner will treat any mild lines and wrinkles you may have, and can prevent the formation of future wrinkles before they set in. Using this injectable in accordance with sunscreen, a healthy diet, and a non-smoking lifestyle can keep your skin looking great.
Keep in mind that the botulinum toxin works best when the client is between 18-70 years old with skin that has good elasticity. Everyone’s skin ages differently, so talking with a good clinician can help determine your expected results. If you are considering Botox or want some more information, give Natural Beauty Clinic a call today!