Wrinkles are an unfortunate part of the aging process, causing you to look tired and older than you feel. There are a variety of treatments that may help, but Botox® is a nonsurgical aesthetic procedure that has proven to be one of the best treatments for wrinkle reduction.
At Lori Scott Family Care in Kinston, North Carolina, Dr. Lori Scott provides a wide variety of aesthetic treatments — with Botox injections at the top of the list — to make you look and feel your best. Here’s why it’s the gold standard in wrinkle reduction.
The science behind Botox
Botox injections are made up of botulinum toxin, a type of neurotoxin. It’s produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which is dangerous in high doses. However, botulinum toxin in small doses is safe for use in aesthetics.
There are different forms of wrinkles, including static and dynamic wrinkles. Botox is best used for dynamic wrinkles, as these are formed by repeated muscle contractions.
Botox injections are the main form of cosmetic botulinum toxin therapy, and they work by interfering with the nerve signals to the muscles in your face. This essentially paralyzes the muscles temporarily, keeping them from contracting and smoothing out lines and wrinkles, helping to soften the look of wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes.
Why Botox is still the best
Botox is one of many treatments available to help you improve the appearance of wrinkles on your face. But is it still the best?
Botulinum toxin treatments were first approved for cosmetic use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002. That means it’s been around for 20 years, as a steadfast way to combat the signs of aging.
It’s best known for its effect on hard-to-treat wrinkles on your face, providing you with a more youthful appearance without having to undergo expensive and painful plastic surgery. But Botox is much more than that. It’s a versatile treatment that has various uses, including:
- Relieving chronic migraine
- Treating overactive bladder
- Controlling severe underarm sweating
- Relieving TMJ pain
- Improving skin dimpling
- Softening neck bands
When it comes to its ability to temporarily smooth out lines on your face, however, Botox is the gold standard. While there are other options on the market, Botox has stood the test of time with its wrinkle treatment and prevention. It has few side effects, and results last for several months at a time.
Other brands of the injection don’t have the same potency that Botox does, allowing it to work on even the toughest of dynamic wrinkles and lines in your skin.
Benefits of Botox treatments
Dr. Scott is happy to provide Botox injections for any of her patients who want to refresh a tired look. If you’re looking to get rid of unsightly wrinkles, Dr. Scott and her team can certainly help.
There are a lot of benefits that go along with Botox injections. For instance, they’re minimally invasive, only requiring a few needle sticks to achieve months of wrinkle-free skin. Results vary but can last from 3-6 months, depending on how active you are and how your body metabolizes the toxin. This means you may only need to have two sessions a year to maintain a more youthful look.
There’s also little downtime after your injections. Typically, you want to avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after your injections, and you want to avoid laying down or tilting your head forward for an hour or two after your injections. But you can go about other activities as tolerated.
Botox is one of the best treatments for wrinkle reduction. It has the safety and proven results to stay a top contender in the aesthetics industry for 20 years and counting.
If you want to explore the benefits of Botox, call our office today at 252-238-7079 to schedule a consultation. You may also book an appointment online.