Is Botox the Right Option for Reducing Wrinkles?

Luckily, for those patients considering Botox and Dysport injections in the Troy area, this is a safe alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures. With just a few simple visits, anyone can achieve the youthful  appearance they have been searching for, virtually turning back the hands of time with Botox. 

What is Botox? 

Botox  is a brand name for botulinum toxin type A, a natural nerve paralyzer  that is made from a certain naturally occurring bacterium protein. It first gained popularity for treating the signs of fine lines and wrinkles during the 1980’s and has been in use by doctors all over the world since then. By injecting into facial muscles, doctors are able to relax them and smooth the lines they cause in the facial structure. This procedure usually lasts for anywhere from three to four months, depending on the area affected and the patient. 

Is Botox Safe? 

When administered by a licensed and trained injector, regular Botox injections are completely safe and very effective. Botox injections carry very few risks and require no recovery time, making them an easy option for many.  Botox procedures usually take a few  minutes to complete  and cause very little discomfort for patients. Although rare, some patients may notice mild redness for a few hours after the procedure, minor headaches and  occasionally minor bruising. Luckily, for those who experience mild bruising,  regular makeup will hide this easily. 

As an added bonus, Botox is used to treat much more than just the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Doctors across the US have successfully used Botox to treat neck muscle spasms,  excessive sweating, twitching eyelids  and in some cases, migraine headaches. 

When to Get Botox? 

In the past, people have waited until their 50’s and 60’s to begin Botox injections, when lines and wrinkles are already visible on the face.  Starting Botox injections earlier, in your late 20’s and 30’s, facial lines can be treated before they begin to stick around, slowing down the development of lines and wrinkles and possibly needing less Botox as you age, making you feel Fabulous at Any Age ®