One of the most noticeable signs of aging are the tell-tale lines around the eyes. They’re often affectionately called ‘laughter’ lines as they often appear when you’re smiling; however, for some people, they’re nothing to laugh about.
These wrinkles around the lines can really add years to your appearance, leaving many people feeling self-conscious, and in extreme cases, reluctant even to smile, for fear of drawing attention to them. If this sounds like you, there may be an easy solution at hand.
Botox: How Does it Work?
Thanks to its popularity with the celebrity world, Botox is well known across the US as an anti-aging cosmetic treatment. It’s a simple procedure, which involves a series of small injections around the affected area. The botulinum toxin helps to block the nerves that traditionally contract the muscles when you smile, which immediately softens the appearance of the unsightly lines.
Who Benefits Most?
Botox isn’t suitable for those who have ‘set’ lines; immobile lines that don’t move much. However, for wrinkles that appear when you’re moving your face, such as crow’s feet or frown-lines, Botox provides an excellent solution.
Some people even use Botox as a preventative measure; as by stopping the muscle from moving, it’s possible to stop the lines forming in the first place.
Botox: Things to Know Before Booking an Appointment
Botox is considered a very safe procedure, but it’s important to bear a few things in mind before you book your appointment.
Firstly, the FDA recommends that you tell your doctor if you’re pregnant or nursing before having Botox treatment. This is important, in order to ensure the safety of your child. Secondly, there are possible side-effects, though these are generally minor, and include symptoms such as slight bruising, pain and temporary drooping of the eyelid. However, these occur in less than 1% of patients.
Lastly, it’s imperative to receive treatment from a qualified professional. If you’re unsure, trust your instincts and seek out another cosmetic specialist instead.
Booking Your Botox Treatment Today
Botox is a really simple, swift procedure, and it’s easy to fit an appointment into your day. To find out more about how you can get rid of your unwanted frown and laughter lines, simply call Midwest Medical Aesthetics today at (913) 327-7175.