When it comes to anti-aging treatments, Botox is probably the most widely known and trusted. While dermal fillers are great for replacing lost volume in the face and filling in the lines that result, Botox is better for resolving fine lines and wrinkles especially around the eyes and mouth. Here are some of the advantages and benefits of Botox.
Safe and Effective
Botox is extremely effective in combating fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. It is most commonly used to treat the lines around the eyes and between the brows, but it can also be used to treat the laugh lines around the mouth. Botox works by relaxing the muscles that create repeated expression to decrease the effect of muscle movement on lines on the face. Botox can decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as prevent them from worsening.
Of all cosmetic treatments, Botox is one of the most cost effective. Depending on the treatment area and how much Botox is needed to get results, you will spend between $150 and $300 on a single treatment of Botox. However, this is much less than most dermal fillers and more invasive cosmetic treatments for lines and wrinkles.
No Side Effects
There have been few reported side effects with Botox. Most people experience no side effects at all. The Botox active ingredient is purified botulinum toxin A, which carries no risk of botulism and is completely safe. The treatment is also FDA approved for the treatment of lines and wrinkles.
Other Health Benefits
Botox can also be used to treat a number of health conditions. It is believed that Botox injections can reduce the intensity and frequency of migraines. Botox can also remedy muscle stiffness and twitching, which can be an effect of several different medical conditions.
Of course, your Botox treatment needs to be repeated from time to time. Botox results generally last about three to six months. If you are ready to try Botox for yourself, or if you are in need of a booster treatment, contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.