Many people are frustrated by the frown lines and wrinkles that start appearing on their face due to aging. Aging is an inevitable process, and you can either welcome it with open arms or do something to address its effects. That’s where Botox comes in. When used in the correct manner, Botox can give you a more youthful appearance with fewer wrinkles.

Many people are hesitant when it comes to Botox treatments because they’ve seen so many of their favorite celebrities end up with cold, unreactive faces. That’s not what Botox does. When it is used in the correct way, Botox can leave you looking more youthful while still looking natural. With the advancement of technology in the recent years, the equipment and formulae used to make and administer Botox treatments have also improved.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox blocks nerve signals from the brain to the muscle that has been injected with Botox. This results in a more relaxed muscle. The brain sends messages to our muscles in order for them to react to certain scenarios. Without these messages, our muscle reactions will be limited, which in turn allows the overlying skin to lie flat. This gives you fewer lines and wrinkles, delaying the effects of aging.

You will need to have follow-up treatments over the years to sustain muscle relaxation. Botox only freezes the movement of the injected muscles for a period of four to six months. After this time, your muscles will resume functioning in their normal manner and age lines will once again begin to appear.

Botox – A Versatile Treatment

Not only does Botox effectively relax the muscles to smooth away wrinkles, it also has other valuable functions that are still being researched. Botox can be used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. These include lazy eye, cervical dystonia, and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). If you’re someone who sweats excessively from your hands or underarms, then Botox might be your solution. Just like it does with facial muscles, Botox can block neurotransmitters, and in this case, these neurotransmitters relate to excessive sweating. You will be able to control your sweating and feel more comfortable in public.

Your Consultation

There are many benefits to getting a Botox treatment. Arrange a consultation with your plastic surgeon to discuss you goals and objectives for this treatment. The doctor will explain all there is to know about the treatment in order to make you more comfortable prior to the procedure. Remember to keep an open mind and have realistic expectations.

Come In for a Botox Consultation

To get symmetrical and safe results, it is vital that you get the right amount of Botox in the right area. To ensure this, you must get your treatment from a skilled medical professional with years of experience.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Elias Gikas is an excellent choice for your next Botox treatment. Dr. Gikas is a well-respected surgeon with numerous satisfied patients. Contact our office today to schedule your Botox consultation and restore smooth youthful skin.