There are so many good things that come later in life, such as wisdom, experience, and the freedom to do what you wish. Unfortunately, one of the things that also comes later in life is wrinkles.
The good news is, the story doesn’t end there. At Ross Bridge Medical Center in Hoover, Alabama, Madhav Devani, MD, and our team can help you roll back the years. How? With Botox®.
Botox is a simple, safe, and effective treatment for reducing wrinkles. Furthermore, it doesn’t involve surgery or long recovery times. In this blog, we go over everything you need to know about Botox.
What is Botox?
Before we explain what Botox does, we first have to explain why wrinkles develop. There are two types of wrinkles: static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles form due to aging and gravity. Dynamic wrinkles — which is what Botox treats — form due to making repeated facial expressions, such as raising your eyebrows.
Over time, the muscles that form these expressions can begin to stay in a semicontracted state. Because of this, the semicontracted muscles can begin to push up the skin above them to form lines and wrinkles.
This is where Botox comes in. Botox is an injectable toxin that works by blocking signals from your nerves to your muscles. This prevents specific muscles from contracting, which allows the skin above these muscles to smooth out.
Botox is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles, and it’s backed by 16 years of scientific studies. It can treat a wide variety of wrinkles, including crows feet, vertical lip lines, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles.
Results of Botox
Botox offers several benefits, including subtle, predictable, natural-looking results. The procedure is quick and easy — taking only about 10 minutes — and you can return to your daily activities as soon as you leave our office. Most people begin seeing results in 24-48 hours, with full results within a week
Side effects are minimal and typically resolve in a short amount of time. These may include headaches, mild pain or swelling, numbness, weakness in nearby muscles, and bruising.
Results typically last about four months. However, results vary from person to person, which is why Dr. Devani creates specific plans for his patients based on their aesthetic goals and results.
Do you want to roll back the years? Botox may be able to help you do just that. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with Ross Bridge Medical Center today.