At a botox clinic or at your dermatologist who specialises in anti-ageing injections, you might find the key to lasting youth – at least for your skin – but even if it is a preventive wrinkle treatment, you should be careful not to go overboard. As people age, skin tends to lose its suppleness and elasticity and minute folds begin to appear at the areas where the facial muscles tend to be the most active. The older a person is, the more prominent these wrinkles become – even in the areas which don’t have as much facial muscular activity.
Growing old in a graceful way is an adage that is applicable only to people who follow strict dietary plans, exercise and a lifestyle that’s conducive to their physiology. Sadly, for the majority of us, these things come in at the second tier of priorities due to the hectic nature of work and social life. This portion of the population can be quite significant. Be it an office employee, a social worker or a diva, anti-ageing injections can come in handy when trying to look your best while you still lead an active lifestyle. Botox treatments can include many kinds of products, but all of them depend on the neurotoxic protein called Botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
As a neurotoxin, the protein is available in a powder form that is dissolved in a saline solution. This helps in injecting the product into the skin. The toxin paralyses the muscles in the area where it is injected, and the effects stay for a period of 5-6 months – depending on the person’s physiology. During this period, the skin around the muscles gets time to repair itself and this removes the wrinkles in the area. Of course, the effects are temporary, and you might have to undergo multiple treatments, but each subsequent one helps repairs the skin even more, gradually tightening the skin around your face naturally.
Botox is very efficient at dealing with wrinkles that are rather light or ‘young’ or considered ‘dynamic’. These will be the ones that are formed when you move your face while smiling or frowning. As a preventative treatment, Botox can lessen the intensity of such wrinkles and can even stop them from showing up at an older age.
There are certain things to be kept in mind before you decide to go for a Botox treatment. First off, these are actual injections implementing a very fine needle. So, yes, they are going to hurt a bit. The saline solution used might take some time to be absorbed by your body, so you might have some bumps on your skin for a while, but these go away rather quickly.
Check with your dermatologist and mention all medications and supplements that you might be using. Certain things can negatively impact the treatment or cause unnecessary bruising on the face. If you’re planning for pregnancy, are pregnant or are breastfeeding, it is best to consult with your doctor before choosing to go for a Botox treatment. Try to go for a treatment that offers a more natural and expressive face, so the results won’t be as stark compared to your untreated face.