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Why Botox Is the Best Cosmetic Tool for Long-Term Wrinkle Reduction

woman getting botox injections in forehead

Injectable treatments for facial wrinkles accounted for nearly 8 million treatments in 2020, even with restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Injections based on botulinum toxin type A, including Botox® Cosmetic, the industry leader, accounted for more than half of those procedures. 

There’s a reason why so many people choose Botox. Simply, it works. 

There’s no other cosmetic treatment that has the power to relax expression lines caused by contracted muscles. Though it produces excellent results for most patients, you need a medical aesthetics specialist with training and expertise in the anatomy of the face. 

Aesthetic Lab by Gifty NP is a medical practice targeted to aesthetics and wellness. We can help you achieve your appearance goals with the professional care you desire when you choose Botox or other botulinum toxin type A treatments. 

Understanding Botox

The botulinum toxin is a powerful neurotoxin that blocks the release of a chemical in your body called acetylcholine, which interrupts the normal contractions of muscle tissue. Botox uses a purified and diluted version of the toxin that affects only those muscles into which it is injected. 

With age and healthy living, some expression muscles in your face take on a semipermanent contraction, never fully relaxing. On your forehead and between your eyes, these muscles can give you a worried or tense appearance. 

Beside your eyes, your crow’s feet may not smooth out, artificially aging your appearance. 

Carefully injected with a very fine needle, Botox allows these contracted muscles to relax. The deep wrinkles originating with these muscles begin to fade, smoothing your skin and producing a younger look within a week of your treatment. 

We target only a few specific muscles, so you retain the ability to form normal expressions. Your face simply returns to a natural state of rest. 

Long-term effects of Botox

One treatment produces smooth results for four months or longer. Though individual results vary, you may well find that these expression lines are less pronounced, even when the effects of your Botox treatment wear off. 

Additional treatments produce the same results, but you may notice that the effects last longer with subsequent treatments. There’s a natural body reaction that begins to aid the effects of the Botox injections. 

When you don’t use a muscle, it gets weaker and begins to atrophy. This is a problem when your arm or leg is immobilized because of a broken bone. But this weakness in the common Botox injection points doesn’t affect your ability to lift or walk long distances.

There’s even a trend for younger people to seek preemptive Botox treatments, injections that prevent the semipermanent contractions before they become a deep and annoying issue. 

The best place to start is with a visit to Aesthetic Lab by Gifty NP in Modesto, California. Call our office at 209-252-6676 to book your personal consultation. We can show you how Botox provides long-term wrinkle reduction. Book your appointment today.

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