Incorporating Botox Into Your Regular Beauty Routine

Botox® treatments are — by far — the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States, with almost 8 million treatments performed each year. The reason is pretty simple: No one wants to look older than they feel.

At Coopersburg Family Practice in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, our team offers custom Botox treatments tailored to each patient’s needs and goals, so you can feel confident about your results even before your treatment begins. In this blog, we explain what Botox is and provide seven reasons why you should consider making it part of your regular beauty routine.

What is Botox?

There are two types of wrinkles: static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles form due to aging and environmental factors, such as sun exposure and the loss of collagen. Dynamic wrinkles — which is what Botox treats — form due to years of making repeated facial movements.

In time, the muscles that make these movements can begin to stay in a semicontracted state, thus pushing up the skin above them to form lines and wrinkles. Botox, which is a neuromuscular agent, helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles by blocking the nerve signals that make these muscles contract. By causing the treated muscles to relax, the skin above them can smooth out as well.

Seven reasons to use Botox

Botox treatments provide many benefits. Here are seven of them:

1. It has a long history of safe use

Botox has been used medically for decades. In fact, it was during treatment trials for crossed eyes (strabismus) when researchers first noticed the drug’s effects on glabellar wrinkles, those vertical wrinkles that show up between your eyebrows. Since then, it’s gained FDA approval for muscle spasms, migraines, urinary incontinence, and, of course, eye and forehead wrinkles.

2. One session, multiple areas

Unlike some treatments that allow only one treatment area per visit, with Botox, you can have multiple areas injected at one appointment. That means in just one visit, you can have your crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines, and smile lines treated for an overall more youthful, more energized result.

3. Results last for months — or longer

Botox results typically last anywhere from 4-6 months, and with repeat treatments, you can maintain your results indefinitely. In fact, by scheduling routine “touch-up” treatments, you can enjoy more youthful-looking skin for as long as you like. 

4. Treatment are quick

Once your treatment begins, each Botox injection takes just a few minutes. Plus, because the needles used are super thin — much thinner than needles used for vaccinations — most people experience very little discomfort. A little ice afterward can get rid of any minor pain or swelling you might have.

5. There’s no downtime

With Botox injections, you don’t have to plan to take a day — or more — off for recovery. In fact, you can return to work or your other routines right after your treatment, making it a really convenient way to look your best, no matter how busy your schedule may be.

6. Results are customizable

Botox is given in doses, just like medicines. That means that even though there are specific dosing regimens depending on the depth and extent of wrinkling, your treatment can be customized to give you the natural results you want without worrying about looking “frozen” or stiff.

7. Patients love the results

Botox has a patient satisfaction rating of 98%, which is practically unheard of in aesthetic medicine. In fact, research shows that patient satisfaction actually increases with additional Botox treatments, which is one more really big reason why so many people make Botox part of their regular beauty routines.

Look younger, feel younger

One more benefit: Botox results are almost immediately visible and will continue to improve your appearance in the days following your treatment. If you’ve been thinking about adding Botox to your routine, now is the perfect time. To learn more, book an appointment over the phone with Coopersburg Family Practice today.

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