Reasons Why We Think You Should Try Botox

Botox® is, by far, the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatment in the United States, with nearly 8 million treatments performed every year. Probably the biggest reason why Botox is so popular is because it works so well in smoothing out facial lines and wrinkles. But that’s just one reason to consider Botox treatments.

The providers at Coopersburg Family Practice want their patients to understand all the benefits of Botox treatments. This post touches on the biggest reasons why we think you should consider Botox to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

The ABCs of Botox

Botox treats dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles form due to years of making repeated facial expressions. Over time, the muscles that make these expressions can begin to stay in a semicontracted state.

These semicontracted muscles consequently push up the skin above them to form lines and wrinkles. Botox blocks the nerve signals that cause these muscles to stay contracted, thus causing the muscles to relax and the skin above them to smooth out. Among the wrinkles Botox can treat are the following:

And while Botox is probably most well-known as a cosmetic treatment, its ability to block nerve signals can also help treat other nerve- and muscle-related problems, such as the following:

Botox’s cosmetic applications have their roots way back in the 1970s, when animal subjects treated for crossed eyes were found to have fewer wrinkles around the eye area — a “side effect” the original researchers had not expected.

Seven reasons why you should consider Botox

Of course, looking younger and more energized is the main reason why women and men consider Botox in the first place. But, there are plenty of other reasons to consider using Botox.

1. Botox has an established safety profile

Botox has been used for decades to treat wrinkles in the forehead, between the brows, and at the corners of the eyes (“crow’s feet”), and it’s regularly used to treat many other issues as well. In short, Botox has a long history and a safety profile you can feel confident in.

2. Treatment is more comfortable than you might think

Yes, Botox uses needles. But, the needles are extremely thin, typically much thinner than the needles used for flu shots, for example. Most people liken the injections to a “little pinch” that lasts only while the injection is being given, which is just a few seconds per injection site.

3. Botox works quickly

Once you’ve had your injections, you can expect to see results within just a few days, with full results visible in 10-14 days. 

4. There’s no downtime

You can have Botox injections during your lunch hour and go back to work right afterward if you want. You’ll probably have some redness and maybe a little swelling at the injection sites, but those effects should diminish quickly.

5. It’s minimally invasive

With Botox injections, there are no incisions, no anesthesia, and no sutures or scars — just smoother skin and a more relaxed and youthful appearance.

6. Treatments can be customized

Based on the extent of wrinkling and other factors, our doctors can customize your treatment, both in terms of how much Botox is used and where the injections are placed. That means you can expect a natural-looking result that doesn’t make you look stiff or “frozen.”

7. You can maintain your results with touch-ups

The effects of Botox last about 4-6 months, and the good news is, you can have regular touch-ups to help you keep looking your youthful best.

Look refreshed and feel more confident with Botox

If wrinkles around your eyes, forehead, and mouth are making you look older than you feel, Botox could be the solution you’re looking for. To learn more about Botox treatments and how they can help you look and feel more youthful and more confident, book an appointment over the phone with Coopersburg Family Practice today.

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