Botulinum skin injections are arguably one of the most famous skin treatments available today. These injections have been popularized by their minimally-invasive outpatient nature and a myriad of skin benefits that few cosmetic procedures offer. Injections are administered directly to the target area, most commonly facial muscles, which produces relaxation in the muscles and leads to fading of wrinkles, fine lines, furrows, crow’s feet, and other cosmetic imperfections. With regular maintenance of Botox, you can count on your skin being as youthful as ever.
Here are some of the top ways in which Botox is good for your skin.
Fine lines and wrinkles are some of the most common skin complaints that arise as a natural consequence of photo-aging. Botox works by paralyzing the facial muscles that lie beneath the surface of such imperfections. Relaxation of these muscles results in deeper wrinkles fading with time. Botox not only removes existing wrinkles but according to some studies, might even help prevent new wrinkles from forming in the future.
It is natural to get skeptical when any skin product offers immediate results. Botox is one dermatologic procedure that lives up to this claim by offering immediately obvious results on your skin. You can start to notice a visible difference in the appearance of your skin after just one session. However, it is important to note that lasting results are only possible through a maintenance plan that involves Botox injections at an interval of three months or more.
Most experimental procedures that claim to remove wrinkles might contain chemicals that end up doing more harm to your skin than good. Botox is different from such procedures because it is 100% safe and more than 95% of individuals report little to no side effects after the procedure. Undesirable skin reactions like swelling and bruising are not common, and the injectable Botulinum toxin carries zero risk of any systemic disease since it only acts locally on the skin and underlying facial muscles.
One highly desirable byproduct of Botox injections is their ability to get rid of acne by reducing the production of oil in the sebaceous glands of the skin. Acne results from excess oil production in the form of sebum, which gets infected by bacteria resulting in unsightly pustules and nodules that characterize acne. Botox injections in the common breakout areas of the skin can not only remove wrinkles but also leave your skin clear of acne. While acne removal might not be the intended target of the treatment, killing two birds with one stone is always a good thing when it comes to skincare.
With each Botox treatment, the facial muscles that are responsible for the creation of skin wrinkles and creases become weaker and smaller. It means that these areas of the skin are less likely to form wrinkles in the future. Additionally, inhibition of facial muscle contraction retrains the muscles to get stimulated less with facial movements that might lead to wrinkle formation, further contributing to the longevity of observed effects.
Botox is a safe and painless procedure that allows you to get wrinkle removal from your facial skin in little to no time. The procedure offers a wide range of benefits, carries no side effects, and is a relatively inexpensive way to restore the youthfulness of your face.