Botox is practically a household name in this day and age. Botox has remained consistently popular among men and women for a variety of reasons. As a neurotoxin, Botox works differently than a lot of injectables. Rather than simply filling in the skin, Botox works on a muscular level. When injected into the muscles, Botox prevents muscles from being able to move, essentially temporarily paralyzing them (in a safe way, of course).
One great thing about Botox is that it can be used for several different things.
Forehead Lines and Wrinkles
Think of all the expressions you make when you talk. If you have ever watched yourself talk while looking in the mirror, you will see all of the looks you make. Although expressions are a good thing for conversations, they aren't a good thing for wrinkles. In fact, making the same movements over and over again can result in wrinkles; especially across your forehead. As you age, you may notice more and more fine lines and wrinkles across your forehead. By making strategic injections across the forehead, your provider can help to soften it and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Fine Lines Around Your Eyes
Another popular thing that people get Botox for is fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, like crow's feet. Although you may not have tons of fine lines around your eyes when you are relaxed, every time you smile, you are potentially creating more. Similar to forehead injections, your doctor will make injections around the outer sides of your eyes to help relax the fine lines and give you a more youthful appearance.
Botox has gained more popularity among younger people for the mere fact that it can be preventative. Even if you don't have fine lines and wrinkles, by injecting Botox into areas where you could get them, it will relax them and prevent you from making movements with your face that cause wrinkles. The great thing about Botox for prevention is that they typically don't have to use a lot, which means that it tends to be more affordable.
As you can see, there are several things that Botox can be used for or to prevent. If you want to learn a little bit more, reach out to a cosmetic surgeon or spa today.
To learn more, contact a cosmetic surgeon who operates in your local area about Botox treatments.