The facial expressions you make every day can help others determine your mood. This includes frowning, laughing, and smiling. But did you know that these movements of the face can also contribute to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles? We don’t want you to stop smiling, which is why the doctors at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads offers anti-aging solutions for new and current patients. One of the cosmetic treatments often asked for by name is Botox.
Understanding how Botox works
You’ve probably heard of Botox, but do you know how it works? Botox is actually a medication that is injected not just into the face, but directly into facial muscles. It works by reducing muscle contractions that occur when you make certain facial expressions, which in turn smooths the skin in the surrounding area. Also known as a neuromodulator, Botox provides results for both adult men and women seeking a more youthful look.
Is Botox safe?
Botox is formulated with an ingredient called botulinum toxin type A. It has been cleared by the FDA to use for cosmetic purposes. However, it has been used in other areas of medicine for decades, and is also a solution for problems such as overactive bladder, chronic headaches and migraines, and for patients who struggle with excessive sweating, a condition better known as hyperhidrosis. Thousands of men and women who have had Botox injections can’t be wrong!
Who is a candidate for Botox injections?
Botox is just one of many injectables available at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads, and may not be the best for one patient versus another. During a consultation visit, our team can help determine if you are a good candidate for this or other treatment options available at the office.
Unhappy with dynamic wrinkles on the face?
Connect with our team at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads to discuss the benefits of using Botox injectables to smooth away fine lines, wrinkles, and folds on the upper portions of the face. We have several office locations throughout Virginia, and an appointment can be made at any of them by calling our main line at (757) 873-3500.