Spring and summer are just around the corner! After the long, dark, cold days of winter, the urge to peel off the layers and freshen everything up is irresistible. If you’re looking for a way to rejuvenate your appearance in time for spring with no down time, consider Botox. Botox facial injections are safe, suitable for all skin types, and provide visible results in very little time. Smooth out your wrinkles, erase unwanted lines, and revitalize your look just in time for spring!
What Is Botox?
Botox is a drug made from botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Clostridium botulinum bacterium are naturally occurring and can be found in a variety of settings, including lakes, forest, and soil. The spores are harmless until they transform in vegetative cells and begin to multiply; then, they become one of the most toxic substances on the planet.
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin that disrupts the normal signaling processes between neurons. When injected directly into muscles in small doses, Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscle and prevents it from contracting. Botox is currently being used to safely, therapeutically treat dozens of medical conditions, including migraines, excessive sweating, strabismus, cerebral palsy, neck tremors, and many more. Botox is also widely used for reducing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.
What Causes Wrinkles and What Can Botox Do About It?
Imagine, for a moment, a piece of paper that’s folded over and over again in the same spot. Over time, the crease in the paper becomes deeper and more visible, and the paper in that spot becomes weaker. Skin works in much the same way. Young skin can bounce back from being folded. Fat and collagen work together to fill in the “folds” and completely hide them.
However, as skin ages, it loses its ability to mask and repair folds and starts to act more like the paper, showing visible creases–wrinkles–and getting weaker. Forehead lines, smile lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes are all places where a lifetime of expression begins to show as skin ages.
What can Botox do? Botox temporarily disables the facial nerves that tell the muscles to contract. If the muscles can’t contract, they can’t make your skin wrinkle. This can soften or eliminate the look of dynamic wrinkles–the wrinkles that are only visible when the muscle physically contracts. You’ll see significant improvement around your cheeks and eyes where smiles, grimaces, and squints leave their mark.
However, Botox does have limitations. Deep wrinkles that are present even when the muscle is at rest cannot be erased by Botox, but Botox can soften even these deep creases. And, when used in conjunction with fillers, can provide dramatic results.
How Can Botox Rejuvenate Your Look for Spring?
Botox is a great way to do some spring cleaning by eliminating unwanted fine lines and wrinkles at a medical spa in NYC.
- Smooth forehead wrinkles–Give yourself a more youthful look with Botox injections that blur the lines that run across your forehead.
- Get rid of your “11s”–You know the ones we mean: the lines between your brows that look like the number 11 and make it seem like you’re always a bit angry. Tackle these unsightly lines, also called glabellar lines, with Botox injections, and look immediately fresher and more alert.
- Erase your crow’s feet–These fine lines around your eyes, known as canthal lines, are perfect targets for Botox. Smooth these lines with Botox, and look more youthful and radiant this spring.
Give yourself the ultimate spring refresh with Botox facial injections. Results are visible within days and will give you a youthful, rejuvenated glow that will last through spring and summer. Call today!