If you’re becoming frustrated by the sight of wrinkles on your face when you look in the mirror, you’ve probably started researching options for ways to reduce their appearance and restore a smoother, more youthful-looking complexion.
The problem is that there are so many choices — serums, creams, chemical peels, facials, laser treatments, and even a few promising home remedies. How do you know which option will be most effective for you?
Here at Kingsway Medispa & Wellness Center, licensed aesthetician Roza Leon and our skilled team believe the answer is simple: Despite all the alternatives, Botox® Cosmetic is still the best method for reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles. Here’s why.
When you smile, frown, laugh, cry, or make any facial movement or expression, your facial muscles contract. As you make the same repeated motions over the years, these muscle contractions cause fine lines and wrinkles to develop, especially around your eyes and across your forehead.
These are the wrinkles you don’t like to see in the mirror. Enter Botox.
Botox is the brand name for a highly purified derivative of botulinum toxin, which is safe and FDA-approved to use in small amounts for cosmetic purposes. In fact, it’s the toxin’s ability to temporarily paralyze your subcutaneous facial muscles that makes it so effective at smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.
When we inject a small dose of Botox into a specific area of your face, the toxin blocks the nerve signals in that area, which paralyzes the muscles and prevents the repetitive contractions that formed the wrinkles in the first place. As the muscles relax, the overlying wrinkles become smoother and less noticeable.
Botox was first approved for cosmetic use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2002. In the two decades since, it remains the best way to treat dynamic wrinkles because it neutralizes their root cause — the repeated muscle contractions that create those lines and creases in the first place.
Botox also acts quickly (you can expect to see beautiful results within a day or two), and its effects last for months.
In some situations, the injections can also help your body produce more collagen and elastin, which are the foundational skin proteins that improve the structure and elasticity of your skin, causing it to look younger. Botox also works well when used in combination with dermal fillers.
If you’re in the market to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around your eyes or across your forehead, you won’t find a better treatment option than Botox.
Our expert team at Kingsway Medispa and Wellness Center is glad to create a customized treatment plan for your specific situation. Just call our office in Brooklyn, New York, today, or use our online scheduler to book your own appointment any time. You can be wrinkle-free in no time.