Botox has been one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for years. This is due to its safety and its beautiful results as a treatment for wrinkles and fine lines.
Beginning in our mid-thirties, we begin to develop fine lines and wrinkles. This is due to the decreased elasticity of our skin, which allows gravity and tension to takes its toll. Gradually, fine lines develop around the mouth, at the corners of the eyes, and on the forehead. If not taken care of, these fine lines can develop into deep wrinkles. Botox injections can reduce the appearance of already present fine lines and light wrinkles, and may even help to prevent them.
So, how does Botox work?
This cosmetic treatment uses small amounts of a highly purified, concentrated protein injected directly into specific muscles on the facial area. This protein helps the muscle to relax, allowing a softer, tension-free appearance of your face. Because of the relaxed muscles, your wrinkles and fine lines are diminished and give a fresh look to your face. Some fine lines and wrinkles can even be erased over time!
Botox can also be used to prevent the development of crows feet and other wrinkles. And, contrary to some myths circling around, it does not result in a frozen appearance. Instead, Botox done correctly by a professional plastic surgeon can keep your face looking naturally young and wrinkle-free.
What are some reasons I might want to get Botox?
If you’ve noticed that you have frown lines at the root of the nose between the eyes, horizontal lines on your forehead, or radial lines around the eyes (crows feet), you might want to consider taking advantage of our Botox treatment. These are the most common areas to develop wrinkles, and they are frequently (and successfully!) treated with Botox injections. Other areas include:
- ‘Bunny lines’ around the nose
- Wrinkles at the corners of the mouth
- ‘Smile’ wrinkles
- Narrowing of the jawline
But Botox isn’t only a solution for those struggling with age and gravity — Botox has other uses as well. Botox injections have been successfully used to improve the appearance of muscle bands at the neck, give a slight lift to falling eyebrows, help the corners of the mouth turn upward, reduce excess sweating, and improve tension headaches and migraines.
When is Botox not the answer?
For those that have deep lines and wrinkles, Botox injections won’t be the best or only solution. Instead, we would probably recommend an injectable filler, laser skin resurfacing or even (for those of a more advanced age) a facelift. These procedures are able to fill or lift up heavy wrinkles. Botox might be used to help make those procedures more effective.
Ready to Try Botox?
Now is the perfect time for you to try this safe procedure with a skilled cosmetic surgeon. Dr. McIntosh is known for his careful and precise Botox work, achieving precisely the right look and effect for his patients every time.
If you are interested in a Botox treatment in Bellevue, contact our office right away to schedule a free consultation. Dr. McIntosh meets with all his patients to discuss the procedure and assess the patient’s goals and desires. Dr. McIntosh does every treatment personally, so you never have to worry. You’ll get just the look you like.