Since the aging process is so slow, when we look at ourselves in the mirror from day to day, we cannot tell that we’ve aged. It is not unless something drastic happens like our hair going gray or suffering a dramatic loss in facial volume that we even notice that something has changed.
When we sit down and look at ourselves in the mirror and compare our current appearance with the way we looked 10 or 15 years ago, we begin to truly understand how big an impact aging has had on us. When we make a comparison, we can start to see the development of wrinkles along the side of our eyes, across our forehead and around our mouth.
Some people opt for cosmetic surgery to reverse the appearance of aging. And while some cosmetic surgical procedures can produce excellent results, they do require some downtime and they have some unavoidable risks.
For this reason, many individuals have opted to use injectable treatments such as BOTOX®. This injectable is designed to remove the dynamic wrinkles that are most associated with aging. These dynamic wrinkles are the wrinkles that form in our forehead, around our eyes and around the side of our mouth when we make facial gestures.
The way that BOTOX® works is by blocking some of the signals that our nerves send to our face. When these signals are blocked, our muscles will not contract as severely as they would have normally. This serves two purposes. First, it prevents the contracting muscles from telegraphing wrinkles onto the skin. It also gives the skin a chance to rest, relax and erase some of the wrinkles it has developed over the years.
BOTOX® is not a permanent procedure. The results tend to last anywhere between three and six months. However, you should have the confidence of knowing that with some minor touch-up treatments, you can maintain your youthful and refreshed appearance.
BOTOX® works the best on individuals who are healthy. This makes sense because the injections are still a medical procedure. Just like any medical procedure, the healthier a person is, the better results they tend to see.
Located in Chicago, IL, Dr. Steven Dayan, MD is an expert when it comes to all things BOTOX® and cosmetic surgery. During a consultation at his office, you can learn more about this injectable and how it can benefit you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.