As we age, the cellular changes that occur in our skin begin to accelerate, resulting in our skin losing a little bit more of its firmness and elasticity with each passing year. This loss is mostly due to the depletion of collagen, the protein responsible for skin’s elasticity; however, lifestyle and environmental factors, such as stress, climate, and smoking, can also contribute to the occurrence of wrinkles.
Thankfully, there are several options available that are proven to decrease wrinkles and provide a smoother, more youthful appearance. Injectable fillers, such as BOTOX, are used to fill lines and creases or add fullness to the lips and cheeks.
BOTOX is a purified protein toxin that, when injected into the skin, restores a youthful appearance. It is a widely known and popular cosmetic solution because it is known to be safe, quick, effective, and easy, with minimal discomfort. BOTOX works because the facial muscles that cause the wrinkles relax after being temporarily paralyzed by the injectable solution. The procedure can take just minutes and results typically last three to four months.
After the procedure, patients can immediately resume their normal activities. Some minor pain, swelling, or bruising at or around the injection site may occur, but it is usually minimal and resolves quickly.