Botox is one of the most popular and versatile cosmetic treatments for minimizing the signs of aging. But who administers your Botox is just as important as the product itself when it comes to achieving natural-looking results. With Botox Day coming up on November 15, it’s the perfect time to consider trying Botox or researching the ideal injector for ongoing treatments.
Botox is the brand name for botulinum toxin, a purified protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In extremely small doses, Botox blocks nerve signals to specific muscles, temporarily reducing muscle activity that causes moderate to severe wrinkles.
Here are a few other ways neuromodulators (like Botox) can be beneficial:
Smooth & Tighten the Jawline
Platysmal bands are the vertical lines that develop along the neck and jawline as we age. They occur as the platysma muscles in the neck begin to lose elasticity and loosen. When contracted, these muscles create visible cords under the skin.
Botox provides a simple, non-surgical way to smooth platysmal bands. When expertly injected into the platysma muscles, Botox blocks the nerve signals that trigger muscle contraction. This relaxation of the muscles helps soften and diminish the appearance of vertical neck bands and lines for a smoother, tighter jawline.
Botox Helps Reduce Signs of Aging in the Lower Face
Botox relaxes the orbicularis oris muscles around the mouth, smoothing out wrinkles and creases like lip lines and upturning the corners of the mouth for a subtle lip flip.
For persons with a gummy smile, strategic injection along the upper gumline can reduce excessive gingival show when smiling by limiting contraction of the elevator muscles surrounding the mouth.
Botox can help avoid collagen loss.
We lose collagen and skin suppleness as we age, causing our skin to sag and fine lines and wrinkles to emerge. This process can start as early as 25 years old, but by starting Botox treatments early, you may be able to slow down the process. Some people develop forehead creases early in life because of the way they express themselves or the natural quality of their skin. In these cases, Botox can help prevent the deepening of expression wrinkles you can already see when your face is at rest.
Botox may aid in the prevention of wrinkles.
Understanding how Botox works is crucial to comprehending how it might be used to prevent wrinkles: Botox works by blocking nerve signals that cause facial muscles to contract, causing wrinkles to relax and soften. Botox is therefore great for dynamic wrinkles—those that come from the contraction of muscles.
Botox can be a beneficial tool for preventing wrinkles from appearing in the future from a young age, by inhibiting the activity of these muscles and training the face to avoid them even after the medicine wears off. Minor treatments and ongoing maintenance will produce far more natural long-term outcomes.
Maintenance Botox treatments will cost you less over time.
Maintenance treatments might help you feel better for longer. Start using Botox early so you can use less Botox later on in life. Because Botox affects the muscles of the upper face, many people require less product or even fewer “touch-ups” after numerous sessions.
With Botox Day right around the corner (November 15), now is a good time to save on your next treatment with Dr. Levine.
Choosing the right Botox Provider in NYC
The injector administering your Botox is just as crucial as the product itself. An expert injector like Dr. Levine will evaluate your individual facial anatomy to determine the precise locations and doses for natural looking results. She is an expert in the latest invasive and non-invasive anti-aging treatments that help achieve and maintain the look patients have always wanted.
Book your consultation with Dr. Jennifer Levine now!