Did we say how much we love Botox? Us, along with 11 million others, men and women, that have enjoyed the benefits of this simple injectable treatment.
Botox is most frequently used for the vertical lines (the 11's) that form between the brows when concentrating, squinting, or frowning. Haven't you noticed them? You may feel that those lines, along with others along the forehead and next to the eyes give you a tired, angry, or downright unapproachable look. If you find yourself in this boat, help is on the way.
Skin aging has many causes, including cellular damage, collagen loss, free radical damage, and hormonal changes. Don't forget the effect of muscular contraction, though. There are a number of small, highly specialized muscles though out the face that contribute to our personality by moving, pulling, and stretching the skin. The effects of these movements can be exaggerated with age, and this is where Botox comes in.
Botox is a prescription medicine (which appears to be a clear liquid) that is carefully injected into certain muscles to block nerve impulses. Once the impulses are blocked, the muscle cannot exert it's normal (or full) skin wrinkling effect. The outcome? Smoother skin, a more relaxed, refreshed, and approachable appearance, and a highly satisfied patient.
At GLOW, we've been injecting Botox from day one, and we have a large number of happy patients from Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, San Francisco, and beyond. Botox forms the cornerstone of our injectable practice, and we use it daily.
We find that Botox works for about 5 months - and most patients seem to realize one day that is has 'worn off,' prompting plans for another treatment. While the 11's between the brows is the most commonly treated area, we also smooth out lines on the forehead and around the eyes (the infamous crow's feet).
We use numbing cream on the skin to make the procedure extra comfortable, though the needle used for injection is so small it's barely noticeable anyway. A full Botox treatment takes just a few minutes, and should not leave any marks or bruises on your skin. No one will know you had a treatment………that is, until 2-3 days later, when you get questions about how refreshed, rested, and rejuvenated you look.
Why not try something that so many have found so satisfying? We'd love to visit with you about this. Schedule your complimentary consultation to learn more about how Botox may help you with your forehead, brow, and eye lines and wrinkles.
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