If you are an adult of any age, you have likely heard of Botox Cosmetic. You may have even grown up hearing this product mentioned on television or in magazines or by your own family. Botox was the OG injectable. It has been around longer than most people imagine, first making its appearance before the turn of the 21st Century. And even before that, the ingredient from which Botox was born, clostridium botulinum, was a common therapeutic modality. But that is the past. Botox still holds a lot of value in the present. Here, we discuss some of the common reasons you may want to schedule your Botox injections now.
- Frustrating lines around the eyes. The original FDA-approval granted to Allergan for Botox Cosmetic stated that the drug could be used to reduce glabellar lines. These are better known as frown lines, the one or two vertical lines that appear between the eyebrows when we frown. Since that first approval, Botox has been granted use for crow’s feet and also for a “nonsurgical brow lift,” in which a few injections around the brow line can subtly lift that facial feature.
- Refresh your friendly appearance. There are two areas of the face, in particular, that demonstrate our emotional state, the eyes and the mouth. The descent of the brow line, depending on its angle, may make a person look sad or angry. Likewise, the downward turn of the corners of the mouth can make a face look unfriendly. Botox used in one or both of these areas can release the skin from muscular contractions, restoring a friendly appearance.
- Prolonged youthfulness. Who doesn’t like the idea of putting off cosmetic aging altogether. In recent years, younger adults have realized that Botox can do this. You don’t have to have permanent frown lines or forehead lines or crow’s feet to get Botox. You can be proactive and schedule injections earlier, when dynamic wrinkles still disappear when your face is at rest.
In addition to the results that Botox can achieve and has consistently achieved for more than twenty years, patients appreciate that treatment is convenient. After our brief consultation, Botox injections may take 10 to 20 minutes. Within an hour’s time, patients are back to their normal activities.
We are proud to serve the areas of Bryn Mawr and King of Prussia. To schedule your Botox consultation, call 484-322-5316.