Most people begin to notice the signs of facial aging when they reach their 30s. The constant frowning, squinting, stressing, and even laughing will take a heavy toll on the muscles of the face and form grooves in the skin. If you have noticed wrinkles forming, you may be considering Botox.

Why Do I Have Facial Wrinkles?

Every time you squint, frown, or make any other facial expression, it is a result of facial-muscle movements. After making these movements over and over again, your muscles begin to stiffen and find it harder to return to their original position. These contracted facial muscles create lines, creases, and crinkles on your skin.

Address Wrinkles with Botox

Anti-wrinkle lotions and creams can only do so much. In the battle against signs of aging, patients need something more effective: Botox, an injectable neuromodulator treatment. Botox smooths away wrinkles and stops new creases, expression lines, and folds from forming.

The Botox treatment is a game changer. It reduces muscle activity at the injection site, which allows the skin to relax and to look smooth and youthful again.

Your Botox Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. Neigel will examine the areas of your face that are causing you concern. The two of you will discuss your complete medical history, including any allergies you may have and any medications you are currently taking.

You will be able to ask questions and review before-and-after photos of past patients. If you are suitable for the Botox treatment, only then can the procedure be performed.

What Is a Botox Treatment Like?

Botox treatment begins with marking of the areas targeted for treatment. Injections are made in the muscles beneath the wrinkles, so the undesirable wrinkles will be marked.

After this takes place, local anesthesia or a topical numbing cream will be administered to the marked sites. This will ensure that the Botox injections are comfortable and painless.

Finally, small amounts of Botox will be carefully injected into the targeted areas. The procedure usually only takes around 20 minutes to perform, often even less.

After Getting Botox

Once you’ve gotten your Botox treatment, you will be free to return to your daily schedule immediately. No downtime will be needed, and you won’t even need to take time off from work. Many people get this procedure done during their lunch break.

A small degree of tenderness, bruising, and swelling may be present at the injection sites. Using an ice pack will help to address these issues.

Get Your Botox Treatment from Dr. Neigel

Botox treatments performed by a skilled professional are your most powerful preventative tool against a lined and aged face. This is a highly personalized process. When administering an injection, the medical professional will need to understand the shape of your face and the balance and position of your features.

Get a more youthful and rejuvenated look – come in for Botox treatments from Dr. Janet Neigel to get the aesthetic you desire. Dr. Neigel is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has years of experience in aesthetic care. Contact our office to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Neigel today.