As a professional care provider who is familiar with the various structures of the face, Dr. Wiitala is an excellent resource for injectable wrinkle-reducers like Botox and Juvéderm. We are proud to offer these beauty treatments in our Scottsdale office for adults of all ages who are interested in restoring a bit of freshness to their face. There’s more to Botox than a resurgence of youthfulness. More patients of a younger age group are seeking treatment, taking a que from European trends. Here, we discuss the value of Botox through the ages.
Let’s Start with Some Important Information
How Botox Works
Botox was one of the first aesthetic drugs to gain FDA approval. It has been used for over 15 years in the United States and has a history of clinical use prior that. It works by introducing a very small amount of purified botulinum toxin A into the facial muscles that may be pulling on the skin. When this protein is absorbed, it attaches to nerve endings to prevent the release of a chemical transmitter that causes muscles to contract. When contraction like frowning is temporarily diminished the lines and wrinkles caused by dynamic movement disappear.
Botox in Your . . .
Men and women in their twenties have discovered that Botox may be a pivotal method of prevention. When used in this decade of life, very little product may be needed to reduce the overexpression of facial muscles. By “training” the muscles to move less dramatically, the strategic use of Botox can push back the onset of aging-related to dynamic expression. Less product and more time in between treatments can achieve great results without any “freezing” of your facial expression.
It is during this decade of life when we normally start to see the presence of fine lines around the eyes or between the brows. Botox can address these problems beautifully, and continue to minimize the progression of premature aging. To keep lines softened, treatment may be conducted every 3 to 6 months. It is also possible to get a one-time Botox treatment for a special occasion! Using Botox in this manner does not mean you will age any faster going forward.
During our forties, the skin may be thinning at a rapid pace, which means lines and wrinkles look more pronounced. Wrinkles may start to appear on the neck and forehead, as well as around the eyes. Additionally, many men and women in their forties complain that their eyes look tired. This may be corrected with a Botox brow lift, which releases the pull on the brow so the eyes can appear more open and friendly.
Do you Need Botox?
None of us needs Botox. The aging process is a natural occurrence that we can choose, at any time, to allow without intervention. Seeing that a large majority of people would prefer to ease more gently into aging, Botox makes a lot of sense.
Schedule your Botox treatment to coincide with your next dental exam and cleaning. Call (480) 657-6981.