Causes of Facial Aging and How Botox Can Help
Want a smoother, more youthful appearance? Our team at Victoria Plastic Surgery Center offers Botox treatments and a variety of other anti-aging treatments. Call us for more information. We serve clients in Fairfax VA, Alexandria VA, Washington VA, Reston VA, Annandale VA, and Manassas VA.
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These days, there are endless products on the market to treat visible signs of aging, from skin creams, tools, facial treatments, and even certain diets and supplements. While a good skincare routine, adequate sleep, and a balanced diet are all important parts of reducing the signs of aging and maintaining a youthful appearance, Botox remains the gold standard, treatment for wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and other visible signs of aging.
Botox is delivered via injections, administered by a licensed professional at a clinic, medical spa, or plastic surgery center, like Victoria Plastic Surgery. Botox works by essentially blocking the muscle contraction that causes wrinkles, leading to a relaxing, smoothing effect that in turn reduces wrinkles and results in a more youthful appearance. When we smile, frown, or make other common facial expressions, it requires a series of muscle contractions, that then lead to the resulting wrinkles. This is why wrinkles often show up around the eyes, (crow’s feet), mouth, and forehead. Botox stops that contraction from happening, reducing both the visible wrinkle, and any further wrinkling in a specific area. This is why it’s one of the most popular, widely used treatments for aging. Botox also has some therapeutic uses, such as to relax a tightened jaw and ease teeth grinding, or help ease chronic headaches.
Aging is a natural process that happens to everyone, and there is no one magic pill or treatment that will completely reverse or stop the effects of time. However, there are many things you can do, from personal care to cosmetic treatments, to reduce visible signs of aging and maintain a youthful appearance. On your own, you can ensure you have a good skincare routine in place that includes a daily facial sunscreen, since sun damage is one of the main causes of facial aging. Moisturizing your face regularly is vital, especially as you age. Getting enough sleep and reducing stress in your life is also important, as sleep and relaxation is important when it comes to our body’s cell regeneration.
Cosmetic treatments such as facials, including more intensive ones like microdermabrasion or microneedling, can also have an impact on the signs of facial aging. Apart from this, Botox is one of the most popular and most effective anti-aging procedures. While many people assume only older adults get Botox, the truth is that many clients in their 30s and even 20s can benefit greatly from Botox, as in that age bracket, it works as a preventative measure.
Botox can be used on most parts of the face, but the most popular areas clients target are: the forehead, around the eyes (for crow’s feet), and around the mouth, for smile lines or fine lines around the lips. At Victoria Plastic Surgery Center, we know it’s important for you to feel safe and comfortable before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, so we are happy to provide a consultation where we go over how Botox is used. Don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information.
This will depend on a variety of factors, including your personal goals and the results of your initial treatment. Generally, the effects of Botox can last from three to six months, so many clients will get a treatment after that time frame, although may be able to get them more frequently, depending on your situation. Your need for repeat treatments may diminish over time, as its effectiveness increases and results last longer.