What is Botox? Botox is a type of dermal filler aimed at reducing the number of wrinkles on your face. At Cincinnati Plastic Surgery, our nurse injectors have experience helping patients reduce wrinkles and can recommend the best method for wrinkle reduction. In addition to our Botox injections, we also offer Xeomin and Jeuveau and our team will work with you to determine which of the dermal fillers are right for you.
What is Botox?
Botox is a common dermal filler that aims to reduce the number of wrinkles you see on your face. For 20 years, it has been the industry standard for reducing mild to moderate wrinkles. In order to understand how Botox works, it is important to find out why wrinkles occur in the first place.
Wrinkles start to form when you have overworked muscles. Many people notice the wrinkles at the corners of their eyes, in between their eyes, and at the corners of their mouth. The more these muscles are worked, the higher the chance of wrinkle development.
Botox works to temporarily freeze the overworked muscles to lessen the appearance of wrinkles. The more often you receive injections, the less likely you will see wrinkles appear.
Is Botox Permanent?
While Botox is highly effective at temporarily freezing your overworked muscles and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, it will not stop them from appearing on a permanent basis. For the typical patient, Botox lasts three to six months. From there, if you like the way you look with a minimal wrinkle appearance, you will want to schedule additional follow up or maintenance appointments. This will help maintain your results. On the other hand, if you want to stop treatments, you will start to notice wrinkles appearing again.
Common Botox Treatment Areas
Botox is FDA-approved to treat mild to moderate wrinkles on the face and neck. Also, it can help reduce the number of headaches and migraines you experience each month, especially for chronic migraine sufferers.
Below are the most common areas we see patients ask for treatment:
- In between the eyes
- To treat crow’s feet
- For decreasing frown lines
Are There Other Wrinkle Reduction Methods Available?
While Botox is the industry standard, there are other wrinkle reduction treatments available at Cincinnati Plastic Surgery. Xeomin and Jeuveau work just as well with a few key differences. These dermal fillers can start working within 24 to 48 hours, whereas Botox can take five to seven days. Additionally, they may last a little longer.
If you are in need of ways to reduce wrinkles, the team at Cincinnati Plastic Surgery is here to help. Our nurse injectors will work with you to determine which filler will fit your needs regarding wrinkle reduction. Additionally, they will also work with you to determine if other types of dermal fillers can help you look and feel your best. If you have considered dermal fillers to reduce wrinkles, now is the time to schedule your initial consultation. Call the staff at Cincinnati Plastic Surgery today.