Botox is a popular treatment for the use on the face to reduce the visible effects of aging.
It is commonly used on the upper area of the face, generally around the eyes and between the eyebrows to reduce frown lines.
Botox paralyzes the muscles where it is injected and in doing so stops those muscles from creating the lines that can be seen on the skin.
It is particularly effective when injected around the ‘crows feet’ lines that appear from the outer edges of the eyes.
Frown lines can magically disappear for a few months at a time after the injection and horizontal lines across the forehead can be eliminated.
While this is only a temporary measure, most Botox treatments will give good results for 3 to 6 months at a time.
Botox works by intercepting the messages that the brain sends to the muscles that have been injected via the nerves, stopping the muscles from reacting, and in doing so allows the skin to remain smooth and wrinkle free.
The more treatments that one gets the more effective they are.
It has proven so popular that younger women are getting Botox treatment and cosmetic surgery in Melbourne and other big cities before they get wrinkles to reduce the chance of them getting wrinkles and looking more aged as they get older.
The sooner Botox treatment starts the more effective it will be at reducing the incidence of wrinkles and this is why more younger women are using it sooner rather than later.
Botox has been used safely for over twenty years for many medical applications and while there are certain cases where people have had unwanted side effects the incidence of this is rare.
Treatment doesn’t always bring immediate results and can take up to a week or so before the desired results appear on the patient.
Women with particularly strong facial muscles might need an additional ‘top up’ treatment a week later if the first treatment hasn’t worked well enough.