Let Botox Help You Get Ready for the HolidaysPosted on November 3, 2017
As the holidays approach, your days will surely become packed with activities: parties to plan and attend, visiting with family, shopping for gifts, the list goes on. And during this festive time, most people want to look their best. But between shuffling the kids to holiday events and attending social gatherings of your own, it can be difficult to take time for your appearance.
That’s where Botox comes in. This popular injectable can be administered in just minutes, making it a convenient cosmetic treatment for even the busiest schedules. If you’d like to take control of fine lines and wrinkles before your next big party, learn how Botox can help you put your best face forward during the upcoming holiday season.
What Is Botox?
Botox is an injectable treatment that comes from Clostridium botulinum, a naturally occurring bacterium. After being produced and refined in a lab, the neurotoxin Botulinum Toxin A is formed. Botox® Cosmetic is the brand name of this neurotoxin, which has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use since 2002.
Benefits of Botox include the following:
- Non-invasive treatment and requires virtually no downtime
- Treatments require only minutes of your time
- Can treat stubborn wrinkles like crow’s feet, horizontal lines between the brows, forehead lines, bunny lines on the nose, and more
- Effects are temporary, so you don’t have to commit to anything
How It Works
Every expression on the face is made possible by tiny muscle contractions. Over time, repeated muscle contractions result in “dynamic wrinkles,” or wrinkles caused by movement. These wrinkles are notoriously difficult to treat because they can only be avoided by limiting muscle movement. Dynamic wrinkles include the horizontal lines between the brows (sometimes called “11 lines”), crow’s feet wrinkles around the eyes, forehead lines, and bunny lines across the nose.
Botox is so effective because it works at the source. When Botox is injected, it essentially paralyzes the underlying muscles on your face. As a result, wrinkles and lines are softened because the muscles can no longer contract to form wrinkles.
Botox 101: What You Need to Know
The beauty of Botox is that a single treatment can be completed within minutes, letting you quickly smooth away lines and wrinkles from holiday stress. Injections are made in targeted areas on the face using a very thin needle. The number of injections will vary depending on your needs and cosmetic goals, but the entire session usually takes less than 10 minutes.
Another benefit of using Botox is that it requires virtually no downtime. The last thing you’ll want during the holidays is having to hide out to recover from cosmetic treatments. With Botox, you can stop in for a quick in-office treatment during your lunch break. Patients can expect to experience mild redness or swelling following a Botox injection, but most symptoms are very minor and should subside within a few hours.
After Botox injections, you should also avoid lying down for at least four hours, and don’t engage in exercise or vigorous activity for at least 24 hours. This will ensure the Botox stays localized to the treatment area instead of potentially migrating to other parts of your face.
The full results of Botox may take a few days to become apparent. If you want to look fully rejuvenated for that holiday party you have planned, it’s best to schedule your Botox injections about a week or two before. This will give you enough time for the Botox to settle and take full effect. Once the results have fully settled, you can expect them to last for about three-to-six months, depending on how your body responds. This gives you the freedom of using Botox for temporary rejuvenation for the holidays, or you can choose to maintain your wrinkle-free look.
Get Out and Celebrate with Smooth, Wrinkle-Free Skin!
The holidays are all about spending time with the ones you love and celebrating, but most people have a hard time making space in their schedule to pamper their skin. Fortunately, Botox allows you to look your best for all the festivities you have planned, without having to take time off for lengthy treatments or downtime. So, as you get ready to take on the holidays, consider scheduling an appointment for Botox to help you get the most out of this festive season while looking your best.
If you’d like to see how Botox can benefit you during this holiday season, contact Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery today at (310) 271-6996 to schedule a consultation.