When it comes to skincare, skin treatments, and anti-aging, we often get to a point where we need to seek outside help. Our skin is exposed to environmental elements everyday and as a result, pollution, the sun’s rays, and other damaging effects eventually take a toll on our naturally aging skin.
When women reach their 50’s, they only have about a tenth of the estrogen that they had in previous years. It is known that estrogen stimulates collagen and the loss of it tends to make deep set wrinkles and fine lines more pronounced. In addition, there is a natural loss of volume that typically begins in the 40’s and continues as we age. As the face begins to sag, the falling of the cheeks and jawline can result in jowls. As this natural loss of volume continues, women may find themselves with sunken cheeks, thinning lips, hallowed eyes, and lines around the mouth. This slowed cell turnover can then affect the appearance of the face as lines deepen.
While it can be difficult to embrace the aging process, there are multiple procedures, treatments, and products on the market today that allow women (and men) of all ages to slow this process down. Perhaps one of the most widely known and embraced is that of Botox injections.
While originally used to treat migraines, nervous system disorders, and muscle spasms, Botox Cosmetic has been used to treat fine lines and wrinkles as well. It is a non-invasive procedure that only takes minutes but produces very real and visible results. While the effects of Botox are not permanent, the results typically last anywhere from three to six months.
So what exactly is it? Botox is made from a purified protein. The protein binds to nerve endings and prevents the movement of certain muscles. In essence, the product decreases activity in certain muscles in the face that over time can cause creases. These creases can cause unwanted crow’s feet, frown lines, and a multitude of other facial wrinkles. Once the muscle activity is decreased, the lines are unable to form. Over time, they reduce and smooth out resulting in a more youthful appearance.
The Millennial generation seems to obsess over the quest for beauty and doesn’t shy away from any procedure or treatment that will help them obtain it. For the over 50 crowd, however, treatments such as Botox injections are a new concept and can be intimidating.
While Botox may sound scary, many in their 60’s, 70’s, and even 80’s are now exploring what it can do for their appearance. According to an LA based plastic surgeon, Dr. Grant Stevens stated that there is no age limit for getting treated with Botox. Aside from it’s subtle and at the same time dramatic results, Botox has the ability to treat patients in their 20’s clear on up into their 80’s. Botox doesn’t discriminate. That in and of itself is quite impressive!
Botox can cure a multitude of aging sins but it is not for everyone.
As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important to meet with your healthcare provider and get as much information as you need prior to treatment.
You shouldn’t use Botox if you:
* Are allergic to any ingredients in Botox
* Are allergic to another botulinum toxin brand or have experienced
side effects from the products in the past
* Have a skin infection
* Have a nerve or muscle disorder
* Have problems breathing, such as asthma
* Have difficulty swallowing
* Have bleeding issues
* Have drooping eyelids
* Are taking or have recently taken certain medications
(this will be discussed with your healthcare provider)
At dermani MEDSPA®, we are committed to consulting with and treating clients of all ages. We are confident that we have a treatment plan for you. Call today to schedule your free your consultation at 770-212-2242 or go online to book at dermanimedspa.com