Furrows on the brow can become an overriding concern in any person’s life. However, thanks to advancements in cosmetics and dermatology, you have many options to get rid of them! Botox is a popular treatment for people wanting to achieve a smooth, tight skin on the forehead.
Botox treatment is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive procedure that works by relaxing the tense muscles that cause frown lines. The treatment also helps prevent further deepening of these linear depressions.
What Are Frown Lines?
Frown lines are vertical lines that appear between the eyebrows and above the nose, as well as horizontal lines across the forehead. In most people, forehead wrinkles are one of the most common, and often premature, manifestations of aging. However, skin damage and age-associated loss of elasticity are not the only factors.
Static lines can form over the years due to muscle contractions that take place hundreds of times in a day. Repeatedly knitting the brows causes the underlying tissues or muscles to gather into narrow folds or depressions, forming ‘eleven’ lines between the eyebrows.
How Does Botox Work on Lines and Creases?
Botulinum toxin (type A and B) is a successful and effective therapeutic protein. Its popular use as a drug in the management of various medical conditions is no secret! However, for many years, botulinum toxin (type A) has been widely acknowledged for cosmetological applications.
Botox is an injectable cosmetic therapy with the credibility of a safe and effective track record. It works by temporarily restricting the nerve transmission that prompt muscle contractions. This paralyzing effect in the injected muscles (lasting for up to 3–4 months) means they can no longer contract. It causes wrinkles to relax and soften and even prevents new wrinkles from forming!
Benefits of Botox
There are many reasons why Botox proves to be a popular and better approach than other topical treatments or any cosmetic surgery.
- Unlike cosmetic surgeries, results from Botox are semi-permanent. The altered appearance of your skin can be maintained for as long as you want with timely Botox upkeep sessions.
- Botox even works for dynamic wrinkles caused by everyday facial expressions, where most treatments may fall flat or are likely to deliver unsatisfactory results!
- Botox is a value-for-money treatment. Typically, the results from Botox start to show immediately after the downtime is over. With proper aftercare, you can enjoy wrinkle-free skin for about 3-4 months.
- Botox is totally comfortable and convenient! Very small needles are used to dispense the treatment. Hence, you may experience only mild discomfort similar to a slight pinching sensation.