Since its FDA approval back in 2002, Botox® has become the workhorse of the cosmetic industry, and for good reason. Few products deliver the quick and easy results that Botox does, which is why more than 1.5 million procedures are performed each year in this country alone.
At Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa in Godfrey, Illinois, we offer a wide range of innovative and cutting-edge tools that help revitalize, refresh, and renew the skin you’re in. But the grandfather of them all — Botox — remains a perennial favorite.
If you’d like to explore what many of our clients have already discovered, here’s a look at how you can turn back the clock this spring on your fine lines and wrinkles with Botox.
Think about how many times you raise your eyebrows, furrow your brow in concentration, or smile throughout your average day. Suffice it to say; the number is quite substantial. Powering these expressions are muscles underneath your skin which contract to create the outward lines. Then as the muscles relax again, the lines disappear from the surface of your skin — well, when you were 20, anyway.
As you age, your skin takes a considerable amount of abuse, mainly at the hands of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, which prematurely break down your skin cells. On top of that, with each passing year in your 30s and beyond, you lose approximately 1% of your skin’s primary support — collagen and elastin. So before you know it, those lines that come from your facial expressions start to etch themselves permanently across the landscape of your skin.
The one-two punch that aging delivers to your skin is a tough one to bounce back from, but thankfully, we have a few great weapons that do the trick.
How Botox tackles these deep lines and wrinkles on the top half of your face (crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines) is what sets it apart from other anti-aging tools. Because your muscles underneath are responsible for your facial lines, Botox targets and quiet them using botulinum toxin. With your muscles taken slightly out of commission, the surface of your skin smooths out.
Rest assured, we have extensive experience with Botox, and we know how to strategically administer the injections to create a natural look rather than a frozen one. This means you can still laugh, smile, and frown, but instead of the lines lingering on your face, your skin returns to that smooth surface you haven’t seen in years.
One of the benefits our clients enjoy the most is that Botox is fast-acting, taking only 3-7 days to smooth out even the most profound lines. And you can enjoy these results for up to four months, at which point you simply return for another treatment. The no fuss, no muss aspect of Botox makes it one of the few anti-aging techniques you can easily keep up with.
Call us for an appointment today at 618-227-7168, or send a message to the team here on the website.