Beauty fads come and go, but Botox has remained popular — in fact, the No. 1 choice — of celebrities, busy professionals, exhausted parents, and anyone looking to ward off wrinkles. Both women and men opt for Botox more than any other cosmetic procedure because it’s minimally invasive, quick, lasting, and effective.
At Colorado Skin Care, our team of expert dermatologists and skin care professionals understands that beauty means different things to different people. We also understand that looking good on the outside boosts your confidence and can even contribute to a healthier lifestyle. That’s why we offer Botox and dermal fillers as an alternative to surgery. Dr. Kimberly Stone oversees every aspect of your skin care procedures and makes Botox a simple and realistic part of your beauty routine. Here’s how.
Why does my face look old?
Without a conscious effort on your part, your face doesn’t stand a chance against aging. Here’s what your face is up against:
- Sun exposure: Every time sunlight hits your face, it damages cells. Ultraviolet rays prematurely break down your skin, especially the sensitive areas around your brows and eyes.
- Loss of collagen and elastin: As you age, your body produces less of these proteins, which are essential for keeping your skin plump and resilient.
- Gravity: Thinning skin with less fat under the surface is prone to the force of gravity, which means inevitable sagging.
- Expression impressions: Over time, your signature expressions, such as smiling, frowning, laughing, grimacing, and squinting, leave behind fine lines, especially if there’s not enough collagen and elastin to counteract the constant movement.
How Botox locks out wrinkles
Botox can give your face a more youthful appearance; it’s FDA-approved to temporarily make your moderate-to-severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines look better.
It works by disrupting the signals in the muscles that contract to form wrinkles. That may sound as though your face will be paralyzed and expressionless, but Dr. Stone’s extensive experience leaves you with a realistic, natural look that gets rid of your wrinkles, not your smiles. That’s why choosing an expert Botox technician matters. In the wrong hands, you may end up with a “frozen” face.
Adding Botox to your beauty routine
Botox injections are safe, comfortable, and very quick, so it’s easy to make it part of your beauty routine. Come in on your lunch break to begin your journey toward smoother skin, and you’ll be back to a younger you in a couple of days.
Botox effects generally last 3-4 months, at which time you simply return to have Dr. Stone deliver another round of injections. It may take three or four visits to achieve the results you’re looking for, but after that, maintenance is simple.
What’s more, regular Botox use may actually train your muscles to weaken their hold because they aren’t being used, which means that your results may gradually last longer.
Keep in mind, results vary from patient to patient, but Botox is such an easy and effective anti-aging tool, it’s certainly worth exploring how it works with your face.
If you’re curious about Botox and how it might help you get back your youthful appearance, give us a call at 303-740-4883 or book an appointment online.