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Do I Need Botox?

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Botox is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures in the United States. It isn’t hard to understand why. Botox can reduce facial wrinkles, crow’s feet, and forehead creases contributing to an older appearance. Many people have great success retaining a more youthful look through botox treatments. Botox used to be more confined to seniors and the elderly wanting to look younger. Nowadays, it is just as common for young people to get Botox to slow aging. Contact Dental Designs of Maryland – White Marsh, MD at 410.834.4284 to learn more about botox services in Maryland area.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox is a neurotoxin. Typically, neurotoxins are associated with dangerous, poisonous substances. The same is true of Botox in high doses. Getting exposed to high enough levels of Botox can result in botulism. Preventative Botox delivered by medical professionals will never be close to those toxic levels. However, it does underscore the importance of getting Botox treatments from trusted professionals.

Botox mixes with a saline solution, and then a professional injects it into certain body areas. Wherever it gets injected, it weakens the muscles and reduces wrinkles because the muscles are not working as hard, meaning wrinkles either do not form or take much longer.

Preventative Botox is when someone gets treatment before wrinkles begin to form. It is possible to treat wrinkles after they appear, though it is typically more helpful to be proactive in getting Botox treatments. Sometimes, deep wrinkles resist Botox treatments. The most common injection site for Botox is the forehead and other areas on the face that develop wrinkles as we age.

Do I Need Botox?

The answer to “Do I need Botox?” is not a simple yes or no. There’s no set age where it becomes the perfect time to begin getting Botox. Some people start preventive Botox in their mid-20s, some in their 30s, while others wait until retirement age to begin Botox. There’s no one correct answer for everyone.

The best thing you can do is monitor your skin and how it changes over time. As soon as fine lines develop, you may consider contacting a doctor to begin receiving Botox treatments. Most doctors who conduct Botox treatments will be able to make a recommendation by looking at your face based on whether you have:

  • Pursed lips
  • Furrowed brow
  • A permanent frown
  • Crow’s feet
  • Other facial wrinkles

Something to be aware of is that Botox does not work in all circumstances. For instance, if wrinkles result from sun damage or an unhealthy lifestyle, such as lifelong smoking, Botox will not help. If you want someday to make the most of the benefits of Botox, you need to start by doing what you can to prevent sun damage and make healthy choices about your body.

Benefits of Botox

Getting Botox treatments comes with multiple benefits. The first and most important of these is a cosmetic improvement. The whole point of Botox is keeping those wrinkles away and retaining your youthful glow. Botox does just that. Other benefits of Botox also exist.

First, getting preventive Botox treatments means you will need less and less of it over time. Starting early in life, you will need less Botox and fewer treatments to maintain the same skin quality. Second, Botox is convenient and inexpensive. Individual appointments for Botox treatment only take between 15 and 20 minutes. Most people do not need more than one appointment per month. That frequency may even decrease over time.

Botox Services at Dental Designs of Maryland – White Marsh, MD

Dental Designs of Maryland – White Marsh, MD is here to keep your smile and your face in top-notch shape. The secret to keeping your youthful appearance may be Botox. Call 410.834.4284 to learn more about the benefits of Botox and whether or not you could benefit from preventive Botox services.