Botox: how does it work, what are the benefits and which areas can I get it done?

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Struggling with stubborn fine lines and wrinkles? Botox has got your back. Facial expressions, ageing, sun exposure and genetics are all reasons for having to say goodbye to our youthful complexion sooner than we’d hoped to. But the good news is that Botox can help to bring it back to life – timeless beauty is only an injection away.

How does Botox work?

Our muscles are able to move because of chemical signals, (or neurotransmitters if you’re feeling fancy), that are released by our nerves to a particular muscle we want to put into action. Once injected, Botox blocks these chemical signals from reaching the muscle. The injected muscle will no longer be on call, meaning fine lines and wrinkles will begin to relax and soften. As the muscle is unable to move, Botox will also help to prevent new ones from appearing – it’s a win-win.

What are the benefits of Botox?

Soften and prevent fine lines and wrinkles

Because of how Botox works by isolating muscles from all nerve communication, it’s no surprise its biggest benefit is to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Most people who choose to have Botox already show signs of ageing, but it can also be used to delay the ageing process. Where you want to inject Botox will depend on your lifestyle, genetics and the facial expressions you make the most. Dr Gabriela will recommend the most effective areas to treat depending on these factors to hold onto your youth for longer.

It’s temporary

Surgical procedures that tackle ageing are often permanent because of the need to remove tissue during the procedure, which is a huge commitment. While preventing the ageing process might be something you want to do whilst you’re young, as you get older you may decide you want to age naturally.

Botox lasts anywhere between 4-6 months depending on the individual, so there’s no long-term commitment if you choose to age gracefully.

No downtime

There’s absolutely no downtime with Botox so you may return to your life as normal immediately after your appointment.

The intensity of results can be chosen depending on the look you want

Some people are afraid of Botox because of the frozen face look, but don’t let this scare you. Unlike a surgical procedure, Botox is buildable which gives you control of your results. At Dr. Gabriela Clinic, we recommend starting with less Botox and building it up gradually, so you won’t look in the mirror one day and be completely shocked and unable to express it.

Which areas can Botox be used to treat?

Forehead lines 

These are horizontal lines that appear across your forehead, and one of the most common reasons for Botox. If you’re an expressive person, chances are you’ll develop prominent forehead lines (if you haven’t already). If you’re looking for a way to fight them off, you’ll want Botox on your side.

Crow’s Feet

Another popular treatment area is crow’s feet, which are small lines that form around the outer corners of the eyes. They’re most defined when smiling but can become deeper and present at all times as we get older. Botox is guaranteed to give you something to smile about – minus crow’s feet.

Eyebrows

As we age, the position of our eyebrows tends to lower which causes hooded eyelids and smaller-looking eyes. Injecting Botox can rejuvenate and open up the eye area – perfect for those who want to find an alternative to eyelid surgery without compromising on results.

Neck 

As well as the typical factors that contribute to fine lines and wrinkles, when they’re found on the neck it can also be due to bad posture and looking down at your phone. Botox will make you want to sit up straight, put down your phone and show off a smooth, wrinkle-free neck.

Book your Botox appointment at Dr. Gabriela Clinic today!

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