Wrinkles are usually the first sign of aging that appear on both men and women, and while some have no problem with their wrinkles and fine lines; others are not so happy showcasing them to the public. A common recommendation from the team at Capital Facial Plastic Surgery Washington DC is Botox®; especially for those who do not wish to undergo any type of surgery to keep signs of aging at bay.
While a lot of people already know about Botox®, or have heard about it at some point in their lives, there are quite a few important details that not everyone knows. In a nutshell, here’s what people commonly know about Botox®:
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Non-invasive so no surgery
- Administered through injections
- Can be given by anyone (even on oneself)
- Keeping wrinkles away is as simple as injecting Botox® on the site/s
- Since it’s non-invasive, there’s nothing more you need to do after the injection
Most of the above are true to some extent; the problem lies in the details. To expound a little further, below are the important details on each point that everyone should know about, particularly women and men who have never received Botox® injections before but are now considering it.
From Capital Facial Plastic Surgery Washington DC, Botox® details you should know about:
1. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Anywhere in the country, from Orange County to Washington DC, Botox® injections are specifically formulated to reduce wrinkles and fine lines on specialized areas only. In other words, you can’t simply have every area on your face with a wrinkle or fine line injected with Botox®. Not only would it be counterintuitive as it’s not going to work as it should but more importantly, it could have adverse effects on your facial muscles.
There are three injectable areas for Botox®: forehead (for the horizontal lines), between the eyebrows (for the lines in-between or the “11” between the brows), and on the outer sides of the eyes (crow’s feet). These are the only FDA-approved areas on the face where Botox® can be safely administered.
2. It’s non-invasive
There were two points mentioned for the non-invasive bit about Botox®. First, no surgery and secondly, there’s nothing more that patients need to do after their Capital Facial Plastic Surgery Washington DC, Botox® treatment since they didn’t go under the knife.
The first part is correct; no surgery required. The second bit is a little tricky because although there were no incisions or sutures or other surgical procedures done, there are important instructions that patients must follow post-surgery to ensure the success of their treatment (and to minimize risk of negative side effects).
Basically, you shouldn’t immediately lie down or do strenuous physical activities to prevent the medication from spreading to other parts of the face (which could cause droopy eyelids, for one thing). Your doctor will give you a more detailed instruction so make sure to follow this down to the last detail.
3. Administered through injections
For this little detail, there were other details mentioned: can be given by anyone (even oneself) and keeping wrinkles and fine lines away is as simple as injecting Botox® onto the target site/s.
The team at Capital Facial Plastic Surgery Washington DC, Botox® shares that injections need to be diluted at the right level or else it wouldn’t work and wouldn’t give the expected results. Secondly, each target area needs a specific number of units, a key detail which only licensed doctors will know about. And this brings us to that other detail that anyone can administer the injections. You will need the help of a licensed and experienced doctor for your Botox® treatment because only they know how to properly and accurately measure the medication, from dilution to units.
For your safety, do not go the DIY route and be cautious about the clinic too where you will be getting the treatment.
Schedule an appointment with Capital Facial Plastic Surgery Washington DC, for Botox®.