When it comes to wrinkle control, Botox is an option that is growing in popularity. The fact that some brands of Botox have been approved by the FDA and that every year around 3 million injections are administered has given a lot more people the confidence to try the treatment to reduce the appearance of their wrinkles. Here we explain a little more about how Botox can be used for wrinkle treatment, and what you need to look for when choosing a practitioner.

What is Botox?

Botox is a chemical that is injected just under the skin at strategic points. It blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscle. This means that the muscle no longer contracts. This causes the muscle to relax, and for the skin covering the muscle to spread slightly, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

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How can it be used to control wrinkles?

This process works on most kinds or wrinkles. It is particularly good for reducing the appearance of frown lines and crow’s feet. Other wrinkles for examplethose around the lips can respond well to Botox, but may need to be treated in a different way.

How long does Botox treatment take?

A typical treatment takes around 30 minutes to complete. The initial session can take a little longer because the practitioner will assess your wrinkles, check your suitability for the treatment, ask you about your medical history and explain the risks to you.

How long do the effects of Botox last for?

The effects start to wear off within a few weeks, but do so gradually. Provided good quality Botox is used and administered by an experienced practitioner you should be able to go for between 3 and 4 months without needing further treatments.

Is Botox expensive?

Botox treatments from Array Aesthetics  offer good value for money. Typically, treatment takes only 30 minutes and the positive effects last for between 3 and 4 months. Botox treatments are becoming more affordable and can work out just as cost effective as buying a good quality wrinkle cream and using that to keep the wrinkles at bay.

What should I look for in my practitioner?

If you decide to have Botox, it is extremely important to look for a properly qualified practitioner that has plenty of experience of using it to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Skill is needed to be able to administer this treatment so that the person’s face ends up looking natural rather than frozen or startled, which can happen when an inexperienced or under qualified person administers the injections. In addition, the cost of each treatment should be explained to you in advance. Your practitioner should use top quality products. The best firms use only those products that have been approved by the FDA. If you get an appointment and are not asked about your medical history or are not assessed before treatment begins that is not a good sign. Your practitioner should be putting you and your welfare before profit. Botox is not for everyone, but it is certainly a treatment that is well worth considering. It is an effective way to keep the wrinkles at bay.

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