There are a variety of cosmetic procedures that can rejuvenate your appearance. However, many of these procedures require invasive surgery that can take time to heal from. 

Luckily, there is a non-invasive cosmetic option that can still give you a more youthful appearance: Botox. Botox injections are low risk and can make your face appear smoother and younger.

Keep reading to learn more about Botox and if it will make you look frozen!

How It Works

Botox derives from a naturally occurring toxin called botulinum, which causes paralysis. But the formula used in Botox injections is extremely mild. 

It also doesn’t freeze your face or muscles. You may think of paralysis as something that makes the body go stiff, but Botox relaxes the muscles in your face.

The most prominent wrinkles most people have are facial lines caused by repeated muscle movements. Laugh lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, and even neck lines appear in older individuals because the muscles under those areas of skin have flexed so many times. 

Botox relaxes these muscles by blocking the nerves that tell the muscles to move, preventing them from flexing as much. When relaxed, facial lines are reduced and may even disappear altogether as long as the Botox remains in the muscle, usually three to four months.

If you’re interested in Botox, you may be concerned about the injections making you look frozen or unnatural. While Botox is often depicted this way in movies and TV, the truth is that the injections only give your face a subtle change in appearance and, when done correctly, don’t make you appear frozen at all.

Getting Botox Injections

Botox injections are very low-maintenance and done in a doctor’s office. There’s no need for surgery or anesthesia.

Your professional cosmetic doctor will inject Botox only into the muscle under the areas of your face you want treated. This gives your face a very subtle change in appearance, smoothing out your facial lines. 

It is true that too much Botox can cause the muscles in your face to relax too much, making it hard to make facial expressions. However, an experienced physician will know exactly how much to use, so you won’t have trouble making expressions as you usually would.

Botox is also temporary, so if you decide you want to try it but don’t like it, you can simply wait for the effects to wear off. If you do end up liking it, you can get repeat injections to maintain your appearance.

Long-Term Results

Getting Botox injections regularly to maintain a subtly smoother facial appearance is easy, thanks to widely accepted rewards programs. Also, if you get injections regularly, they’ll begin to last longer than three to four months, meaning you’ll need fewer injections. 

However, you can also stop at any time, and the effects will still eventually fade. If you have facial lines and want a more youthful appearance, Botox is a great place to start. 

Injections are low-risk, and most people with facial lines make good candidates for Botox. Be sure to talk to your doctor about the potential risks and side effects and determine if Botox is right for you!

Are you interested in learning more about Botox? Schedule an appointment at Chicago Cornea Consultants in Hoffman Estates, IL, today!

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