No matter how diligently you care for your skin, by the time your birthday cake boasts 40 candles, you are probably seeing telltale signs of aging starting to appear on your face. The fine lines and wrinkles often appear on the forehead, between the eyebrows and in the outer corners of the eyes first. The good news is you can maintain your youthful glow and keep those pesky lines at bay by adding Botox to your skin care regimen.

About Botox

Botox is an injectable treatment that contains small amounts of the botulinum toxin. The medication is injected directly into facial muscles that lead to the formation of dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are those directly caused by repetitive facial movements that lead to creasing in the skin. As the muscles that cause those facial wrinkles relax, the lines also relax and even disappear from view.

The best candidates for Botox are patients who are just starting to experience the signs of aging, so the 40s are a great time to add this cosmetic procedure to your skin care routine. By starting earlier with Botox, you can train facial muscles to soften somewhat, which keeps deeper wrinkles away for a longer period of time.

What does Botox Treat?

Botox was approved by the FDA in 2002 for the treatment of “frown” lines – vertical lines that appear between the eyebrows. However, after years of use, many doctors regularly offer Botox injections off-label to treat everything from horizontal forehead creases to crow’s feet that appear at the outer corners of the eyes.

Because Botox has been used for more than a decade in many different countries across the globe, it is considered a relatively safe cosmetic procedure. Injections take just a few minutes to complete and there is no downtime required after treatment. Most patients are able to return to regular activities as soon as their Botox session is finished.

Fighting Forty

Women in their forties today may find other 40-year-olds looking younger and more refreshed than ever before. This leads some in this age bracket to seek the “fountain of youth” apparently located by middle-aged celebrities and reality show divas. The good news is Botox is readily available and much less expensive than more invasive surgical procedures.

If you are starting to look more “40” than you feel, there are options available. Botox is one way to reverse the signs of aging by smoothing away those telltale lines and wrinkles. For more information on Botox, or other anti-aging treatments, contact the staff at Incredible Veins, Skin & Body today.

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