What is Botox, and how does it work as an anti-aging treatment?

With time, adult men and women will notice the signs of aging on the face. The body slowly loses collagen and elastin starting around the age of 30, which continues and causes the formation of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Dr. Daniel S. Tresley and his team are dedicated to helping patients avoid surgery whenever possible and learn more about the benefits of injectables such as Botox.

How does Botox work?

Botox is one of many neuromodulators on the market today that can be used in treating unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is formulated with a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A. This medication is injected into the muscles of the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds caused by dynamic motions of the face. When injected by a trained professional, the results of Botox are subtle yet noticeable, while maintaining proper motions.

How long does Botox last?

Botox is not a permanent solution as it can provide results for anywhere from four to eight months. In order for patients to maintain their results from their initial injections, they will need to seek treatment regularly. Many patients schedule Botox injections twice a year to slow the signs of aging and keep a more youthful appearance.

Who is a candidate?

Most patients who are dealing with mild to moderate signs of aging due to the formation of dynamic wrinkles and folds may be considered for Botox injections. The best way to determine candidacy is to book a consultation visit with a provider for a full evaluation. During this time, the doctor will determine if Botox is the best solution for the patient’s unique needs, or if other injections may provide better results.

Turn back the hands of time today with Botox!

Botox is one of many popular treatments available for patients seeking nonsurgical options for improving the appearance of facial skin. If you are bothered by fine lines and wrinkles and want to discuss the advantages of injectables such as Botox, call our Northbrook, Illinois area practice at (847) 291-6900. We are here to help new patients with a range of surgical and nonsurgical solutions for improving the face and body.

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