Botox can be used to improve the cosmetic appearance of both your face and neck, making you look younger in the process. The most common uses of Botox are to treat wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet which can result in you looking older and more tired than you actually are. The age at which our skin starts to develop wrinkles etc. varies from one person to the next and the following are the main factors that affect it:
- Genetics: This is by far the biggest factor and unfortunately there is not much we can do about our genetics. Some people’s skin naturally ages quicker than others and it is to do with the amount of elastin and collagen that it contains.
- Sun damage: This is the biggest cause of premature ageing of the skin and it is something that you can actually control yourself. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun can lead to permanent skin damage.
There are other factors such as diet and hydration but genetics and sun damage are the main two reasons that our skin ages. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your skin then Botox is definitely a treatment you should consider. Botox works by preventing certain muscles within the face from contracting. It is the contracting of these muscles that cause frown lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. By injecting Botox into the nerves that supply the muscles your appearance can be significantly improved.
Do the effects of Botox look natural?
This is one of the biggest fears about Botox as whilst people want to make themselves look younger, they also want to make sure that the result looks natural. There is no doubt that if Botox is used excessively and by an unskilled practitioner, the results can look unnatural. Overuse of Botox can give people that ‘frozen face’ appearance which is not desirable at all. However, a skilled Botox practitioner will ensure that there is still some movement in your face to ensure that the results look natural.