How Botox Can Reduce Signs of Aging

Sometimes doctors inject Botox® to relieve severe muscle spasms. But Botox injections are better known for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

The muscles in your face remain active for your entire life. That’s why facial wrinkles appear more frequently with increasing age.

Botox® remedies wrinkles on your face and neck area without radical intervention. After wrinkle treatment, your skin appears significantly fresher and smoother. You can even resume normal activities immediately after the procedure.

Dr. Walid Elkhalili at Apex Medical Professionals is an internist and aesthetics expert. He and the rest of our talented crew are highly trained in Botox injection treatments, restoring your beauty and youth after only one appointment. We discuss your desired results before creating a personalized treatment plan.

A Botox injection procedure is over in about 20 minutes and only requires occasional touch-up appointments. What’s not to love?

What exactly is Botox?

A bacterium called Clostridium botulinum produces a toxin from which Botox is made. Although this toxin also causes botulism — a type of food poisoning — Botox contains a small, safe amount.

We inject Botox into various areas in your face, where it acts as a neurotoxin, paralyzing your facial muscles. It prevents the production of a particular messenger substance responsible for transmitting nerve impulses to the muscles. The muscles can no longer contract, and the facial muscles relax. Your skin then smooths out and appears fresher without wrinkles. 

The untreated muscles are not restricted in their function. Botox treatment stops unconscious facial impulses and the resulting wrinkles without impairing your facial expressions and expressiveness.

As a result, expression lines are successfully treated with this procedure. Botox helps with:

At Apex Medical Professionals, we use Botox to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles while ensuring your facial muscle functions aren’t impaired. No one will notice you’ve had a cosmetic procedure.

Botox basics

We inject Botox right under your skin, where the offending wrinkles and creases are. We want to hit the muscle fibers that cause the wrinkles. If these muscles can no longer work, the skin appears firmer and younger. 

Botox injections are safe, fast, and nearly painless. The treatment takes about 15-20 minutes, and you should notice visible results after a few days with maximum results showing in about two weeks.

The effects of the Botox last for three to 12 months, depending on the type of treatment. You don’t need to worry about scarring, incisions, or anesthesia. Plus, there’s little chance you’ll experience any adverse side effects.

Wipe out wrinkles with Botox

Are you ready to wipe out wrinkles before the holidays? Attend your next big event with a radiant, youthful glow. Call us now for an appointment at our Fair Lawn, New Jersey, office. You can also request an appointment using our convenient online scheduling tool.

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