After the whirlwind of 2020, many people are looking forward to celebrating a brand-new year. Injectables are one easy, nonsurgical way to start 2021 with a bright, fresh face. BOTOX® is a favorite treatment for Chevy Chase, MD, women and men who want to diminish wrinkles and improve skin texture. If skincare and wellness are some of your top New Year’s goals, here are a few reasons you should consider BOTOX.
Understanding How BOTOX Works
Every time you smile, squint, or frown, your facial muscles contract and gently pull on the skin. Over time, these repeated actions cause permanent lines known as “dynamic wrinkles.” Frown lines, crow’s feet, and other wrinkles can make you look older than you feel. BOTOX fixes this issue by going to the source: preventing wrinkles from happening in the first place.
The active ingredient in BOTOX is botulinum toxin type A—a specialized, purified toxin. When precisely injected, it relaxes overactive muscles and prevents them from pulling on the skin. When these muscles are relaxed, the dynamic wrinkles cannot form, allowing your skin to stay even and smooth.
BOTOX affects only the muscles where it is injected, so the rest of your face can still make normal movements and expressions.
Putting Your Best Face Forward
The old saying is true: When you look good, you feel good. And feeling confident can improve many areas of your life. When your skin is smooth and wrinkle-free, you worry less about makeup or looking inadvertently tired and grumpy.
Many patients enjoy BOTOX for the professional and personal perks, using it to polish up LinkedIn and social profile pictures. With a rejuvenated face, you can feel content knowing you’re showing the best version of yourself to the world.
Combining BOTOX and Dermal Fillers
BOTOX is excellent for smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines. But if you’re looking to give your transformation a boost, consider adding dermal fillers. Injectables such as JUVÉDERM can plump up the skin and restore lost facial volume.
When combined with the wrinkle-fighting power of BOTOX, dermal fillers help produce comprehensive results. To create the best treatment plan for your specific needs, discuss your beauty goals with your injector.
As we leave 2020 behind, make 2021 the year you feel comfortable and confident in your own skin. If you would like to learn more about BOTOX and other nonsurgical rejuvenation options in Chevy Chase, MD, please request a consultation online. You can also contact our practice offices by phone at (301) 652-7700 (Chevy Chase, MD) or (703) 560-2850 (Annandale, VA).