What Botox Can and Cannot Do

Close-up of a woman smilingBotox injections are one of the most common non-surgical procedures to improve someone’s appearance cosmetically. Despite its long-standing popularity, there are still many myths surrounding the procedure. These misconceptions result in patients being misinformed when deciding whether this treatment is right for them.

Though Botox in Cary, NC, is commonly used for wrinkles and fine lines, it does not remove them from your face. Instead, it temporarily disables the muscles that cause these wrinkles by blocking the nerves in those muscles. It is most effective around the mouth, cheeks, and corners of the eyes, as we often squint, frown, and grimace, which causes those muscles to contract.

As we age, our skin loses elasticity, and permanent creases can still develop. Though Botox will not erase deeper wrinkles in your face, it can help to soften their appearance. This treatment also wears off within three to five months, meaning it is not a permanent solution to any wrinkles or fine lines that appear.

Many people who receive Botox injections are incredibly satisfied with the results they see. It is important to remain realistic about what Botox can and cannot do for you, and too much or improper use of the injections can result in a “frozen face.”

For more information on if Botox in Cary, NC, is right for you, contact Cary Plastic Surgery today. Dr. Hanna will consult you on the best treatment options for your wants and needs.