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Getting Ahead of Facial Aging with Botox or Dysport

Ah, the age-old question asked when that first fine line or wrinkle appears on your forehead or around your mouth, “When do I need botulinum toxin (Botox or Dysport)?” The honest answer is there’s no one right or wrong way to tell if you need botulinum toxin. It’s a personal decision that has to do with a number of factors from health to confidence levels. The best thing you can do is educate yourself about the aging process, how it works, and decide when the time is right for you! So, let’s start learning, shall we?

When Does the Aging Process Begin?
The age at which wrinkling becomes noticeable is different for each person. For many, fine lines become visible in the late 20s to the late 30s. If you were a lifeguard throughout your teens and spent days in the sun without sunscreen, you may start to notice some lines and wrinkles sooner than someone who practiced safe sun protection! The early stage of aging at this point in life is when small doses are the most helpful, says ESANA’s Dr. Deborah Pan. She shared that, “Once the line is too deep and etched into the skin, then more aggressive measures are needed and may not be completely successful in full reversal of the wrinkle.”

How Botulinum Toxin (Botox or Dysport) Works to Reduce Visible Wrinkles
Botulinum toxin (Botox or Dysport) is an injectable treatment that’s produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Like many natural products, in large doses, this toxin can be deadly. However, when it is used in the correct dosage and frequency, as well as administered or supervised by a board-certified, skilled plastic surgeon, the results are incredibly safe and highly satisfying.

Injections work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves. In the face, for example, this will stop a frown wrinkle from appearing. The injection can take up to 72 hours to have an effect, which in the grand scheme of life and aging, really isn’t all that long! The results last about three to four months, depending on what is being treated. During initial consultations at ESANA Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa, our doctors will review treatment options that will help you achieve your desired aesthetics.

More Men Are Choosing Botulinum Toxin (Botox or Dysport)
Men, like women, appreciate that forehead lines, crow’s feet, and the lines between the brows can be minimized with a few injections in the doctor’s office, without surgery or down time.
It also has other diverse benefits that aren’t commonly discussed. It can actually be used to help combat chronic conditions like migraines, excessive sweating, enlarged prostate, and overactive bladders. When injected to reduce the symptoms from these pesky problems, aging or chronic health issues, you’ll be taking back your life in many ways.

Reverse First Signs of Aging – Call for an Appointment at ESANA
As we age and start to lose that smooth youthful glow, our confidence sometimes falters. But with simple treatments like Botulinum Toxin (Botox or Dysport) we’ve been given the power to take our future into our own hands, reversing the signs of aging right from the get-go. Make your appointment for a complimentary consultation to get ahead of the aging process and reverse it before it begins! When you call or email to schedule, ask about our current injectable manufacturer offerings to save on routine treatment that will help you maintain your youthful appearance.

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