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If you're starting to notice wrinkles and crow's feet on your face and you're concerned about them, Botox may help. Botox is the only FDA-approved treatment that helps temporarily reduce the signs of aging in the face. But what is it, when should you use it, and what does it do? We'll answer those questions here.

What is Botox?

Botox is the only FDA-approved treatment that temporarily improves appearance in older people. Whether you're worried about frown lines, crow's feet, or losing that "full" look, Botox can help you restore and keep your youthful look. It's a neurotoxin; it disrupts the process that allows neurons to communicate effectively.

When should I use Botox?

Everyone has different reasons for wanting Botox injections. If you're concerned about keeping your youthful appearance or improving other health problems, Botox can help you look younger, enhance your self-esteem, delay the aging process, and reduce the severity of migraines.

What does Botox do?

Botox targets the repeated contractions that muscles make when frowning and squinting. These muscle contractions are what cause the crows' feet and frown lines people want to get rid of. People feel when they have these lines and wrinkles, they constantly look depressed or angry.

Types of conditions treated with Botox

  • Wrinkles - Most people start seeing wrinkles around the eyes and mouth first. They may appear for many different reasons. The most common reasons are cellular changes, reduced collagen, and sun damage. Wrinkles can also appear because of the natural movement of the face. When someone frowns or concentrates, the muscles between their eyebrows contract; this causes the skin to furrow and fold. The same thing happens when a person squints - the muscles around the eyes contract and form crows feet over time.
  • Crow's feet - Crows feet are fine lines that form around the eyes. They can form because of repeated squinting of the eyes, sun exposure, or smoking.

Other causes of aging and wrinkles - Wrinkles can also be caused by:

  • Habitual facial expressions
  • Aging
  • Sun damage
  • Smoking
  • Not enough water.

How does Botox reduce the look of wrinkles and crows feet?

After the Botox is injected, the neurotoxin reduces muscle activity temporarily. Because of the reduced muscle activity, you look younger and more rested.

Are the neurotoxins in Botox injections safe?

The Botox neurotoxin is injected in very small amounts, so Botox clients in Kansas City don't need to worry about any adverse effects to other parts of the body.

How long do Botox treatments last?

Botox treatments last three to six months. As the muscle action gradually starts coming back, the lines and wrinkles also start returning and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles may look less severe because the muscles are starting to shrink.

This is just a little bit of the information you need to know when considering Botox in KC. If you're starting to worry about your appearance as you get older, especially around the eye and mouth area, Botox treatment may help you get back your more youthful appearance temporarily. If they're interested in Botox, KC residents can do more research and contact us to find out about the services we offer, and if Botox might help them.

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RSVP Med Spa
13300 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66213

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