Botox is a simple and effective way to fight the appearance of wrinkles, especially around the eyes, between the eyebrows, and along the forehead. It uses the toxin botulism at a highly controlled and diluted rate to block signals that nerves send to muscles that cause wrinkles. That means that wrinkles you already have will relax, and your muscles will not be able to form new ones- though you should still have your ability to make facial expressions, if you select a skilled surgeon.
Laser facials are another effective way to combat the appearance of aging. So which is right for you- which one should you consider?
Botox injections are best for clients who want to treat visible wrinkles in specific spots, but do not really have other areas of concern about their skin, like evening out skin tone or improving skin texture. It is a specific treatment for a specific complaint.
Laser facials are an excellent way of providing overall rejuvenation to the skin of the face (or a certain area of the face). A laser treatment can be used to treat freckles, sub spots or sun damage, redness, and uneven skin tones. It can also be used to tighten the skin by increasing and stimulating collagen growth.
You can also use the two treatments in concert with each other. While Botox can treat deep wrinkles, laser facials will not have as dramatic an effect on them. And while Botox will make you look younger by relaxing wrinkles, it will not freshen your skin texture and give you a youthful glow. Getting the two procedures together will cover all your bases, giving you a fresh, wrinkle-free, even, and shining complexion.
Depending on your specific case, your surgeon might even be able to do both treatments in one session, so you do not have to make multiple appointments.
Your plastic surgeon will be able to tell you which treatment is best for you, or if getting both would serve your needs more completely. Always select a board certified surgeon for Botox and laser resurfacing treatments because they are trained in the latest techniques and safety standards. A board certified doctor will be able to give you the Botox results you want without the infamous “frozen face” so common to certain celebrities. You will also have a decreased chance of difficulties with scarring from laser treatments if you select a highly trained and certified surgeon to do the procedure.