Did seeing your own face on screen during a videoconference send you into shock? You are not alone – when lockdown forced us all to talk to one another online, many of us were shocked at what we saw: lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin that make us look older than we really are. The computer screen and artificial light seem to work in tandem to make every small line and blemish really stand out during a Zoom call; caking on makeup or trying to hide your face just makes it all worse.
You’ve heard the name BOTOX, but what do you really know about this popular injectable? Whether you keep finding yourself wondering “What is Botox Cosmetic?” or simply want more information on nonsurgical ways to refresh your appearance, these five fun facts are the Botox primer you’ve been waiting for.
The Aesthetics team is so very excited to invite you to attend our first ever ABC event – Aesthetics, Botox and Coffee – this coming Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 7:30 – 9:30am. This is one event you don’t want to miss! Not only will you save money on your Botox Cosmetic or Dysport treatment, but you’ll also start your day off right with fresh muffins and hot coffee from The Spot. And if you register before the event, you’ll receive a free gift!
“New Year, New You.”
You might be tired of seeing and hearing those same New Year’s platitudes, but there really is something about that midnight drop of that big crystal-covered ball that makes us all reconsider where we are and what we want to get out of the next 365 days. If you’re like us, self-care is high on your list.
Have you found yourself pausing while brushing your teeth or applying makeup and simply staring at your reflection in the mirror? Are you 100% happy with the person staring back at you? For millions of people all over the world, there is a disconnect between what we feel like and what we look like, and that disparity can lead to everything from a lack of confidence to lingering depression. When we feel fantastic, we tend to live more fantastic lives.
Do you find yourself staring in the mirror and picking apart your wrinkles? From frown lines to crow’s feet, age has some very visible ways of making the passage of time apparent. For some, these stubborn lines are far more than skin-deep. When wrinkles start affecting your self-esteem and confidence, or if you simply want to recapture the smooth, supple skin of youth, treatments are available to help you do just that.
Two of those treatments are BOTOX® and Dysport®. Both can be remarkably effective; and are suitable for those wishing to refresh their appearance. However, some marked differences also exist between the two approaches.
Think you know everything there is to know about BOTOX® Cosmetic? Think again. There are dozens of myths that surround this highly valuable aesthetic treatment, and we’re ready to bust each and every one of them.
If you’re worried about frown lines, crow’s feet or other wrinkles making their appearance as you age, you may be wondering whether it’s the right time to get BOTOX®. Only you can ultimately answer that question, but hopefully the following information will help you make an educated decision that you – and your skin – will be happy with.
BOTOX® injections are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the U.S. today. In fact, according to the latest data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2014 alone nearly 6.7 million injections of either BOTOX® or the similar product Dysport® were performed, making these injections the top cosmetic procedure in the U.S. – and by a huge margin. (The next runner-up, cosmetic fillers, came in at 2.3 million procedures.)
So why is BOTOX® so popular?
BOTOX® can help recapture your vibrant, rested and authentic self. But how, you ask?
Fighting Frown Lines
Some people believe that you're never fully dressed without a smile, but it's hard to maintain a sunny disposition when your face is telling a different story. Some people are born with frown lines already etched in their foreheads while others develop the fine lines as they age. These pesky lines can run vertically between the eyes, creating a pinched or even angry expression, or horizontally across the forehead creating furrows and making you look worried or stressed. Though genetics can certainly play a part in who gets frown lines, they can also be the result of excess sun exposure, a very emotive face (if you smile, laugh, or squint a lot, for instance), or simply lost collagen and skin elasticity due to aging. Properly administered, BOTOX® injected into the muscles controlling these wrinkles can cause the lines to relax, resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance.