Take a Selfie Before Botox

Why You Should Take a Selfie Before Botox

Many women shudder to think their face is getting wrinkles. After going through wrinkle cream, chemical peels and dermabrasion only to find those wrinkles are still there, they may very likely turn to Botox for treatment. If you are considering this kind of treatment it is essential to discuss it with a qualified doctor, dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon and do everything they tell you to before and after the treatment.

One thing they may not tell you to do is take a photo of yourself beforehand, but this is a good idea because our memory is not always reliable, especially when it comes to small improvements. If you have a good photo of your wrinkles you will be able to see what a difference the Botox made to them. In fact, comparing your face after the shots with the photo can really help the injector to know whether they gave you enough, or if you should have a bit more.

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How Botox Works

If you are going to have Botox injections to get rid of your wrinkles it is a good idea to understand how they work – and how your facial muscles work. Botox is mainly used to treat wrinkles in the face, but it may not be suitable for all kinds of wrinkles.

How wrinkles form

Wrinkles form due to the action of muscles moving the skin, but those wrinkles form perpendicular to the muscles that causes them. For instance, those mainly perpendicular lines between your eyebrows are cause by a horizontal muscle contracting, while the horizontal wrinkles above your eyebrows and across your forehead are caused by the contraction of a vertical muscle.

How Botox prevents them forming

When Botox is injected into the muscle it blocks the nerve impulse to tissues and thus prevents it from contracting or moving and this is what removes the wrinkles. If muscles cannot move, then they can’t push the skin into a fold or wrinkle. The muscle may still be able to move a little bit, especially as the Botox is absorbed into the body and loses its effectiveness.

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