Are you ready to turn back the hands of time? If anti-aging is your top aesthetic goal, you don’t have to commit to a surgical facelift to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and boost your confidence.
While facelifts can deliver dramatic results, they aren’t right for everyone. That’s why Dr. Cecil Yeung is happy to provide both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments here at The Yeung Institute in Houston, Texas. In this blog, Dr. Yeung zeroes in on Botox® and how this popular injectable treatment can boost your confidence.
What can Botox do for you?
Although Botox was originally approved in 1989 for therapeutic uses, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration extended the approval for cosmetic uses in 2002. Since then, Botox injections are the No. 1 most requested minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Botox remains popular because it can restore a more youthful look by reducing the appearance of:
- Forehead creases
- Frown lines
- Glabellar lines (also referred to as the “elevens” on your forehead)
- Eyebrow furrows
Forehead wrinkles and eyebrow furrows can make you appear older, tired, and grumpy 一 even if you’re not! Once these dynamic wrinkles are smoothed over, your face appears more youthful and less tired.
In other words, if you’re self-conscious about these wrinkles, Botox can boost your confidence by restoring a more refreshed appearance.
A natural look
There are many myths surrounding Botox, including the misconception that you’ll look frozen and unnatural. When administered by a skilled facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Yeung, Botox doesn’t make you look emotionless.
Rather, Botox gently relaxes specific muscles — the ones that contract to form those pesky wrinkles. As a result, your appearance remains natural: your facial expressions are intact, you still look just like yourself, and no one can tell that you received Botox injections.
Benefits of Botox
Botox injections deliver the age-defying results you want without the recovery timeline associated with plastic surgery. Botox is proven safe and effective, and it starts to work quickly. You’ll notice the results appear within the first 48 hours, and they last for about four months.
Botox doesn’t just affect your physical appearance; it can improve your mood and self-esteem. Published research has highlighted the link between your mood and Botox injections. In one study, participants who received Botox to treat frown lines noticed a marked improvement in their mood, increased self-esteem, and greater confidence.
Take your Botox to the next level
One of the most alluring aspects of Botox is that you can combine it with other cosmetic injectables to create your ideal look. For example, you can receive the forehead wrinkle-taming abilities of Botox and the lip-plumping abilities of Juvéderm® at the same time to check everything off of your facial wish list.
Let us help you boost your confidence with our nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. To get started with your consultation, call The Yeung Institute at 713-795-4885 or request an appointment online.