Experts widely consider Botox, also known as Botulinum toxin, the most effective cosmetic procedure for reducing the visible signs of aging (wrinkles). How it works is this toxin blocks the signals between your nerves and muscles, preventing contraction. A common misunderstanding is that weak or loose muscles cause wrinkles, but this is not true; instead, they are caused by overactive muscles pulling on the skin, causing wrinkles. Botulinum relaxes the facial muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes by interrupting the signal. It is also the most common cosmetic procedure performed, with estimates of nearly 3 million injections per year in the US alone.

What Can Botox Treat?

Although Botox is mainly used to remove visible signs of aging, it is also authorized for many other medical procedures, such as correcting cross-eyes and stopping migraines. It can also help relieve muscle spasms and tension, improve bladder control, and even reduce joint pain.


Key Signs of Aging

The skins start showing visible signs of aging on the face after around 25 years of life. Genetic and environmental factors play a considerable role in the onset of fine lines and wrinkles and the skin’s loss of volume and elasticity. Your skin ages for various reasons, the majority of which are natural and healthy; however, that is not to say they cannot be prevented or delayed. The most common request we receive from our patients is to do with fine lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles- in both men and women. Through years of expertise and careful application, we use Botox to help reduce these problem areas and visible signs, leaving you feeling and looking great.

Is it safe?

According to the prestigious Mayo Clinic, Botox injections are highly safe when performed by an experienced doctor. Serious side effects are rare, but common minor side effects can include temporary pain and small swellings at the injection site. With millions of people opting for this procedure every year, it is considered one of the safest.

Is It Right For Me?

Botox is used frequently in men and women to address critical visible signs of aging, such as:

  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Frown lines across the forehead
  • Makeup that collects in lines and wrinkles
  • Drooping and sagging brow
  • Wrinkles above the upper lip

Skin aging is inevitable and occurs at different rates in different people. However, we are here to provide you with good news; you do not have to live with wrinkles that make you look and feel older. Our clinically proven Botox injections help you look more youthful after the injections have worn off. If you are considering revamping your look, then a consultation is the best way to determine which treatment is proper.

How Does Micro-needling Work?

The skin loses its collagen through the natural process of aging. Micro-abrasions from the Skin-pen help stimulate the production of new collagen-rich tissue. This collagen boost helps new skin develop a firm, toned, smooth texture. The benefit of long-term use of the Skin Pen is that it can repair damaged collagen and reduce wrinkles and sagging skin over time.


The Science of Skin Aging

As you age, your body produces less of its healthy natural oils, which results in fine lines forming and wrinkles developing. The skin’s moisture level is key in fighting and delaying this visible skin aging. There have historically been three foundational buildings blocks of essential skincare:
1) Cleansing
2) Moisturizing
3) Sunscreen
Over the past few years, many new, innovative, and effective methods and products have come onto the market to improve skin vigor and delay aging. A multi-step skincare routine, including scientifically proven products, can dramatically affect your look.

We recommend two specific products shown in research and clinical settings to dramatically improve your skin’s appearance and health: Micro-needling using the patented Skin-Pen technology and adding medicinal ZO Skin products to your skincare routine.

Adding ZO Skin Health to your Routine
ZO Skin Health provides medical-quality products in a specific formulation to restore, promote and replenish your skin’s natural vitality. The ZO Skin Health range is formulated to support the fundamental bio-physiological processes in your skin, regardless of your age, ethnicity, unique skin condition, or type. Here are the top 3 most potent products selected by our experts. Proven to work wonders when added to your skincare routine:

This is a non-toxic product that can be added to your morning and nighttime skin routine to rapidly improve the appearance of uneven skin tone for a brighter, clearer, and smoother complexion. The Non-retinol skin brightener formulated by OZ Skin Health reduces dark spots and patches, creating a more even skin tone while simultaneously brightening and soothing irritated skin.

This groundbreaking product lifts dirt and dead skin cells away. As one of the first steps in your skincare routine, this allows other necessary products to penetrate and hydrate your skin deeply. The ZO Skin Health exfoliation product is made with ultra-fine magnesium oxide crystals that gently remove dead skin to give your skin a fresh, revitalized texture.

Studies have shown that regular exfoliation to remove deadline skin cells can also stimulate the body to produce more collagen and elastin, two vital components of younger healthier-looking skin. The dual-action scrub from ZO Skin health promotes regeneration and helps to slow down and even delay the appearance of wrinkles!

Adding Skin-Pen Micro-Needling to your routine
The second recommendation is a new innovative tool that is the first product of its kind to get FDA clearance and can show excellent results; the Skin-Pen Micro-Needling device. The Skin Pen is an at-home device developed by dermatologists, aestheticians, and other skin care professionals. At least thirty minutes can target problems such as scars and wrinkles that leave your skin looking and feeling smooth and youthful. Micro-needling stimulates collagen production in your skin, fighting the signs of wrinkles and aging.

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