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Treating Skin Texture Changes with Botox

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Posted February 13, 2013 in News

Skin texture changes are any alterations in the look or feel of our skin that dont have anything to do with fat loss or droopy skin. For example, wrinkles are skin texture change, as are acne scars, hyper-pigmentation, age spots, sun damage, and an uneven complexion. These changes can be caused by genetic predisposition, but they are more often caused by lifestyle choices like sunbathing or smoking.
When combined with volume loss and skin sagging, skin texture changes make us look older than we would want. They literally show our life choices on our face- not something many of us want as we try to age with grace! There are a number of ways to combat the appearance of skin texture changes, and perhaps the most popular is Botox.

Botox in Virginia is the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedure- in fact, its the most common in the entire country. Botox softens the look of moderate to severe wrinkles, and helps prevent further wrinkle formation or deepening, especially when used over time. The procedure is very quick (can be done over a lunch break), requires no downtime, and has few side effects.
Botox is a substance that is injected into the site of the wrinkle. The contents work to prevent the underlying muscle that is causing the wrinkle from contracting. As the muscle relaxes, so does the skin above it, softening the look of existing wrinkles and preventing them from worsening. The shot itself can be given on any number of areas of the face, with the most popular being the forehead and around the eyes.
Botox injections will have a few days to effect the muscles entirely, so if you are getting the procedure in preparation for a big event, make sure you do so about a week beforehand. Common side effects may include slight bruising, a headache that resolves itself within a few hours, or redness at the injection site. As soon as you leave the office, you can resume your normal activities.
Wrinkles are one of the most irritating skin texture changes because they cannot really be reversed with over-the-counter skin care products. Botox is an easy, quick, and simple way to rejuvenate your skin and fight texture changes without drastic surgery.
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