We haven’t found the fountain of youth, but we’ve gotten close. Research reveals that Botox may be one of the most powerful ways to fight the aging process and keep you looking younger for years to come. With the proper use of Botox, you can begin to combat the effects of aging and move through life more gracefully.

In this piece, we’ll go over a few Botox fundamentals and examine how the procedure can have you looking younger—even as you get older. By keeping the following information in mind, you could be one step closer to that brighter, younger you.

So let’s jump in!

What is Botox?

Let’s start with the most important question. If you’ve never really heard of Botox or done any hardline investigation, you may not be sure exactly what it is. In short, Botox refers to neurotoxins that can be injected into the skin to temporarily paralyze facial muscles and provide cosmetic relief from the appearance of harsh wrinkles.

While long believed to be a temporary fix to the aging process, in which users were forced to turn to additional Botox treatments down the road in order to stay younger-looking, recent research reveals that Botox may provide more long-term benefits for those who wish to slow the aging process.

For this reason, let’s take a look at these benefits and see how Botox may benefit you.

Anti-Aging Benefits

With Botox emerging as a potentially more reliable long-term age deterrent, it’s crucial that we understand the effects of Botox on the body. In this section, we’ll go over some of the more long-term effects of Botox so you can get a better idea of how the procedure can help you fight aging.

1. Increases Skin Elasticity

Studies have shown that, unlike previously thought, Botox does more than simply paralyze facial muscles in the short term. Instead, the drug may be a leading cause for increased skin elasticity. Scientists have found that those who undergo Botox injections may experience up to a thirty percent increase in the elasticity of their skin.

What this means is that there’s more to the procedure than simply temporary paralysis of certain wrinkles. Specifically, elasticity in the skin helps to erase wrinkles over time, and studies have shown that even deep, ingrained wrinkles can be significantly reduced through the use of Botox. For those who regularly receive Botox injections, this could mean a significant reduction in overall aging.

According to Canadian dermatologist Dr. James Bonaparte, “[Our study suggests] that… [when you use Botox] you’re actually remodeling the skin to get rid of the wrinkle.” With this research in mind, the use of Botox as a long-term cosmetic procedure may be more effective than initially thought.

2. Fights Wrinkle Formation

It’s not just old wrinkles, however, that Botox fights against. With increased skin elasticity, the drug allows for the combat of new wrinkles. A recent study has shown that Botox may be responsible for the prevention of wrinkles over time in individuals who receive injections frequently.

According to NewSkin Laser Center, Botox may affect both the skin and the muscles of patients, making it more difficult for wrinkles to form over time and protecting from the negative effects of aging. For the patient, this means that Botox, long viewed as a simple temporary “fix” to aging, may be more effective than initially thought.

What This Means for You

Recent breakthroughs in cosmetic science has revealed that Botox provides both short and long term benefits for those wishing to combat the aging process. Specifically, Botox both temporarily paralyzes facial muscles so that your skin appears younger and tighter.

The procedure also helps reduce wrinkles long term and prevent the formation of new wrinkles by drastically increasing skin elasticity and fortifying your skin’s ability to combat the aging process. For this reason, those who are wishing to noticeably improve the effects of aging and turn back the hands of time should turn to Botox for a more effective and proven treatment.

Contact NewSkin Laser Center to learn how botox can help you.