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  • Writer's pictureFountain of Youth Staff

To Botox or Not to Botox

Maintaining healthy looking skin takes more than just daily cleansing and regular moisturizing. As we age, our skin starts to lose elasticity, forming fine lines and facial wrinkles. Even with a good beauty routine, you’ll still lose volume in your face and develop creases that can make you look older than you feel.

Fountain of Youth Medical, Farragut, TN, offers several minimally invasive procedures, including Botox®, to enhance the effects of your usual beauty routine. Using a custom treatment plan, she can use Botox injections to prevent signs of premature aging and keep your skin plump, smooth, and crease-free.

Obvious signs of aging:

One of the first signs that you’re getting older often appears around your eyes. Those little lines that spread out from your eyes, known as crow’s feet, can make you look tired and age you prematurely.

You’re also susceptible to developing deep-set wrinkles in your brow area from years of squinting and smiling. These wrinkles and creases are often one of the first things people notice about you, which can affect your confidence and satisfaction with your appearance.

People often consider starting anti-aging treatments as early as their 30s, when collagen production starts to slow down and skin starts to lose its youthful glow, to stay proactive about their skin’s health.

How Botox delays the signs of aging

Botox is an innovative injection therapy made from the botulinum toxin, a purified bacterium, that temporarily paralyzes the muscles responsible for frown lines and crow’s feet. Botox works by interfering with the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract.

Following a Botox injection, these muscles relax and smooth out to reduce the appearance of even deep-set creases and lines.

Botox isn’t a filler. Rather, it addresses the root cause of your crow’s feet and forehead lines. Results of Botox injections can last for several months, ensuring that you maintain a fresh, vibrant look.

Lynne or Tim at Fountain of Youth Medical, will design a custom treatment plan to address the specific areas that leave you unhappy with your appearance. Their skilled technique will ensure that your treatment is safe and comfortable and that your results look completely natural.

Some tips to incorporate into your beauty routine may include:

  • Eating a healthy diet

  • Staying physically activeRemoving makeup before going to bedUsing a gentle facial cleanser daily

  • Protecting your skin from sun damage is one of the most important things you can do to reduce signs of premature aging.

  • Wear a high-quality sunscreen every day, even in the winter, to reduce damage from the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

  • You should also avoid the outdoors during the early morning and afternoon hours to protect your skin’s health. If you have to be outside, seek shade or wear a wide-brim hat to block out the sun’s rays.

  • By focusing on daily skin care and incorporating Botox into your usual routine, you can retain your youthful looks and ensure the health of your skin for a lifetime.

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