We’re often asked about BOTOX® and if it is truly effective for reducing the appearance of fine line wrinkles and forehead folds. It’s not a surgical procedure that involves repositioning the skin. Rather, it is a simple injection treatment that allows the facial muscles to stay relaxed. It works best on skin that is thinning due to the aging process.
When we make certain facial expressions, the muscles in our cheeks, near our mouth and lips, and around our eyes and on the front of the skull contract, and this enhances the appearance of wrinkles. BOTOX® prohibits this from happening, and the result is smoother skin that looks years younger.
Advantages of BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® is a popular treatment for skin wrinkling because it is an outpatient procedure that doesn’t require any downtime. Our clients can go on with their busy lives without having to recuperate. Unlike dermal fillers, BOTOX® doesn’t treat the skin directly.
It’s a simple fact that thinning skin cannot be thickened overnight. Most of our mature adult clients have tried various treatment methods that promise more elastic, youthful skin. BOTOX® is a recommended alternative because it promises smoother, wrinkle-free skin without the necessity of surgery, dermal fillers, or skin resurfacing.
How It Works
When injected just beneath the skin, the BOTOX® fluid gathers in the supporting tissues that lie below the dermal layers. This is where the nerve endings that control facial muscles are found.
When injected properly by a licensed, experienced dermatologist, BOTOX® immediately acts to relax the muscles. The brain still sends signals to stimulate muscle contraction and facial movements, but the muscles don’t receive the information. They stay relaxed, and the skin doesn’t contort.
What to Expect During Treatment
We first consult with the client and take a close look at the facial muscles. We may use a very fine, thin needle to inject the BOTOX® underneath the skin.
The face will feel numb for a day or two until the individual gets used to the relaxed muscles. No post-treatment care regimen need be undertaken. In most cases, the muscles stay relaxed for up to six months or more.
After that, a second treatment may be administered, but the amount of BOTOX® used is decreased because the muscles have now been trained to stay relaxed.
Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation
Because this is an injection procedure, you might have some questions about how to prepare. We can give you complete details on how this simple cosmetic treatment can significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and facial folds. Contact Elan Med Spa today to schedule a consultation.