At one time, getting rid of wrinkles required invasive surgical procedures. Now, however, men and women alike can get safe and effective wrinkle reduction with BOTOX®. This is a purified protein solution that’s been FDA-approved for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles across the brow and around the eyes and mouth. The injections do not require tissue removal, incisions or any extended recovery time. Given the limited risk that this procedure entails and the expedited results it provides, it is commonly referred to as the “lunchtime facelift”.
How BOTOX® Works and What It Can Do for You
When injected into certain areas, BOTOX® has the power to block nerve signals to the muscles that are responsible for facial expression. Whenever you smile or frown, your expressive muscles engage. Over time, continuous use of the expressive muscles results in a buildup of tension that manifests as fine lines and wrinkles on the visage. These are known as dynamic wrinkles and they are most apparent in areas that experience a considerable amount of movement. Dynamic wrinkles commonly form around the eyes as crow’s feet and across the brows as worry lines. Once BOTOX® has effectively blocked nerve signals to the expressive muscles, tension will be released and fine lines at the surface of the skin will relax.
What to Expect During Treatment
These treatments are performed in the comfort of our office. After having assessed your aesthetic concerns, our professional will strategically inject the solution into select areas across the face. Once these injections are finished, you will be free to leave and can return to your normal activities right away. These injections are capable of creating an immediate reduction in dynamic wrinkles across the visage. You can look forward to continued improvements, however, over the next several days.
Can Be Used as Part of an Integrated Anti-Aging Treatment
BOTOX® is safe for use in conjunction with many other non-invasive anti-aging products and procedures. For instance, if you have deep creases along the nasolabial folds, hollows beneath your eyes or loose, sagging skin, our team may recommend using BOTOX® along with a dermal filler for restoring lost facial volume. With that being said, BOTOX® works great as a standalone treatment, depending on your situation.
If you have been looking for a way to achieve safe and effective wrinkle reduction, make an appointment at Dermatology Consultants of South Florida to learn more about BOTOX®. For your convenience, we have locations in Sunrise and Coral Springs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.