Facial wrinkles, smile lines, and crow’s feet become more noticeable as we age. This is due to thinning skin and a loss of collagen. It becomes more difficult to keep the skin moisturized, and this results in uneven skin texture. BOTOX® is one of the most popular treatment methods for smoothing out facial wrinkles because it does not involve abrasive skin resurfacing.
It is a simple injection procedure that requires no special pre-treatment regimen or post-treatment downtime. We ask you to consider this in-house treatment procedure if you are seeking a non-surgical solution to the problem of facial wrinkling.
How BOTOX® Works
The nerves in our faces direct muscles to contract. When we smile or frown, the skin is stretched or relaxed. This causes small wrinkles to appear.
BOTOX® prevents the signals from the brain from reaching the muscles. The muscles stay relaxed, and the facial skin remains smooth.
What the Procedure Involves
Before administering a BOTOX® treatment, we consult with the client and examine the face closely. We may ask the individual to make certain facial expressions so that we can map out and pinpoint the most desirable injection sites.
Using a very fine, thin needle, the BOTOX® liquid is injected just beneath the skin. Most clients may receive injections around their forehead, mouth, and jawline.
The entire procedure can be done during lunch hour. It will take some time before the muscles no longer respond fully to signals from the brain. The result is smoother skin without smile or frown lines, forehead wrinkles, or crow’s feet.
Advantages of BOTOX®
Some of the popular filler injections on the market cause uneven plumping and can actually cause skin discoloration. Abrasive resurfacing techniques using crystal powders or chemicals can also leave the skin mottled and discolored.
BOTOX® is unique in that it doesn’t treat the skin directly with chemicals. Instead, it merely relaxes the facial muscles.
The results are long-lasting, with most clients reporting positive results for up to six months or more. It is a repeatable procedure, and subsequent treatments use less BOTOX® because the muscles are slowly being trained to stay relaxed.
Are You a Candidate for BOTOX®?
If you are a mature adult and are concerned about the appearance of thin, non-set wrinkles when you smile or frown, BOTOX® may be just the solution you have been looking for.
If you are in the Baltimore, MD or Arlington, VA area, contact ProMD Health today to schedule your one-on-one consultation, during which you will be given all the facts about this safe, simple, cosmetic procedure.