Every smile, laugh, and frown leaves a permanent record on the face. Examples of these are the deep wrinkles seen on the forehead, the frown wrinkles seen between the eyes when angry, and the lines that extend from the nose to the mouth. Over time, wrinkles and lines are likely to become deeper. Dynamic lines (caused by contractions of the underlying facial muscles, such as furrows and frown lines) can be dramatically softened through a series of injections with botulinumtoxin type A, better known as BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Botox blocks nerve impulses to the facial muscles that control expressions through a process called neuromodulation. This process relaxes the muscles so they do not contract. The result is that the overlying skin remains smoother and unwrinkled.
After a Botox injection treatment, full results can be seen within one week. Most patients experience some minor redness and swelling at the injection site, which goes away quickly. Botox can last for three months or longer, after which repeat treatments can be performed. Botox can be used at the same time as other injectable options like hyaluronic acid fillers for even better results.
Botox is an extremely popular option for boosting your confidence and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without surgery. To schedule a consultation with our cosmetic specialists, contact us by calling or filling out our online form.
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