BOTOX for Effortless Wrinkle Reduction

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The small wrinkles and smile lines that appear when we make facial expressions can be a cause for concern. This isn’t because they represent or signal a health problem, but rather because they make us look old and tired. It can really detract from our appearance, but what is the best treatment option? BOTOX® is popular because it can reduce these visual signs of aging without the need for surgery, abrasive resurfacing, or harsh treatments. It’s the perfect solution for those who are wary of more aggressive treatments or who aren’t ready for something invasive, such as a facelift. We recommend this simple, cosmetic treatment for our clients who bring us their concerns about facial wrinkles, especially those annoying smile lines and crow’s feet.

Effortless Treatment for Dynamic Wrinkles

Dynamic is term associated with motion. Dynamic wrinkles appear when the skin is relaxed or pulled by the upper-level facial muscles. A decrease in collagen production and the skin’s inability to hold moisture results in tiny creases, and these are usually visible around the corners of the mouth and eyes, as well as on the forehead.

How It Works

BOTOX® is a purified protein solution that acts as a neurotransmitter blocker, meaning that nerve signals cannot reach the muscles and cause them to contract. Our facial expressions are made when the upper-level muscles contract. BOTOX® is injected into these muscles, and after settling into the tissues, it prevents brain signals from causing muscle contractions. The muscles still contract a bit, but it’s only enough to cause slight creasing of the facial skin.

We consult with the client beforehand so that we can observe the wrinkling caused by muscle contractions. This allows us to determine the amount of BOTOX® fluid to use and where to inject it.
After treatment, the face won’t go numb as some people have been led to believe. After multiple months, the BOTOX® is flushed from the body. Repeat injections use less of the fluid because the muscles become used to being in a relaxed state.

Advantages of BOTOX® Treatments

BOTOX® doesn’t treat the skin directly, so it is suitable for all skin types and tones. It is a convenient, simple, non-surgical treatment that involves little effort on the part of the client. You can get more details about this popular treatment during a consultation at Plateroti Dermatology in Templeton. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!

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