Are you developing wrinkles at a much younger age than you thought you would? Are you older, but your wrinkles seem to be heavily concentrated in areas like the corners of the eyes, between the brows, and around the mouth? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you might be a good candidate for BOTOX® injections.
Located in Templeton CA, Plateroti Dermatology is committed to providing patients with a broad range of comprehensive dermatological treatment options. For more information about our practice or any of the services we offer, contact us today.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is an injectable treatment used to temporarily alleviate the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, as well as wrinkles between the brows and on corners of the eyes. This product
is extraordinarily beloved: it is the #1 selling injectable of its kind the most extensively studied aesthetic treatment in the world. This product has been approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries, and has been used for more than 17 years to treat a variety of medical conditions.
How Does it Work?
While many other anti-wrinkle treatments aim to add volume to the skin and increase collagen there, BOTOX® targets an often overlooked source of wrinkle formation: muscle movement. Repeated muscle contractions can cause wrinkles in people as young as 18. Because collagen depletion over time isn’t responsible for these type of wrinkles, dermal fillers cannot help improve the way they look.
BOTOX® is specially formulated with botulinum toxin, a substance that that temporarily relaxes the muscles. This relaxation of the muscles gives the wrinkles caused by their contractions time to smooth and soften. While a single BOTOX® injection session can keep the muscles relaxed for four months, periodic injection sessions will be required after this period to maintain any improvements in your appearance.
What can BOTOX® Treat?
BOTOX® can be used to a wide variety of fine lines and wrinkles, including:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Chin dimpling
What Should I Expect from Treatment?
Each BOTOX® treatment typically takes about 30 minutes, which includes before and after photos and a thorough consultation to determine the best way to customize each treatment. While many patients experience some degree of discomfort during these sessions, injections only need to be repeated once every 4-6 months to maintain beautiful results. Patients experience absolutely no downtime after treatment, so they can get back to their daily routine as soon as they leave our office. A two-week follow-up appointment will be scheduled at the time of your treatment to ensure that your aesthetic goals are achieved.