BOTOX is a popular cosmetic treatment for diminishing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles on the face and forehead. Its popularity stems from the ease of application and the large percentage of adults who can benefit from it. Unlike many other cosmetic procedures designed to smooth the facial skin, BOTOX is suitable for all skin types and skin tones. The treatment doesn’t affect the skin itself via abrasion or ablation but rather the muscles that control facial expressions.
Our Atlanta customers choose BOTOX because they don’t have to worry about downtime after treatment, and they don’t have to perform any sort of follow-up regimen at home. The results of BOTOX injections can be quite positively dramatic, and the muscle-relaxing effect can last a few months.
Problems with Other Treatments
Most of the skin-smoothing treatments available today involve either abrasion, heat introduction, or invasive wound creation. These may be effective for some individuals, but there’s always a risk of discolored skin, rashes, or allergic reactions to certain chemicals. The most aggressive form of skin-smoothing treatment is ablation, and this is a procedure that many adults may consider when they get older but don’t feel they are ready for it at present. BOTOX is a simple treatment that smoothes away dynamic wrinkles without the need for skin resurfacing or skin layer removal.
How Does It Work?
Our facial skin may look pretty smooth when the muscles beneath the skin are relaxed, but when they contract, fine lines develop in certain areas. Crow’s feet and marionette lines become visible near the mouth and eyes, and horizontal banding can occur on the forehead. All we have to do is smile or pout, and these lines become apparent. This makes us look old and unhealthy. These dynamic wrinkles are the result of thinning skin that is losing moisture, and they also appear because the skin isn’t as supple and taut as it was when we were younger. BOTOX takes care of this problem by relaxing the muscles and preventing these lines and wrinkles from forming.
BOTOX acts to prevent nerve signal transmission to the upper-level facial and forehead muscles. Individuals who receive BOTOX injections can still smile and frown, but the sharp contraction of the muscles no longer occurs, so the skin in these sensitive areas remains smooth. The fluid injected into the muscles contains a diluted amount of a derivative of botulinum Type A. About three days after injection, the muscles are in a permanently relaxed state. Sensory nerves in and below the skin aren’t affected, so the skin is still sensitive to touch.
Simple Yet Effective
It doesn’t matter how thick the skin is, and the texture and tone of the skin don’t matter either. We do have to consult with the client beforehand so that we can examine the facial features and watch as the muscles contract to allow smiling and frowning. This allows us to determine the dosage and the exact injection sites. There’s a customized treatment for every individual.
Learn more about the advantages and benefits of BOTOX injections by contacting our office. We’ll detail the procedure and answer all your questions concerning this popular, non-invasive cosmetic treatment. Schedule a consultation with Premier Dermatology and Mohs Surgery of Atlanta today!