If you are concerned about some cosmetic issues that you are starting to experience as you are getting older, one of the treatments that you may consider is BOTOX®. This is one of the most popular treatments in the cosmetic world for a reason. It delivers amazing results. However, it is not the cure-all that some people make it out to be. It is designed to address a certain type of wrinkle when it is used for cosmetic purposes. We would like to tell you how BOTOX® injections work and show you how they could benefit you.
How Does the Treatment Work?
After a person goes through a consultation with our specialist and it is determined that they make a good candidate for the product, the treatment session can begin. We will closely examine the areas where a person has dynamic wrinkles. Then BOTOX® injections will be given directly into the facial muscles.
This is a quick and easy treatment. In most cases, the actual injections take just minutes. A person does not need to worry about downtime after the treatment. They can head right back to work or back to other activities they have planned for the day.
In the days that follow the injections, a person will notice that their facial muscles start to relax. However, they do not need to worry about having a frozen look on their face or not being able to make normal expressions. The goal is to relax the muscles just enough to give a person a more youthful look but not give them an unnatural expression.
This treatment will help individuals who have dynamic wrinkles. The contraction of the facial muscles is what causes the dynamic wrinkles to appear. When the muscles cannot contract in the same way because of the BOTOX® injections, the skin will smooth out. In some cases, a person can expect their wrinkles to completely disappear. This depends on the severity of the wrinkles. Even individuals who have fairly deep wrinkles could expect them to soften.
Are You a Good Candidate?
In order to be a good candidate for BOTOX® injections, you need to have dynamic wrinkles. If you are dealing with static wrinkles, a dermal filler or skin tightening treatment may be a better option for you. It may be possible to combine these injections with certain dermal fillers to give you the boost you are looking for.
You are invited to schedule an appointment with our team at Premier Dermatology and Mohs Surgery of Atlanta. Meeting with a professional is the best way for you to find out if BOTOX® injections are right for you. Contact us today to book your consultation at our office in Alpharetta!