An effective means of minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines, BOTOX® is an injectable fluid that keeps the facial muscles from contracting. It is also used to treat such medical conditions like spasms.
As a cosmetic procedure, BOTOX® is preferred over invasive treatments because it doesn’t involve surgery or facial skin resurfacing. We encourage all adults who are seeking a simple solution to the problems of facial skin wrinkles to consider BOTOX®.
Reduction of Non-Set Wrinkles
Wrinkles that have not yet set but rather appear only when certain facial expressions are made are easily treated with BOTOX®. These wrinkles appear because the skin is becoming thinner in areas around the corner of the mouth, above the nose, and on the forehead. Set wrinkles that are always apparent cannot be made to disappear after getting the injections.
Some adults have folds in the forehead skin that appear only when frowning or squinting. These are also non-set wrinkles that can be smoothed out with BOTOX® injections. However, if the folds are the result of thick skin that has sagged because of the influence of gravity, BOTOX® may not be the solution.
How BOTOX® Works
These non-set wrinkles appear when facial muscles contract. The muscles are sent signals from the brain, and BOTOX® blocks the signals to in order to relax the muscles. The injection sites are chosen based on the location and severity of the wrinkling. We map out these injection sites after consulting with the client.
The injection procedure is very short. BOTOX® is injected using a specialized, ultra-thin needle. In most cases, any swelling or reddening of the skin near the injection sites diminishes within two or three hours.
As the BOTOX® is injected, it fills out the areas where supportive tissue lies just beneath the skin. The effect can take about 24 hours. During this period of time, the client may feel some numbness similar to what is experienced when outside in sub-freezing temperatures.
After two or three days, the smile lines and crow’s feet become almost unnoticeable. The BOTOX® is flushed from the system after a while, but the muscles are now trained to stay relaxed, so the next treatment is not needed for up to six months or more. Aside from cosmetic uses, BOTOX® is effective for certain muscle spasm conditions.
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BOTOX® is preferred by many because it is non-invasive and does not require any skin resurfacing. If you need more information or wish to schedule a consultation, contact Advanced Anti-Aging & Weight Loss today. BOTOX® treatments are safe for all skin types because the skin itself is not directly affected by the injection fluid.