BOTOX® is an effective treatment for the smoothing of certain types of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. The most common uses of BOTOX® injections are for the treatment of crow’s feet, forehead lines and smile lines. The BOTOX® solution relaxes the muscles in the face that are responsible for the development of lines and wrinkles. We encourage all of our present and potential clients to consult with us before making any decision about which type of cosmetic facial treatment will work best.
When to Consider BOTOX®
The wrinkles that form as a result of making facial expressions are called dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles often appear as fine lines around the perimeter of the eyes, on the forehead or near the corners of the mouth. When the muscles stay relaxed, these crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and smile lines are far less visible.
How BOTOX® Injections are Performed
We first examine the client’s face closely and determine the most suitable injection sites. Before the actual treatment, we may apply a topical numbing agent for client comfort, depending on the situation. The BOTOX® fluid is then skillfully injected into the preselected areas. The solution settles in underneath the skin and begins to affect the nerve endings that control facial muscles.
Total relaxation of the targeted muscles takes about two or three days. The skin around the eyes, on the forehead and around the mouth become taut and supple in appearance because the dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle contraction and skin relaxation are no longer visible. Results vary, but most of our clients report satisfactory results for up to six months after receiving BOTOX® injections.
BOTOX® can be safely injected multiple times per year in the same area of the face in order to maintain the results. The muscles actually become trained to stay relaxed, so subsequent treatments require less and less of the BOTOX® fluid.
Advantages of BOTOX® Injections
BOTOX® doesn’t treat the skin directly, so there’s no need to be concerned about bleaching or other discolorations that result from certain skin resurfacing treatments. BOTOX® helps smooth the skin without the need for any type of surgery or skin transplantation. The client can still make normal, everyday facial expressions. The only difference is the wrinkles on top of the skin are no longer as noticeable.