The struggle with age-related wrinkling on the face and forehead doesn’t have to result in failure. Creams and salves help restore moisture to the skin, but the overall appearance of the facial features doesn’t change much. Abrasive resurfacing and deep peel treatments are procedures many adults are wary of. If you are looking for a simple, non-invasive treatment for dynamic wrinkling, consider BOTOX®. This is an injection treatment that minimizes the appearance of fine lines and crow’s feet without the need for treating the skin directly.
BOTOX® is an FDA-approved treatment designed to reduce the visibility of small, dynamic wrinkles that form when an individual makes certain facial expressions. The treatment takes only minutes, and the effects can be positively dramatic.
The Cause of Dynamic Wrinkles
As we age and mature, our skin becomes thinner in certain areas on the face, neck, and forehead. The skin isn’t being supported as well from beneath as it was when we were younger. Collagen production also decreases. When the skin gets pinched or pulled via muscle contractions, the wrinkles and fine lines appear. All we have to do is smile, and suddenly we look years older.
BOTOX® can correct this problem by minimizing the degree to which the upper-level facial muscles can contract. The stronger muscles that lie beneath this upper layer still allow us to smile and frown, but muscle tissue subjected to BOTOX® fluid injections remains relaxed.
Consultation and Treatment
We will examine the client’s facial features and watch as certain expressions are made. We will also look at the shape of the face and determine which muscles are causing the skin to wrinkle when it gets pinched or pulled.
BOTOX® is a neuromodulator made from a purified protein solution. This neuromodulator acts as a nerve signal inhibitor. It doesn’t block nerve signal transmission along a nerve strand, but it does prevent the muscles from responding to the signal.
We inject the solution directly into the upper-level muscle tissue. It won’t affect sensory nerves, meaning that the client won’t feel any numbness on the face, neck, or forehead. After about two days or so, the muscles just beneath the skin remain in a relaxed state. They hardly contract at all. The dynamic wrinkles no longer become visible because the skin remains taut.
This muscle relaxing continues for multiple months, after which the client can receive injections once more. After a year or two, very little of the fluid is required because the muscles are now used to remaining in an almost totally relaxed state.
Benefits of BOTOX® Injections
The major benefit is smoother skin without the need to treat the skin directly. Since no abrasion is performed and no heat energy is applied, there is no chance of unwanted bleaching or skin rippling. The treatment is even suitable for all skin tones.
A More Youthful You
You don’t have to put up with age-related wrinkling on the face and elsewhere. We’ll show you how BOTOX® can help you regain your youthful appearance without the need for surgery or any other form of aggressive treatment.
We can give you more information on BOTOX® and its benefits at Medical Aesthetics of Virginia, located in Norfolk. Come visit us and find the best options for your aesthetic needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!