Popular is not always better, but when popularity continues for a long time, it’s something worth investigating. Many cosmetic treatments for skin problems come and go, but BOTOX® has been a preferred choice for decades. One of the reasons why is the simplicity of the procedure. The injections can be administered by an experienced professional in just a few minutes. Another reason is the virtually nonexistent possibility of complications for qualified candidates. BOTOX® doesn’t treat the skin directly but rather influences a nerve’s ability to induce muscle contractions. Smile lines and crow’s feet disappear without the need for skin abrasion, chemical peels or laser treatment.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
BOTOX® is a formula containing a protein that blocks nerve impulses in the area where it is injected. Our facial muscles control our expressions. When the upper-level muscles of the face contract, our facial skin is pulled or relaxed. This causes the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. The smile lines and crow’s feet that appear around the mouth, nose and eyes are the result of brittle skin loosening so that creases can develop.
BOTOX® helps reduce the visibility of these dynamic wrinkles. It causes the muscles to remain relaxed instead of contracted. The lower-level muscles aren’t affected, so those who receive injections can still make the same facial expressions. However, the facial skin itself remains smoother, giving the appearance of a more youthful state.
What BOTOX® Can Treat
Small, dynamic wrinkles that are non-set are the ones people notice the most. BOTOX® helps smooth the skin on the cheeks and around the corners of the mouth. Thin horizontal lines on the forehead can also be treated with these injections. Any skin that appears smoother after receiving treatment remains so for a long time. Most people need not have the treatment repeated for at least four months. Subsequent treatments use less and less of the solution because the relaxed muscles are being trained to remain so.
A Simple Cosmetic Procedure
When injections are administered, a topical numbing agent is rarely needed but can be provided if desired. The full effects of the treatment will show themselves after the course of a few days. This is a simple outpatient treatment that can be performed at any time convenient for the client. However, we do suggest that interested individuals consult with us first to discuss all facial skin concerns. The client needs to understand what the outcome expectations should be and know what other treatment options are available for other skin conditions.
Get Smoother Facial Skin with BOTOX®
BOTOX® is popular because it’s such a simple treatment with little risk of side effects. Find out more about how it works by consulting with us. Contact us today and schedule your personal consultation with our trusted professionals at the office of Syed Ahmad, MD in Plano.