Your facial features may cause you to feel as if you’re aging too rapidly. The fact is, your facial skin is aging because of a decrease in moisture retention, a loss of collagen, and environmental factors. You desire the smooth facial skin you enjoyed as a teen, and BOTOX® treatments can make that happen.
This isn’t a magical cure-all for every conceivable skin problem. The treatment won’t address such concerns as enlarged pores, deep folds, jowls, and blemishes. However, the first things you and your friends notice are the dynamic wrinkles that make you look old and tired. These can be smoothed away without the need for surgery, skin resurfacing, or chemical treatments.
The BOTOX® Secret Weapon
BOTOX® is injected beneath the skin and into the upper-level facial muscles. The fluid is a purified protein serum and causes a blockage of nerve signals. If the muscles that control facial movements cannot contract, the dynamic wrinkles that would otherwise form remain hidden.
The targeted problems are crow’s feet near the corners of the mouth, marionette lines near the eyes, and thin horizontal banding above the nose bridge. These form because the skin has been subjected to the same contracting of facial muscles for years, and as the skin weakens because of aging, the crimps and pinches produce the wrinkles. When the muscles are prevented from fully contracting, the skin surface remains smoother. The effect lasts for about five months, and repeat injections are equally simple to perform.
We need to consult with your prior to agreeing to perform BOTOX® injections. The exact site of the injections, the depth of reach, and the amount of fluid to inject varies from one individual to another. Some people have strong muscles near the eyes, and others have thick, powerful muscles in the cheeks. After watching you make a series of facial expressions, we’ll know just how much fluid to use and how deeply to inject it.
We can perform the treatment directly after the consultation. It takes only about 10 minutes to inject the fluid. The fluid settles into the muscle tissues, and nerve signal blockage begins to occur within a few days. You can now smile and pout with confidence because the thin lines and crow’s feet that used to appear are now invisible. The skin remains firm, but the creasing is no longer apparent.
Simpler than Other Treatments
BOTOX® doesn’t involve actual skin treatment, so there are no worries about bleaching or other resulting discolorations. The skin isn’t ablated, so there are no concerns about surgical complications. No chemicals are used on the skin, so there’s no risk of skin irritation.
Get In Touch with Us to Find Out More
To find out more about BOTOX® and how the treatment can result in a more confident, younger-looking you, feel free to reach out and make an appointment with the office of James B. DeStephens. Here at our office in Gainesville, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can feel young on the inside, but now you can also look young on the outside, and this does wonders for your self-esteem. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!