BOTOX® is a very simple cosmetic procedure that smooths out the facial skin by relaxing the muscles that cause facial expressions. When properly administered, BOTOX® injections affect the nerves that lie beneath the facial skin. The result is less muscular contortions, and the individual experiences less wrinkling around the eyes, mouth and on the forehead.
We are often asked by our clients about whether this treatment is suitable for them. Some people have concerns about how BOTOX® might affect their overall health. We suggest a consultation session so that we can discuss your various options for smoothing the facial skin.
Am I A Candidate?
Mature adults with minor to moderate non-set wrinkling on the face are the best candidates. The wrinkles, smile lines and forehead folds that develop when we make certain facial expressions are due to thinning skin or a loss of support tissue. However, BOTOX® will not be a suitable treatment for severely drooping eyelids, nor will it correct any type of skin discoloration.
BOTOX® is not a plumping filler treatment. It merely causes the facial muscles to become relaxed. The individual who receives BOTOX® can still smile and frown, but the skin is no longer pulled or disturbed, and this means the wrinkles and crow’s feet are far less visible.
What Treatment Involves
BOTOX® is formulated from a powerful protein solution. When it is diluted, it can be used as a type of anesthetic. The nerves that send electrical impulses to the facial muscles no longer transmit these messages.
When we administer the treatment to our clients, we first examine the face and note where the wrinkling occurs when the individual smiles or frowns. The solution is then injected just beneath the skin. The procedure usually takes less than half an hour to complete.
The muscle relaxation takes about two days to take full effect. Although the BOTOX® is flushed from the body after some time, the relaxing effect continues for months.
Advantages Over Other Treatments
BOTOX® is popular as a skin-smoothing treatment because it doesn’t involve surgery or skin ablation. Other resurfacing techniques are designed primarily to even out the skin tone by promoting healthier growth.
Some of these treatments involve significant downtime for the client. On the other hand, BOTOX® is a lunchtime procedure, meaning that the client can go right back to work after the injections are completed.
We’ll Give You the Facts
If you are interested in how BOTOX® can help eliminate those annoying smile lines and fine wrinkles that form when you frown, schedule a consultation at Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville, located in Jacksonville Beach.
We’ll give you all the facts about this simple cosmetic procedure, and you can make an informed choice based on the practical information we provide. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment to learn more.