A simple alternative to more aggressive facial treatments for wrinkles, BOTOX® is perhaps the most popular wrinkle-relaxing solution available. This 10-minute procedure results in less noticeable crow’s feet and marionette lines, particularly the thin, dynamic lines that appear near the mouth and eyes. Dynamic wrinkles become prominent in mature adults whenever skin pinching occurs. Squinting, frowning, and pouting causes these lines to appear because the upper-level facial muscles are pinching and creasing the skin. At Anazao MD, we are proud to offer this exemplar of wrinkle relaxers and encourage you to learn more about it.
Rather than undergo surgical skin ablation or chancing the results of more abrasive resurfacing, why not consider BOTOX® treatments for a quick, if not permanent, fix for annoying wrinkles? We are specialists in dermatology procedures, and we would love to discuss your cosmetic treatment options.
How BOTOX® Works
BOTOX® is an injectable purified protein serum approved by the Food and Drug Administration since 2002 for cosmetic usage. It effectively blocks nerve signal transmission and prevents muscles from contracting. The fluid is injected directly into the muscle tissue. After a couple of days, the effect becomes noticeable. You can still make the same facial expressions as before, but the skin stays relaxed, and the dynamic wrinkles are barely noticeable. This keeps you from taking on an old, tired, and unhealthy look whenever you smile at your friends and family members.
The All-Important Consultation
Wrinkle relaxers are not something you go to the pharmacy counter and purchase. BOTOX® should only be injected by a trained professional. When we consult with you, we’re going to look at the size and strength of your upper-level facial muscles. We do this by watching as you perform frowning, pursing of the lips, and narrowing of the eyes.
After seeing the dynamic wrinkles form, we will know just how much of the fluid to inject and exactly which part of each muscle needs to be affected. It only takes about 10 minutes to perform the treatment, and we can perform the procedure right after your consultation. There is no downtime afterward.
It takes about two or three days for the effect to become apparent. The muscles stay relaxed even when nerve signals from the brain tell them to contract. The lower-level muscles, the ones closer to your facial bones, aren’t affected by the serum; nor are the sensory nerves that allow you to feel your face.
Fine splinter lines that otherwise form near the corners of the mouth and around the perimeter of the eyes are far less visible after treatment. The effect lasts for about three to four months, after which we will repeat the injection procedure. After several treatments, you’ll notice something fascinating: the muscles are becoming trained to stay in a relaxed state, so the effect gets better and better with time.
Contact Us Today for More Information
Don’t let those burdensome smile lines and crow’s feet get you down. We can help you solve this problem without the need for skin ablation, skin repositioning, or potentially damaging abrasion procedures. To learn more about how effective BOTOX® really is as the sovereign of wrinkle relaxers, we invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Anazao MD! Here at our office in Steamboat Springs, CO, our knowledgeable and welcoming staff are ready to explain this product in further detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to meeting you!