As you continue to age, your facial skin begins to show fine wrinkles that become more apparent when you smile, frown, or pout. These marionette lines are called dynamic wrinkles and can significantly detract from your overall appearance. There’s one sure way to combat this visual sign of aging. It’s called BOTOX®, and it’s the most popular wrinkle-reduction treatment on the market.
Although it’s a simple treatment, it’s not available as a do-it-yourself procedure. It can only be performed by an experienced professional, and that’s where we come in. After examining your facial features closely, we can design a simple, quick injection treatment that can take years off your appearance. Best of all, the treatment is suitable for all skin tones and textures.
Correcting Dynamic Wrinkles
Every time you make a facial expression, the upper-level muscles just beneath the skin layers are pulling and pinching the skin surface. Furrows and creases form, and that’s what allows you to change your expression in the first place. However, after many thousands of skin pulls and pinches, thinner lines also begin to form. These become even more prominent as you age because your skin isn’t as supple as it once was, so it’s more susceptible to creasing. Eventually, you begin to look old and tired even though you’re basically still healthy.
BOTOX® injections don’t treat the skin directly. The fluid injected into the muscles that lie just beneath the skin works as a relaxing agent. The nerve signals from the brain tell the muscles to contract when you want to smile or pout, but the muscles remain in a rather loose, non-contracted state. This keeps the skin surface smoother no matter how much you widen your eyes or purse your lips.
Simple, Quick Injection Procedure
We perform BOTOX® treatments right in our office. The consultation serves to inform you of the treatment procedure, and during this consultation, we examine your face so that we can see the strength of the muscles that reposition the skin surface when you make facial expressions. We’ll determine the injection sites and dosage based on our observations.
After a few days, you’ll begin to notice fewer and fewer dynamic wrinkles when you make facial expressions. The BOTOX® procedure works for about three to four months. After that, you’ll need to have the treatment repeated. Each time you receive injections, you get a smaller and smaller dose of the serum because your facial muscles are becoming used to remaining in a relaxed state.
Rejuvenated, Youthful Appearance
This is a popular treatment because it doesn’t involve skin ablation, abrasive resurfacing, or exposure to bleaching chemicals. It works even if you have a lot of melanin in your skin or are suffering from a loss of proteins such as collagen in your skin layers. It’s the perfect quick fix for anyone who isn’t ready for any sort of aggressive treatment such as a facelift or dermabrasion procedure.
Contact Us for More Information
To learn more about BOTOX® and what it may be able to do for you, we encourage you to get started by making an appointment with Anazao MD! At our office in Steamboat Springs, CO, our devoted team of experienced professionals are ready and eager to explain the process to you in greater detail, answer any questions you may have, and help you achieve your unique aesthetic goals. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to hearing from you!