Getting rid of wrinkles isn’t easy by your own efforts. You can’t just apply a moisturizer and wait for the miracle to happen. Wrinkles on the face, especially those that form when the skin is pulled or relaxed, are the result of multiple factors. BOTOX doesn’t treat the skin directly, but it does minimize the appearance of dynamic wrinkles such as smile lines and crow’s feet. By preventing the upper-level facial muscles from fully contracting, BOTOX® acts as a muscle-relaxing agent. This keeps the facial skin smoother and lessens the appearance of dynamic wrinkles when smiling or frowning is performed. We recommend BOTOX® for our clients in Annapolis who come to us with concerns about tiny lines and wrinkles that make them look older than they really are.
A Simple Cosmetic Procedure
BOTOX® is a fluid that is injected directly into facial muscles. Those muscles that lie near the surface control the movements of facial skin and cause the effect of smiling, pouting, and narrowing of the eyes. The fluid is basically a purified protein solution that prevents nerve signals from reaching the muscles. This means that the skin isn’t relaxed or pulled as much as before the treatment. The marionette lines and crow’s feet aren’t nearly as visible.
The fluid doesn’t affect sensory nerves in the face. The face won’t feel numb after treatment. The positive results can last between three and six months. Although subsequent treatments are necessary to maintain the smooth appearance of the skin, these treatments require the use of less BOTOX® because the facial muscles are getting used to being in a relaxed state.
We won’t treat our clients in Annapolis with BOTOX® without first setting up a consultation. We want to see firsthand how severe the problem is and which parts of the face are affected by visible dynamic wrinkles. This allows us to determine the proper dosage and suitable injection sites.
Advantages Over Other Treatments
Many individuals in Annapolis explore ways to treat wrinkling, and what they find is that most options involve surgery or some type of abrasive resurfacing. Most of these treatment options aren’t suitable for all skin types and skin tones, and some of them can actually cause localized discoloration. BOTOX® doesn’t affect the skin tone at all, and it also can’t cause uneven bumpiness.
This is the most popular non-surgical wrinkle reduction treatment in the world, so it’s the preferred option for those in the Annapolis area who aren’t ready for more involved procedures. Our team at Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park would be happy to talk to you about how BOTOX® can take years off your appearance. Whether you live in Severna Park, Annapolis, Columbia, or the surrounding area, contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!