BOTOX® is an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. These wrinkles are dynamic, meaning that they aren’t as visible until the skin is pulled or relaxed through muscle contraction. All it takes is a smile or frown to reveal those annoying crow’s feet and frown lines. These wrinkles make us look older than we really are. BOTOX® isn’t a direct skin rejuvenation treatment, but it’s a perfect alternative to a more aggressive procedure. We offer complete consultation services for our Annapolis area clients, and those who have never received these treatments soon learn just how simple and effective the procedure is.
Why BOTOX® is Effective
The skin begins to lose collagen and elastin as we age and mature. The skin on the face, particularly around the eyes, is rather thin to begin with, and when it is pinched, small wrinkles become much more visible. The muscles that lie just beneath the skin are the ones responsible for reshaping the facial features. When we smile or frown, the skin is relaxed as the muscles contract.
BOTOX® was originally developed as a treatment for muscle spasms. Today, it is more popular than ever as a muscle relaxing agent. It contains a nerve signal blocker. When injected into the upper-level muscles, it inhibits the nerve signal transmission. The muscles don’t react as strongly to signals from the brain. An individual who receives BOTOX® injections won’t get a numb face, and smiling and frowning is just as easy as before. However, the skin stays smooth, and the fine lines and wrinkles don’t appear.
We first consult with the client before performing a procedure. We want to see just where the dynamic wrinkles appear and how severe they are. This allows us to pinpoint the injection sites as well as determine just how much of the BOTOX® fluid to use.
During the treatment, the solution is injected into the preselected areas. It takes minutes to perform the procedure. The full effect usually takes just days. Afterwards, the client will be able to perform the same frowning and smiling expressions as before, but the skin no longer becomes relaxed because the affected muscles simply aren’t contacting as fully.
Simple, Non-Surgical Treatment for Wrinkles
If you live in or near the Annapolis area, you aren’t far from Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park. Schedule a consultation with us so that we can show you how to eliminate those annoying smile lines and crow’s feet without the need for surgery. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started!