In addition, to the healthy glow of corrected skin, there are various other tools available to assist in removing signs of aging, allowing us to “grow old gracefully” as one client recently stated. The majority of the time surgery is an alternative!
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a safe, non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates the frown lines, forehead creases, and crows feet near the eyes. It can also be used to correct a heavy brow, a down turned nose, allow fuller lips, vertical and horizontal neck lines and lift a down turned mouth.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used therapeutically for more than 17 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. It is the most-studied and most widely researched medicine in the world. Men and Women of all skin colors and ethnicities can take advantage of this procedure.
The entire process takes approximately 15 minutes and there is no downtime. Results can last up to 4 months.
Anatomy of a wrinkle
The lines that appear actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time. You may have heard the expression “wearing your emotions on your sleeve,” but in reality you wear them on your face. If you’re angry or annoyed, for example, you knit your brows together.
Underneath your skin, your facial muscles contract, cause a pleating of the overlying skin, and then, as anyone can see, you’re frowning. After years of crinkling and wrinkling, those lines start to linger longer and can become more pronounced. For those whose faces tend to be more animated and whose skin is typically more delicate, these lines may appear exaggerated and more permanent. Botox can relieve the constant contraction of the muscle leaving the skin surface relaxed and wrinkle free.