If you’re looking for a simple, non-surgical method for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, BOTOX® Cosmetic may be the answer. This injectable fluid significantly minimizes certain types of lines and wrinkles without the need for skin abrasion, chemical peels and plumping fillers. Although temporary in its effectiveness, the injections are repeatable at regular intervals. The procedure is suitable for all skin types.
Why BOTOX® Cosmetic is a Popular Treatment
Some of the available treatments for wrinkled skin can actually harm the tissues as much as they help. BOTOX® Cosmetic is different because it causes no discolorations and doesn’t involve the removal of skin or skin ablation.
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments work by affecting the nerves that control facial muscles. When BOTOX® Cosmetic fluid is present, the nerves cannot transmit signals to the muscles. The muscles don’t contract as fully as before, so the skin doesn’t move as much. This keeps dynamic wrinkles and smile lines from forming while still being able to make normal facial expressions.
How It Works
BOTOX® Cosmetic is comprised of a purified protein solution. The solution was originally used in the medical industry to treat spasms. However, it soon became apparent to medical practitioners that these injections were effective at relaxing certain muscles in the face.
After the treatment is complete, the client can still smile and frown, but the skin is not pulled in one direction or another to any significant degree. The skin remains taut but smooth, and smile lines around the mouth, crow’s feet around the eyes and even lines on the forehead are much less apparent.
Consultation and Treatment
When we consult with our client, we ask that certain facial expressions be performed. This allows us to see how much muscle contraction is required for the dynamic wrinkles to appear. It also allows us to make note of the most suitable injection sites.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is delivered via injection in the comfort of our office. The effect it has on the muscles becomes apparent after a few days. In most cases, the results last for up to four months before repeat injections are necessary. Each subsequent injection treatment requires the use of less and less fluid because the muscles are becoming trained to stay relaxed.
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BOTOX® Cosmetic is a medically approved treatment for wrinkles and smile lines. It is suitable for all skin types and skin tones. Schedule a consultation at Worcester Dermatology Associates in Worcester or Chelmsford Dermatology Associates in Chelmsford, during which you’ll learn how BOTOX® Cosmetic can make you look younger and more refreshed. Contact us today to book an appointment!