One of the first signs of aging skin is the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. These are the fine lines that form around the mouth, eyes, and on the forehead when we make smiling or pouting expressions. We smile at our friend, and our friend sees an old, tired person. This isn’t good at all. BOTOX® can help with this problem.
It’s the ideal treatment for those who feel that their skin is still pretty healthy and isn’t in need of any sort of aggressive treatment procedure. If you want your skin to remain smooth no matter how much you smile, squint, or frown, and if you aren’t ready to go under the knife or subject your skin to harsh chemicals, BOTOX® may be just the treatment you’ve been seeking.
BOTOX® is different from other treatments. This treatment doesn’t actually involve skin rejuvenation because it’s not the skin that’s being treated. Instead, BOTOX® relaxes facial muscles that cause the skin to pinch or pull so that we can make facial expressions.
This doesn’t mean that the treatment involves numbing of the face. In fact, no matter how much the upper-level facial muscles are relaxed, the individual can still smile and frown. The lower-level muscles aren’t affected by BOTOX® injections, and the sensory nerves that allow us to feel our face when we touch it aren’t affected either. This makes BOTOX® a favored treatment because it works to eliminate fine lines without worries about numbed skin.
BOTOX® is a fluid containing a botulinum protein. This protein, when in contact with nerve endings, prevents signals from reaching the muscle tissues. The muscles cannot contract even though the brain tells them to.
During a consultation, we ask you to perform a series of facial expressions so that we can see how severe the dynamic wrinkling is and where these annoying smile lines and crow’s feet appear. This helps us to determine the correct dosage and also where to inject the fluid.
The injection procedure takes only a few minutes to perform. After about three days, noticeable smoothing of the skin in areas where smile lines and crow’s feet would otherwise occur is realized by the client. The effect lasts for about five months, after which the treatment can be repeated.
You don’t have to worry about looking like an old, tired person when you smile at your friends and family. You have a secret weapon. Try BOTOX® yourself and see what countless millions already know. You can look younger and feel more self-confident without the need for surgery or any other form of aggressive treatment. Contact us today at the Soza Clinic and schedule your consultation with one of our Texas locations!