OUR WRINKLE TREATMENT PROGRAM

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As we age, collagen breaks down within our skin, and the accumulating years of facial expression and muscle contraction create creases, folds, lines, and wrinkles. These aging lines are called dynamic wrinkles, and they differ from those that can result from sun damage or tissue loss. These dynamic wrinkles include crow’s feet, smile lines, deep folds between the eyebrows, and forehead creases.

Unfortunately, all of these signs of aging often cast dark shadows on the features, making the face appear drawn and expressions gloomy, even when you’re in a good mood. Botox® Cosmetic can help smooth those creases and lines, giving your features a more youthful glow and a brighter complexion by relaxing the underlying muscles of the face, releasing their tight grip on your aging skin. Botox® Cosmetic has been safely used by millions of people, and it is one of the most popular wrinkle treatments in America and the world.

Here at Goodskin Dermatology, we have been performing the procedure effectively for more than 14 years.

Botox® Cosmetic is injected into the target area facial muscles to loosen their pull on the skin. The product utilizes a small amount of Botulinum toxin to block the nerve impulses that stimulate muscle contraction. This intentionally weakens the facial muscles just enough to allow the skin to relax, while – unlike popular sitcoms portray – still allowing for normal function and expression.

The Botox® procedure can treat dynamic wrinkles effectively because they are attached to muscle contraction and facial movement. As the aging process continues, these untreated lines and folds slowly become a part of your resting facial structure, regardless of expression and contraction. Once this happens, the muscle-weakening effect of Botox® will be just about useless to smooth out those residual wrinkles, and you will find far better results choosing a DERMAL OR VOLUME FILLER INJECTION.

It is important to note that Botox® Cosmetic is most successful when used early on in the aging process.

Treatable Areas

The most common Botox® treatment area is glabellar frown lines, which are the deep lines that form between the eyebrows. Also treatable are crow’s feet and deep forehead creases, which Botox® softens to give the face a more relaxed expression and wider eyes. The procedure can also effectively treat “bunny lines” on the nose, flared nostrils, lipstick lines, and drooping corners of the mouth to provide a lift to the smile and an overall healthier glow.Botox® Cosmetic is also FDA approved to treat excessive sweating, called hyperhidrosis, and migraine headaches. There are also many “off label” uses of the product, including the treatment of neck wrinkles and enlarged facial muscles.

The procedure is very minimal and the majority of patients experience little to no side effects. Possible side effects include a temporary flu-like reaction, a headache, or a temporary eyelid or eyebrow droop. To help prevent light bruising around the injection site, it is best to avoid taking aspirin, vitamin E, or other blood thinning products before your procedure.

In doses much larger than those used to treat dynamic wrinkles, the Botox® toxin can be absorbed into the bloodstream and weaken muscles elsewhere in the body. It has in fact been used in such doses to combat muscle spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. Although it is extremely unlikely, contact your doctor right away if you experience any unexpected loss of strength or bladder control, or difficulty breathing, swallowing, seeing, or speaking clearly after your Botox® treatment.

Results

After your Botox® procedure, the product should begin to take effect within one week. After initial treatment, subsequent treatments are usually required every three months in order to provide lasting results. Eventually, time between treatments can increase to up to six months.

You could be just days away from smoother, more youthful skin with a Botox® Cosmetic treatment at Goodskin Dermatology.