BOTOX® is the trade name for an FDA approved injectable agent that has been used cosmetic dermatology. It is widely accepted as one of the most popular of treatments for the management of lines and wrinkles, that are caused by the facial muscles that contract during facial expressions such as smiling, frowning, and squinting. Botox is extremely effective for treating deep creases found between the eyebrows, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet. A common misconception is that these dynamic wrinkles are caused because we frown or scowl too much. The truth is that any facial expressions, whether happy or sad, will leave lines etched into our skin. Botox works by affecting the muscles of facial expression and not only lessen the appearance of wrinkles immediately. It also helps to prevent them from becoming more deeply etched into your face.
BOTOX® is one of the brand names for a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a nonsurgical injectable fillers, that is most safely administered under the supervision of a dermatologist. Treatment can temporarily reduce moderate to severe facial expression lines in people from 18 to 65 years of age. Botox is effective for use on many areas of the face, including around the eyes, smoker lines on the upper lip, under the nose, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead.
What to expect after Botox® treatment
Your dermatologist will tell you what to expect and how to get the best results after your Fillers or Botox treatment. For example, you should avoid lying flat or massaging the treatment area for at least a few hours. This will prevent the Botox from moving out of the injection area, and from relaxing muscles that your clinician did not intend to relax. After this initial period, you may resume regular activities.
It may take anywhere from 1-2 weeks for your treatment to take effect. Some muscles may respond faster than others, and it is important to wait at least two weeks before you get a Botox adjustment. If you are like most patients, you will love the results. Botox treatment will soften lines on your face, giving you a more youthful appearance.
Ballantyne area treatments for aging skin
If you are finding it difficult to live with your aging skin, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte provides high quality and innovative treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon and Dr. Haught are board certified dermatologists whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns. Shawne Caputo, PA-C is considered an artist when it comes to facial rejuvenation. She has extensive expertise using Botox®, Xeomin, Juvederm and Sculptra to minimize lines, wrinkles and correct volume loss.
Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte also offers medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. They provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion, and more. They provide treatment for both adult and pediatric patients. Call their office today for a skin care evaluation and analysis of your aging skin.