Are you bothered by the development of forehead lines or frown lines? These types of wrinkles are known as dynamic wrinkles and are formed as a result of the contraction of facial muscles under the surface of your skin. BOTOX® is an extremely popular treatment for these types of facial wrinkles. You have probably heard of it, but may have some questions about what it is and exactly how it works.
What Is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a type of injectable anti-aging treatment consisting of a purified protein solution that works to temporarily relax facial muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles like those appearing on the forehead or between the eyebrows. The treatment also helps to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, squint lines, and lines appearing on the neck. Its medical applications include use as a treatment for migraine headaches.
BOTOX® has a long safety record of over two decades and has helped to treat thousands of patients both cosmetically and medically. This injectable product is created in a laboratory using a bacterium called “clostridium botulinum”. Safety is not a concern, as the product has been completely purified using only the strictest of controlled conditions.
Is BOTOX® Like Dermal Fillers?
Although both products have anti-aging applications, they work very differently. Fillers contain substances like hyaluronic acid to promote increased facial skin thickness as a way of reducing wrinkles, while BOTOX® temporarily relaxes facial muscles that create some types of wrinkles.
How Does It Work?
After injection into your facial muscles, BOTOX® stays where it is injected, rather than working systemically. Over the course of the following three to six months, it will gradually wear off. Although there are other similar products available, none of them have the proven track record of safety and effectiveness that BOTOX® does.
How Long Will the Treatment Last?
Patients normally find that their results last up to four months. After the product wears off, patients typically return three or four times during the first year of treatment. However, each patient is an individual, and your results may vary. We can discuss your personalized treatment plan with you at your consultation.
If you would like to learn more about this exciting anti-aging treatment available at Sarah Hamilton FACE, simply speak with the professionals at our office in Spokane, Liberty Lake, and Coeur d’Alene. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and begin the process of a more youthful you!