Wrinkles and fine lines are visual signs of aging skin. The skin on the face is quite thin, and when underlying tissues do not produce enough collagen or if the structural fibers are no long supportive, the skin becomes less elastic and supple.
When we frown or smile, the appearance of crow’s feet around the eyes or wrinkles near the mouth become much more apparent. BOTOX® is an inpatient, non-surgical procedure that can minimize the appearance of wrinkling, and the effects are long-lasting.
How BOTOX® Works
BOTOX® is an agent that relaxes the muscles when injected beneath the skin.
The muscles of the face cannot contract normally. The wrinkles that appear near the eyes and mouth are much less visible. The muscles themselves are not harmed in any way and continue to produce healthy tissue cells.
Are You a Candidate for BOTOX® Treatment?
If you are a mature adult who is noticing thinning skin and subsequent wrinkling around the eyes or mouth, you may be a candidate for BOTOX® treatment. Because the skin is very thin in these areas, other treatment procedures may not work, leaving BOTOX® as an effective option.
How the Procedure is Done
We schedule a consultation with our client and take a close look at where the wrinkles are most apparent. The procedure itself lasts no more than 30 minutes.
We pinpoint several injection sites where the injectable fluid will target the correct nerve endings. The fluid is injected using an ultra-thin needle.
Our clients do not need to be sedated before the injection procedure, however. They feel a brief sting when the needle is injected.
Some numbness is experienced, but this soon disappears. Although the fluid eventually gets flushed along with other body waste, the results of the treatment are noticeable for up to six months.
Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment
Other than some minor bruising or reddening at the injection sites, there are no visual side effects of BOTOX® treatment. Because no surgery is performed, there are no lasting scars.
Our clients can resume their normal activities immediately, and the smooth-appearing skin is visibly noticeable the same day.
Find Out More
To learn more about BOTOX® and how it can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, contact South Lake OB/GYN today to schedule a consultation. We highly recommend this type of procedure for adult men and women who suffer from smile or frown line wrinkles caused by thinning skin.
BOTOX® is approved by the FDA and is safe for all healthy adults. Get started today.