Simpler isn’t always better, but there’s one case where it really is. For the smoothing away of troublesome crow’s feet and marionette lines on the face and forehead, the treatment to remember is BOTOX® injections. This injectable fluid treatment relaxes upper-level facial muscles and keeps the skin smooth in areas where expression lines would otherwise form.
This isn’t your usual skin treatment because the skin itself isn’t being ablated, repositioned, or subjected to needling, light energy, or abrasive resurfacing. The simple BOTOX® treatment may be the perfect alternative you’ve been seeking. It’s not a permanent treatment, but it works as an effective stop-gap to hide those ugly dynamic wrinkles.
The Secret Ingredient
Crow’s feet are caused by muscle contractions pinching or creasing the skin. As you entered into your adult years, your skin began to suffer from age-related loss of moisture retention. Also, important proteins such as collagen began to decrease in concentration as well. The result of this is more prominent wrinkling because the skin is no longer as supple and taut.
BOTOX® injections are an injectable fluid that contain a purified protein solution. This solution, produced in nature by bacteria and cultured in laboratories, acts as an effective nerve signal blocker. It was originally used to treat muscle spasms, but now it is more popularly known as a facial skin smoothing agent.
When injected directly into the muscles that lie just beneath the skin, the solution blocks nerve signal transmission. The muscles don’t fully contract once the solution is injected. This keeps the crow’s feet from forming when you smile, frown, or narrow your eyes.
Simple 10-Minute Treatment
We have to perform an examination of your facial skin during the consultation. This takes only minutes and involves you performing a series of facial expressions. We’ll mark the suitable injection sites and determine the proper fluid dosage. After treatment, you can go right back to your normal activities after your BOTOX® injections. It takes about three days for the effect to become noticeable because the toxin spreads slowly throughout the muscle tissue.
For the next three or four months, you can smile and make other facial expressions with confidence because the skin stays smooth no matter how much your purse your lips or widen your eyes. Your face won’t feel numb because the nerves that allow sensing of the skin aren’t affected by the solution. Repeat BOTOX® injections are just as simple to perform.
Smile with Confidence
You don’t want to look older than you really are. It’s time to tackle those annoying crow’s feet and marionette lines. Visit My Choice Spa & Wellness Lounge in DeSoto, TX to learn more about the benefits of BOTOX® injections. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!