BOTOX® is one of the most popular facial skin treatments because of the simplicity of the procedure. Unlike skin ablation, chemical peels, and abrasive resurfacing, this procedure doesn’t treat the skin directly. Instead, it smooths out facial wrinkles and small folds by keeping the skin surface taut. Dynamic wrinkles are created when thinning, poorly supported skin is relaxed or folded through muscle contraction. These facial muscles are what allow us to express ourselves through smiling and frowning.
Unfortunately, when mature adults smile and frown, something else happens that makes them very upset. The resulting appearance of dynamic wrinkles makes them look older than they really are. BOTOX® injections can reduce the appearance of these annoying lines and wrinkles.
Why Consider BOTOX®?
A facelift can smooth out wrinkles as well, but it’s a rather aggressive procedure that just doesn’t appeal to many individuals. On the other hand, BOTOX® is non-surgical, requiring no downtime. When we recommend BOTOX® to our clients who come to us with concerns about dynamic wrinkles on the face, we assure them that this treatment is the simplest they will ever experience.
The Science Behind BOTOX®
BOTOX® is a brand name for a special solution containing a purified protein solution. When skillfully injected into certain facial muscles, the resulting relaxing of nerve transmissions means that the muscles cannot contract fully. Smiling, frowning, and other facial expressions are still possible, but the skin on the face remains smooth.
A Simple, Cosmetic Treatment
We’ll ask that you consult with us before deciding to have BOTOX® injections. We want to be able to control the amount of fluid we inject, and we want to know exactly how thick the facial muscles are and where the wrinkling is occurring. After examining the face and asking you to make some frowning and smiling expressions, we’ll know just where to inject the fluid.
Get Smoother Skin Without Surgery
BOTOX® is the perfect alternative to skin surgery or skin abrasion. Without even treating the skin directly, you can enjoy great results from a single treatment. Schedule an appointment with us at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to learn more about how BOTOX® can take years off your appearance. We have locations in Santa Rosa, Indianapolis, Beverly Hills, and Newport Beach. Contact us today to book a consultation and get started!