BOTOX® is a purified protein solution that’s currently making waves throughout the medical community. It’s one of the top cosmetic procedures for minimizing the early signs of aging. If you suffer from frown lines, crow’s feet or wrinkles around the mouth, this FDA-approved solution could be exactly what you need. This simple treatment can safely and effectively limit the appearance of certain types of fine lines and wrinkles across the visage.
Why BOTOX® is So Popular
There are countless advantages that BOTOX® has over other treatments for eliminating or minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. To start, these injections typically take only minutes to complete. There’s also virtually no downtime involved. As soon as these anti-aging treatments are finished, patients can instantly return to most all of their normal schedules.
How BOTOX® Works
This amazing product minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by blocking the nerve signals to the muscles that cause them. Whenever people frown, laugh, smile or make other facial expressions, the expressive muscles are engaged. Unfortunately, these muscles can start to retain a lot of tension over time. It is this tension that manifests at the surface of the skin in the form of visible lines. Once BOTOX® has relaxed the expressive muscles, the related tension will abate and the visage will regain a smooth and youthful appearance.
These injections are a temporary solution to moderate facial wrinkling. After about four months or so, full nerve functionality may be restored and the procedure will likely need to be repeated. The good news is that the injections can be safely performed at our office multiple times per year for ongoing benefits.
Using BOTOX® as Part of a Multi-Dimensional Treatment Plan
Wrinkles caused by tension within the expressive muscles are called dynamic wrinkles. These are wrinkles that are easiest to see when the face is in motion. Dynamic wrinkles are among the earliest and most moderate signs of facial aging. As people grow older and the structural integrity of the skin begins to break down, static wrinkles can result from the related volume loss. This more advanced form of facial wrinkling is not responsive to BOTOX®. It can, however, be minimized through the use of injectable fillers like Juvederm®. BOTOX® and Juvederm® have been safely paired countless times before as part of individualized and multi-dimensional anti-aging plans. Thus, whether you’re hoping to address early or advanced signs of aging across the visage, BOTOX® may be used as a standalone agent or paired with other, equally non-surgical treatments to help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
Talk to our specialist at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery to learn more about how BOTOX® can work for you. Dr. Rios and his team are happy to serve clients in the Rio Grande Valley/RGV and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Edinburg!