Everyone wants to look their best. This includes first impressions based on how youthful our skin appears. As we age and mature, our facial skin begins to suffer as a result of the effects of gravity, repeated facial movements, environmental pollutants, sun damage and the loss of moisture. The end result is wrinkles, smile lines and crow’s feet.
Surgical procedures can correct these flaws, but many individuals are wary of any treatment that involves going under the knife. At Perfect Skin Laser Center, we understand this because our clients tell us about it all the time. We often suggest BOTOX® as an effective alternative to surgical procedures. This injectable smooths out facial lines and can make you look years younger.
The BOTOX® Difference
BOTOX® is an injectable fluid that affects nerve endings so that they don’t receive messages from the brain. The brain controls our muscle movements, and dynamic wrinkles become much more noticeable when the skin is relaxed or stretched.
When we make certain facial expressions, the muscles pull the skin in one direction or another. This causes fine lines and creases to appear near the corners of the mouth, near the eyes and on the forehead. BOTOX® injections allow the muscles to stay relaxed so that the smile lines, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet don’t appear.
How BOTOX® is Administered
We first consult with our client and watch what happens when he or she makes certain facial expressions. This allows us to mark the appropriate injection sites as well as determine the appropriate dosage.
During a typical procedure, the BOTOX® solution is skillfully injected into the preselected areas. We can apply a topical anesthetic to ensure patient comfort during treatment. The treatment session generally takes only about 20 minutes or so.
The full effect of BOTOX® injections takes two or three days. The client can still smile or frown, but the muscles stay relaxed, and the facial skin stays smooth because dynamic wrinkling no longer occurs.
Subsequent treatments can be scheduled about six to nine months apart. The muscles actually become trained to stay relaxed, so further treatments use less and less of the fluid.
Contact Us Today
If you want to look years younger without the need for facial surgery, consider BOTOX® treatments at Perfect Skin Laser Center. You can learn more about how this injectable can benefit you during your own personal consultation at our office in Tempe or Scottsdale. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.