Although BOTOX was originally developed as a muscle-relaxing agent to treat spasms, it has found its popularity with those who seek a non-surgical means to eliminate dynamic wrinkles. Once we’re in our mature adult years, it becomes much more difficult to hide those annoying crow’s feet and marionette lines. These lines form when we squint, pout, smile, or frown. The dynamics of muscle contractions contort the skin, and the skin shows wrinkling. Suddenly we look old and tired. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven Dayan today!
BOTOX® can help with this problem. The treatment doesn’t target the skin but rather the muscles that lie beneath. These muscles can be partially paralyzed through the injection of BOTOX fluid. For months afterward, the individual that received the treatment can smile with confidence and enjoy a more youthful appearance.
Candidates for BOTOX® Injections
The dynamic wrinkling is caused by skin that is showing age-related effects. The skin on the face often becomes thinner, especially near the corners of the mouth and eyes. The skin doesn’t retain moisture as efficiently as it once did, and a decrease in the amount of collagen present makes things even worse.
Many of our clients are considering skin ablation in the future, but they aren’t ready for such an aggressive treatment just yet. In the meantime, they find the solution they have sought with BOTOX injections. These treatments can smooth away the smile lines, crow’s feet, and even horizontal banding on the forehead and elsewhere.
Consultation and Treatment
We have to examine a new patient’s face before we can agree to perform BOTOX treatments. We want to see how much the facial muscles contract when a series of expressions are produced. This allows us to mark the precise injection sites.
The injection procedure takes minutes to perform. The nerve impulses to the muscles are reduced, so no matter how much the brain tells the muscles to contract, they can no longer fully do so. The sensory nerves, also close to the skin surface, aren’t significantly affected, so it is unlikely to experience any numbness.
The full effect of the injection procedure isn’t realized for about three days. After that period of time, the client will find that squinting or frowning doesn’t pull the skin as much as before, and the dynamic wrinkles are all but invisible.
The Benefits of BOTOX Treatments
This is a very simple treatment procedure that is suitable for all skin textures and tones. There’s no risk of skin damage, and no chemicals are used to remove skin layers. Unlike abrasive resurfacing, BOTOX cannot cause unwanted discoloration or scarring.
Get Smoother Skin and Feel Younger
This is the idea behind BOTOX. It’s an easy procedure that can take years off your appearance. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Steven Dayan at our office conveniently located in Chicago.