Many of the wrinkles and fine lines that appear on our facial skin are non-set, meaning that they aren’t the result of long-term folding of the dermal layers. These dynamic wrinkles become noticeable when the facial or forehead skin is stretched or compressed. This happens when we narrow our eyes, purse our lips, or make a frowning face, among other expressions. The skin is no longer full of collagen, and the amount of moisture in the dermal layers has decreased. What’s the ideal treatment for this? The answer is BOTOX®.
This is an injectable fluid that smooths away these fine lines and wrinkles without actually treating the skin directly. The important ingredient in BOTOX®, in a diluted form, is harmless to humans but can effectively reduce visible wrinkling by keeping the skin smooth.
How Does It Work?
The treatment was originally developed to help those who suffer from prolonged muscle spasms. As a skin-smoothing treatment, BOTOX® reduces the degree to which the upper-level facial muscles contract. When the muscles remain in a relaxed state, the facial and forehead skin isn’t pinched or pulled, and the dynamic wrinkles don’t appear.
We always ask our clients to consult with us when they bring us their concerns about age-related skin wrinkling. We can quickly determine whether BOTOX® is a viable solution to the problem after we examine the facial features and watch as the client makes various expressions.
This examination allows us to determine the suitable injection sites and the fluid dosage. It’s the upper-level muscles just beneath the skin surface that we’re interested in injecting. BOTOX® is injected only in the upper-level muscles, so it’s important that we notice their strength and size before choosing the injection sites.
A Simple Cosmetic Treatment
We inject the BOTOX® fluid using specialized techniques. After a few days or so, the nerve signals from the brain are almost completely blocked due to the interaction between muscles and the product. The face won’t feel numb because the nerves that allow us to feel our skin aren’t affected. However, the client soon notices a visible reduction in the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles.
As you can see, this is a very simple procedure, and it’s far less risky than other treatments. A more youthful countenance could be yours with a simple BOTOX® treatment right here at Elite Vein & Hair Restoration, located in Canton and Dearborn. Contact us today to book a consultation and get started!