As a person ages, their skin develops a number of fine lines and wrinkles. These wrinkles come about as a result of several factors, one of which is the overuse of facial muscles. We use our facial muscles in the same ways constantly, performing the same facial movements and expressions over and over again.
After years of chewing, smiling, and laughing, our muscles become stiff and set in the positions we put them in so often. It becomes harder for them to return to normal. When the muscles are in these contracted positions, the overlying skin bunches up, creating wrinkles and age lines.
Wrinkles are inevitable. But with the help of Botox, they can be smoothed away. Botox is one of the most effective non-surgical treatments to remove wrinkles that are “dynamic,” or not fully set.
The Science Behind the Treatment
Botox is an injectable product that temporarily minimizes or eliminates wrinkles by relaxing contracted facial muscles. Botox consists of a highly diluted form of botulinum toxin in safe concentrations approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
The Botox injections inhibit the release of acetylcholine, which in turn prevents the contraction of muscle cells. As a result, abnormal muscle contraction is reduced, which will make muscles less stiff and will reduce wrinkles.
The Benefits of Botox
With Botox, we can treat a number of fine lines and facial wrinkles. Vertical lines between the brows, crow’s feet, horizontal forehead lines, chin wrinkles, and vertical neck bands can all be reduced in appearance with the help of this effective treatment.
Botox is also incredibly quick and efficient. The injections only take around 15 minutes to perform, and no downtime will be needed. Because of this, patients can come in for a Botox treatment during their lunch break and then go right back to work with no issue.
Other Benefits of Botox
• Treats drooping eyebrows: Brow ptosis, or drooping brows, can cause one to look unhappy or tired permanently. Botox will keep the eyebrows lifted by relaxing the underlying brow muscles.
• Addresses hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a condition that causes a patient to sweat excessively and without reason, even when the body is in resting state and the ambient temperature is cool. Botox prevents excessive sweating by acting as a barrier between the sweat glands and the brain. In this way, it prevents the brain’s faulty commands from reaching the muscles.
• Reduces the effects of migraine: Even though Botox will not cure a migraine, it will help in managing the pain and symptoms. Botox will reduce the major effects of migraines, such as pain, nausea, and hypersensitivity to light.
Along with treating or mitigating the abovementioned medical conditions, Botox is also recommended for its speed, efficacy, and low cost.
Make an Appointment to Find Out More About Botox
Reduce those embarrassing wrinkles today – contact our office for a consultation. Dr. Burke Chegar is double-board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology and will be happy to help you lose those fine lines.