Many individuals quite rightly assume that simple skin treatments are generally less effective than complex ones. There is, however, one major exception. BOTOX® injections target dynamic wrinkles, and even though the skin itself isn’t even being treated, dramatic results follow. This is because BOTOX® injections relax upper-level facial muscles. These are the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles to appear whenever you smile or frown.
You can enjoy a more youthful countenance without the need for skin repositioning, chemical peels, or abrasive resurfacing. In less than 20 minutes, we complete a customized injection treatment that will result in less visible smile lines and crow’s feet, and there’s no downtime after treatment.
The Secret Ingredient
BOTOX® injections are made from a purified protein solution. When injected into certain muscles, these muscles will relax, which allows the skin overtop to relax as well. This doesn’t mean that your entire face will go numb. You’ll still be able to smile, purse your lips, widen your eyes, and frown. Only certain muscles tissues in targeted areas are affected by the injections.
Performing BOTOX® Injections
We want to examine your facial features during a consultation. We have to design a treatment that’s specific for your unique facial muscle configuration. We even take into account the shape of your facial bones as well as the position of your eyebrows and the shape of your lips.
After we watch you make some smiling and frowning expressions, we’ll know just how much of the fluid to use and where to inject it. We are very careful about the dosage and injection sites because we want to target only specific muscle tissue.
The positive results of this treatment last for up to four months. During this period of time, the affected muscles are becoming used to being in a relaxed state, so subsequent treatments require less of the BOTOX® fluid.
Advantages Over Other Treatments
Some individuals have very sensitive skin, and they cannot benefit from resurfacing or other forms of abrasion. Chemical peels can have negative side effects, and they aren’t suitable for all skin tones. Facial skin repositioning is a complicated procedure, and it’s difficult to predict the exact outcome, particularly if the individual is over the age of 50. On the other hand, BOTOX® is suitable for all skin types because the treatment isn’t affecting the skin itself, only the muscles that lie beneath.
Learn more about BOTOX® treatments at One Medical Spa & Salon and how effective they are in improving the skin surface texture. You can indeed smooth away marionette lines and crow’s feet without the need for any sort of aggressive skin rejuvenation procedure. Visit us in Chula Vista, CA to have your questions answered. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!