Minimize the appearance of wrinkles with Botox

BOTOX® treatments have become synonymous with cosmetic procedures. There are a lot of chemicals and serums that are routinely used in surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments. However, BOTOX® is so popular that it is one of the only treatment options that most people know by name.

What makes this treatment so popular is its unprecedented ability to remove the appearance of dynamic wrinkles without surgery. Really, before BOTOX® came on the scene, there weren’t a lot of options available for people who wanted to address their dynamic wrinkles but did not want to go under the knife.

BOTOX® was first used in medical procedures, namely to help patients experiencing migraine pain find relief from their headaches. Migraine sufferers would get a series of injections over the course of multiple months. While many individuals commented on how BOTOX® was relieving their pain, many also commented on how they had noticed an improvement in their appearance.

Dynamic wrinkles that were on their forehead, around their eyes, and in other places near the injection sites had disappeared. This led researchers to look into the cosmetic benefits of the injections. Now, a little more than a decade later, BOTOX® treatments have been administered millions of times around the world.

Basically, what the treatment does is relax the facial muscles that are responsible for forming dynamic wrinkles. Since these muscles are temporarily relaxed, they are not able to telegraph their movements all the way through to your skin. As a result, when you smile or frown, you are still able to express your emotions, but the unwanted dynamic wrinkles that previously accompanied your expressions are no longer there.

There are a lot of things that are attractive about BOTOX®. For example, the treatments are very easy to administer. All it takes is a few short injections in strategic areas to produce powerful results. BOTOX® does not require surgery of any sort, and it comes with little to no downtime. Most people are able to receive their injections, go home or go back to work, and carry on their everyday activities as if nothing had happened.

Another benefit is that the results are not permanent. The injections will have an effect for around four to six months. After that time, your face will start to return to its previous appearance. This makes it an ideal treatment for those who are wary about committing to a procedure that yields permanent results. If you like the way you look after the injections, you can simply come back for a touch-up treatment. If not, you can simply allow your face to return to the way it looked before you were treated.

Nearly anyone who is in good general health and wants to address their dynamic wrinkles would make a good candidate for BOTOX®. Adams Dermatology provides this treatment to qualified patients in the Columbia area. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more.

Author
Melanie Adams, MD, PA Melanie L. Adams, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist who has been in private, solo practice since September 2005. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Her areas of expertise include skin cancer, dermatology of ethnic skin, general dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology.

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