Getting older leads to certain well-known structural changes in the skin, which are particularly noticeable on the face. The gradual breakdown of collagen leads to a loss of elasticity and subsequent skin looseness that can cause you to look older than your actual age. Wrinkles found on the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet are also prominent indications of aging for many people. Fortunately, a simple treatment called BOTOX® can help to reduce or eliminate these unwelcome reminders of the aging process.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is an injectable liquid that we can use to treat frown lines, horizontal forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet. The treatment helps these types of lines become less deep by temporarily relaxing muscles found under the surface of the skin.
This treatment has been used for many thousands of patients both cosmetically and medically for many years. The product itself is created using a safe type of purified protein. It has a long history of safe use and has been purified under the strictest of controlled conditions by a company with a two-decade long history of product safety.
How Does It Work?
We inject the BOTOX® product into the skin to temporarily relax the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles. After injection, the product does not travel anywhere else within your body. It stays localized where it is needed to relax muscles causing some forms of wrinkles.
How Long Before I Notice Results?
Some patients notice initial results within just days, but it could take up to a week to achieve maximal results. It really depends on the unique case.
How Long Will the Results Last?
Patients normally find that their results last for multiple months. Patients typically have more visits during their first year of treatment and then less annually following that. This is because once your muscles have been temporarily relaxed for some time, less is typically needed to maintain the effect. However, every patient is different, and there is no way to know precisely how each individual will respond to the treatment.
Would I Make a Good Candidate?
If your skin is in reasonably good health, and you desire treatment for dynamic wrinkles like forehead lines and crow’s feet, schedule your initial consultation at the office of Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD to find out for sure. We have locations in Redlands and Sun City. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started!