We are living longer than our ancestors did. Even though our bodies may feel more energetic as we get older, they will begin to show signs of aging at some point. Skin Wellness Dermatology of Alabama has solutions for men and women that let you be in control of your aging process when it comes to your skin.
One of the most common ways to help your skin look as vibrant as you feel is with targeted botulinum injections. Botulinum toxin is known more commonly as Botox®. Xeomin and Dysport are other brands of the same product.
What Issues Can Botox Treatment help with?
These FDA–approved anti-aging treatments are ideal for the treatment of:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines on the forehead
- Furrows between the brows
- Platysmal bands on the neck
Botox, How Does it Work?
There are 43 muscles at work on the face, allowing us to chew, smile, speak, laugh, frown, and communicate every emotion. As these muscles are consistently worked, they become toned beneath the skin, and wrinkles form above them. Lines and wrinkles on the face may make you appear older, tired, and even angry when you are not. By applying Botulinum to the tensed muscles in order to relax them, we can smooth the skin safely and effectively, for a calmer, more youthful appearance.
This form of treatment addresses one part of the problem of facial wrinkles, the muscles beneath the skin. In many cases, relaxing the muscles is sufficient for optimal results. For wrinkles that are deeper, more resistant, or in certain locations, our medical professionals may recommend complementing this treatment with a suitable dermal filler for a non-invasive face-lifting effect.
What Are the Effects of Botox® Injections?
The effects of Botox®, Xeomin and Dysport can last up to eight months and can be repeated as often as necessary to maintain the improved appearance. Through the years, research has shown that these products can be used for other purposes such as treatment of excessive sweating, prevention of migraines, relaxation of twitching eyes, and in patients with spastic muscles.
What’s the Recovery Time?
Botox treatment as well as Xeomin, and Dysport treatments can typically be done in less than 20 minutes, and there is virtually no downtime. Patients may expect to be slightly red in the treated areas for an hour or two after the injections. Though it’s rare, slight bruising may occasionally occur. This effect is easily treated with ice packs. Most patients are able to return to work or other activities with no one able to tell that the procedure has been done. While the immediate appearance is not altered, neither is the desired effect immediately evident. It takes approximately seven to 14 days for the medication to become completely active.
Why Choose the Skin Wellness Dermatology?
Treating the skin for wrinkles is easier than ever. We are able to accomplish astonishing results with just a few injections. This is possible not only because of the quality of substances administered but also because of the skillful application of each injection. Dr. Corey Hartman and Dr. Rayna Dyck are Board Certified dermatologists with years of specific training and experience in treating the skin to perfection. Browse our website to learn more about services we offer. We also post news and articles where can learn more about different procedures.
When you receive cosmetic treatment at Skin Wellness Dermatology, you benefit from a high standard of care that improves your skin and your confidence along with it. Make an appointment, or contact us today for your consultation.