Even if you perform daily skin care, visual signs of aging eventually become evident. Most prominent are the smile lines and crow’s feet that appear when you form various facial expressions. Every expression you make increases the wrinkling of your skin, which in turn can make you look older and more tired than you are. These are called dynamic wrinkles because they form when the skin creases. Here in Springfield, MO, BOTOX is becoming the most popular form of skin treatment for fine lines and wrinkles.
What’s interesting is that BOTOX® isn’t actually a skin treatment at all. It’s a purified protein serum that acts as a muscle-relaxing agent. When applied via injection, it allows you to smile and frown without the wrinkle lines forming. The muscles that control your facial expressions stay relaxed after you receive the injections. The skin isn’t made to crease as it was prior to treatment, and this can take years off your appearance.
How Does the Process Work?
After settling into the targeted facial muscle tissue, BOTOX® begins to block nerve signals sent from the brain. This means that the muscles that control our ability to smile, frown, pout, or widen our eyes don’t contract fully. After you receive the BOTOX injections, you’ll still be able to make these facial expressions, but you won’t have a wrinkled appearance when you do so.
The treatment procedure is simple, but before anything we will sit down with you for a consultation and to examine your facial features. We look carefully at the areas where dynamic wrinkles occur when you smile or pout and indicate the suitable injection sites.
Soon after your treatment, you’ll find that smiling and frowning isn’t accompanied by the appearance of crow’s feet or other unwanted wrinkles. BOTOX® is even effective at reducing the appearance of thin horizontal banding on the forehead, and it can even smooth out some of the fine wrinkling that you may be experiencing on your upper neck skin.
Advantages Over Other Treatments
This is a cosmetic fix that yields results lasting anywhere from 3 to 6 months. Repeat injections are just as easy to perform, and you will need them to maintain optimal results over time. This treatment involves no abrasive resurfacing, no chemical peel procedure, and no majorly invasive approach. You can go about your regular activities immediately after treatment. It’s no wonder that this is becoming the most popular skin-smoothing, wrinkle reduction treatment available in Springfield, MO.
Get In Touch with Us to Find Out More
For more information on what BOTOX® can do for you, feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Bentley Skincare & Wellness! We’re located in the Springfield, MO area and will be happy to help you achieve your unique aesthetic goals. Contact us today to set up your consultation!