Some of our clients ask us about whether BOTOX® is safe for use. BOTOX® is not like dermal fillers because it doesn’t cause an accumulation of moisture to occur beneath the skin. Instead, its wrinkle-smoothing effect is caused by a relaxation of facial muscles. This makes it an effective cosmetic treatment regardless of the skin type or skin tone. When properly diluted, BOTOX® is completely safe and harmless to humans. If you are suffering from the appearance of facial wrinkles and desire smoother, more firm-appearing skin, you may be an ideal candidate for these injections.
Who Benefits the Most?
Wrinkles often occur around the eyes and mouth because the skin in these locations is rather thin to begin with. As we age, our body produces less collagen. The skin becomes more brittle as well, primarily due to environmental factors and less moisture retention in the skin layers.
Those who have fine lines or creases near the corner of the mouth, on the forehead or around the edges of the eyes become concerned because these frown lines and crow’s feet become more apparent when we make certain facial expressions. BOTOX® can virtually erase these wrinkles because the injections relax the muscles, preventing them from contracting fully.
Unless you have a serious medical condition that is causing the wrinkles and skin folds, BOTOX® may be the perfect non-surgical treatment for you. However, it’s important to remember that this treatment doesn’t even out the skin tone, nor does it treat small discolored regions on the facial skin.
How BOTOX® Is Administered
The fluid is a powerful protein solution containing mostly water. Dissolved in the water is the BOTOX® solution. At About Face Medical Aesthetics, we first consult with the client and look at the face closely when certain expressions are made, such as smiling or frowning. We mark the appropriate injection sites and then inject the solution in a way that will not produce scars. The nerves that receive signals from the brain are relaxed over the next two days. The muscles that contort the face will no longer contract. The effect lasts about six months, long after the solution has been flushed from the body.
Retraining The Facial Muscles
One of the great benefits of BOTOX® is that although the process is repeatable at regular intervals, successive treatments use less and less of the injectable fluid. The muscles become trained to stay relaxed. Also, there is no downtime following the procedure. Aside from a bit of swelling and a numbing sensation on the face, both of which disappear after a few hours, there are no side effects.
Learn More Today
To get all the facts about BOTOX®, visit About Face Medical Aesthetics in Stratham. BOTOX® is a simple alternative to harsh skin abrasion techniques and skin ablation procedures. We can help you determine if you are an ideal candidate for BOTOX®. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.