For an individual who has never used any kind of cosmetic injectable treatment, they may be a little bit hesitant when visiting our office for the first time in order to enhance their appearance through BOTOX®. This is an extremely popular cosmetic treatment for multiple reasons.
First, it really works; if you have ever known someone who has had BOTOX® treatments or if you have seen before and after pictures, you know that this treatment can definitely refresh someone’s appearance and make them look younger. Secondly, because it is a safe procedure, most individuals qualify as candidates for BOTOX®, and they have very few negative side effects.
Something that not everyone realizes is that BOTOX® is designed in order to treat dynamic wrinkles. One of the areas where it is most effective is at the outer corners of the eyes. When a person smiles or squints, they get crow’s feet. As a person gets older, these crow’s feet become more prominent and their skin may even stay wrinkled when they are no longer smiling or squinting. When BOTOX® is injected into the muscles at the outer corners of the eyes, the wrinkles begins to smooth out and the crow’s feet are eliminated.
Of course, this injectable can be used in other facial muscles. It can be used to help you get rid of that deep crease that appears between your brow and causes other people to ask you why you are feeling upset or grumpy. It can be used to smooth out the wrinkles in your forehead. It is also extremely effective when it is used in the muscles that surround your mouth. For example, it can help individuals who have wrinkles that appear around their lips when they pucker their mouth. These are sometimes referred to as smoker’s creases. However, even individuals who have never smoked a cigarette in their entire life can get these wrinkles around their mouth.
The great thing about BOTOX® is that it begins to work relatively quick after it is injected. Most individuals begin to see results after five to seven days of getting the treatment. Of course, they will still be able to make normal facial expressions, but the muscles that cause deep wrinkles will be relaxed. The results of BOTOX® usually last for about three months for most of our patients.
The vast majority of individuals love the results they see from BOTOX®. It is a safe and effective injectable that can be used to help eliminate crow’s feet and a wide variety of other dynamic wrinkles that are causing you to look older. Getting this treatment is a great way for you to refresh your appearance and increase your self-confidence.
If you are interested in looking younger and think BOTOX® might be the right treatment for you, reach out to us at Grossman Dermatology, with offices in Santa Monica and New York City. We will be happy to help you look and feel your best! Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.