One of the most effective means to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles is to deaden the nerves that cause muscles to contract.
The muscles of the face contort the skin, and when wrinkles occur near the eyes, mouth, or on the forehead, they become much more visible when the skin is pulled taut or greatly relaxed.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a proven technique that uses a special formula to block nerve impulses sent by the brain to the facial muscles. This results in smoother skin without the need to undergo facial resurfacing or chemical peels.
What Makes BOTOX Cosmetic Different
Most skin resurfacing techniques use abrasive pads or wands, chemical applications, or filler injections. These procedures often require downtime for the patient, and the treatment must be repeated on a regular basis.
BOTOX® uses a special fluid that blocks nerve signals. The treatment does not involve any sort of invasive surgery or require the use of anesthetics.
This is important to our clients who desire a fast, inpatient procedure that allows them to get on with their busy schedule.
The Treatment Procedure
We schedule a consultation with our patients and map out the areas of the face where fine line wrinkles, crow’s feet, and folds are most apparent.
We then select several injection sites. If necessary, we may apply a topical numbing agent.
The BOTOX® formula is injected just below the skin layers. It moves around a bit over the next several days, meaning that only a small number of injections are necessary. The entire treatment can be completed in less than 30 minutes.
After the Treatment
The numbing effect begins immediately but takes about three days to completely block nerve signals from the brain.
After about three days, the muscles that contract when smiling or frowning become completely relaxed.
The BOTOX® agent is eventually flushed from the body, but the relaxation of facial muscles continues for up to six months. This is a major advantage of BOTOX® because a series of treatments over a period of several months is not necessary.
The muscles become trained to stay relaxed, so the second treatment – about six or seven months later – involves less injections.
Learn More About BOTOX Cosmetic
To find out more about how BOTOX® can reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and smile lines, contact Ciao Bella today to schedule a consultation. We will explain the entire procedure and give realistic results estimates. BOTOX® Cosmetic may be just the treatment method you’ve been looking for.