Dynamic facial expressions that are made every day can cause the face to show the signs of aging earlier than patients would like. At Seriously Skin in Cleveland, Ohio, we see many patients who struggle with their aging skin and want to find a non-invasive solution to slow the change and reduce the appearance of the aging that has already occurred. Patients dealing with fine lines and wrinkles caused by dynamic facial tension-such as the lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows-may benefit from Botox treatment.
Botox is a neuromodulator injectable made of botulinum toxin type A. This is a protein that can relax the muscles in which it is injected. This, in turn, keeps these facial expressions from causing lines and folds. Patients will notice a drastic improvement in the texture of their skin in the injection area and will enjoy the softening of these lines and wrinkles. In some cases, these imperfections can be eliminated.
With Botox, results are not seen immediately, as they are with hyaluronic dermal fillers. Instead, the patient will see results take effect after about a week, and they are maintained for several months. Depending on the patient, follow-up injections may be required between three to nine months after the initial treatment. This can help patients continue to enhance their appearance. Without reinjection, patients will experience the fine lines and wrinkles reappearing, as well as new ones as time passes. Aging cannot be stopped, but it can be slowed with injectables.
Patients will only benefit from this type of injections on the upper third of their face. This is because the muscles on the lower half do not cause the folds and wrinkles, and the relaxation of these muscles can greatly distort one’s natural facial features. This causes unnatural results and can affect the smile.
Seriously Skin offers a wide variety of injectables, including neuromodulators, collagen stimulators, and dermal fillers. If you are a Cleveland area patient who is considering a Botox, contact our team of professionals today to learn more about our line of cosmetic injectables and find out which is right for turning back the hands of time on your appearance!