When we were children, our facial skin was quite smooth thanks to a large amount of collagen produced below the skin layers. As mature adults, we find that smiling or frowning causes the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. Our skin is now thinner, holds less moisture and is far less elastic because of the decrease in collagen production. If you are experiencing age-related wrinkles, especially those annoying smile lines and crow’s feet that appear when the facial muscles are contracted, you might want to consider BOTOX® treatments. BOTOX® is an effective way to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles because the treatment process affects the nerves that control facial muscle contraction.
The ideal candidate will be a mature adult who experiences small but distinct smile and frown lines near the corners of the mouth, around the perimeter of the eyes and in certain areas on the cheeks. Forehead folds, those horizontal lines that form when we frown, are also treatable with BOTOX®.
With this treatment, the facial muscles become more relaxed, meaning that when we perform facial expressions, the skin remains smooth. Small dynamic wrinkles no longer appear.
What to Expect
If you’re unsure about why wrinkles are forming on your face, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us. We will examine the facial skin, ask you to make certain facial expressions and determine whether you are a good candidate for BOTOX® treatments.
During a treatment session, the solution is skillfully injected into the preselected area(s). The solution moves around a bit and settles into the lower dermal layers. Nerves that aren’t associated with sending signals to the facial muscles remain unaffected by the solution.
In the days following the treatment session, the client will begin to notice that the facial muscles remain somewhat relaxed regardless of whether smiling or frowning is performed. The face won’t feel numb, but there will be a distinct reduction in dynamic wrinkles. The results are apparent for months.
Advantages of BOTOX® Treatments
Millions of people have enjoyed the results from these injections. This treatment involves no surgery and is suitable for all skin types. BOTOX® is a simple yet effective means to reduce the appearance of tiny dynamic wrinkles and smile lines.
Make an appointment at SeaMist MedSpa in South Kingstown to learn more about how you can benefit from BOTOX® injections. We will be happy to discuss all of your treatment options and give you realistic outcome expectations should you choose this treatment.