Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face can be accomplished in several different ways, but most of these procedures involve invasive techniques or abrasive skin resurfacing. BOTOX® is a non-surgical alternative. Instead of treating the skin directly, BOTOX® injections work to relax certain facial muscles. When the muscles cannot fully contract, the skin surface stays smooth, and dynamic wrinkles and smile lines are far less visible. We highly recommend this type of cosmetic skin smoothing treatment for our clients who bring us their concerns about age-related wrinkles on their face.
Why is BOTOX® So Popular?
BOTOX® treatments are very simple to administer. In fact, a treatment session takes only minutes to complete. And there is no downtime after treatment. Properly performed, BOTOX® injections can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for months before a repeat treatment is necessary.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
BOTOX® is the brand name for a fluid solution containing a purified protein solution. When injected into certain muscles of the face, the neurotransmitters don’t signal the muscles to contract. The individual can still perform normal facial expressions such as smiling and frowning, but the skin remains smooth because the muscles don’t pull and contract, meaning that the skin surface doesn’t relax and show wrinkling.
How is the Procedure Performed?
We first consult with the client and watch closely as certain facial expressions are made. This lets us know exactly where the suitable injection sites are, and it also helps us determine the amount of BOTOX® fluid to use.
During the actual treatment session, the solution is skillfully injected into preselected areas. After the treatment, clients can simply return to most all of their everyday activities. This is an extremely convenient treatment for people with busy schedules and lifestyles.
A Simple Alternative to Surgery
Many individuals simply aren’t ready to undergo a facelift or brow lift surgery. They may feel that their wrinkling problem isn’t serious enough to consider something so invasive. This is why BOTOX® is the preferred treatment for small, dynamic wrinkling on the face. The treatment can be repeated multiple times per year without side effects.
If you think your face belies your age in a way that disturbs you, you aren’t alone. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution available at Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre. BOTOX® can take years off your appearance without the need for surgery or skin resurfacing. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Delta or Burnaby!