Botulinum toxin injections (BOTOX) is a treatment for anyone wanting to improve the fine lines and wrinkles. In the 1980s, ophthalmologists used it to treat spasms of the muscles that move the eye, uncontrollable blinking, or lazy eyes.
When blocking muscle contractions, physicians observed a softening of the patient’s wrinkles. In 2002, the FDA approved BOTOX COSMETIC AND DYSPORT for cosmetic purposes. Since then, BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport has become by far the most performed cosmetic procedure.
BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport weakens the muscle pull of these opposing groups. The injection balances the pull of your facial muscles and elevates the outer part of your brows. The object is not to remove motion from all your upper face muscles. The key to a balanced, attractive face is selecting a group of muscles to inject. BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport allow harmonious balance and relaxation to occur. Dr. Brent uses his artistic skills to produce this effect.
The advantages of treating your wrinkles with BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport are:
Injection of the lower face requires a precise technique. Any asymmetry may result in irregular asymmetry and speech impediments. Injection of the mid and lower face and neck, it is best reserved for experienced physicians. Doctors who are less familiar with the technique could leave you looking “frozen” or perpetually surprised. Dr. Brent is familiar with the procedure after successfully treating thousands of patients. Dr. Brent takes the time to talk to you before your procedure to find out what you want to achieve. Together you will determine the best way to correct the problem areas so you can be happy again with your younger-looking face.
Some of Dr. Brent’s patients seek the procedure to eliminate or reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Other patients experience muscle spasms in their eyelids or other areas of the face. By injecting BOTOX COSMETIC AND DYSPORT, it fills the space. Since there is no more hollow space, the muscles cannot spasm. Additionally, the wrinkles and fine lines tend to disappear because the injection pushes out on the skin.
Some of the uses for BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport are patients with:
The beauty of the treatment is that it is a simple, quick, non-surgical procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Brent will discuss all treatment possibilities. He will review with you “before and after” photographs. Not all wrinkles are appropriate for BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport. Dr. Brent individualizes each evaluation and treatment of every face.
Before deciding on a wrinkle treatment, it is essential to understand what causes them. Wrinkles (rhytids) are either static (persistent, permanent) or dynamic (expression related). Once Dr. Brent identifies the underlying cause, he will implant the appropriate treatment.
When you are young, your skin springs back to its original position when you finish making the facial expression (at rest). The older you get, the dynamic wrinkles remain on your skin. Dynamic wrinkles are those that are present only with muscle contracture. The tightening of muscles causes dynamic wrinkles. Each muscle contraction causes your skin to constrict, forming lines between the bulk of your muscles. Weakening these muscles will cause a reduction or can even prevent wrinkles from developing.
Dynamic wrinkles respond very well to BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport treatments. Injections target and temporarily decrease the action of the muscles for three to four months. This procedure eliminates wrinkles and causes a softer appearance to formed dynamic wrinkles. Patients can use preventative injections before dynamic wrinkle formation occurs.
Often, dynamic wrinkles can become static lines through many years of muscle contraction. The thinning of the skin that naturally occurs with aging, sun damage, and upper lip lines are good examples of this. Multiple treatments of injections before the filler is best. These persistent lines soften with time eliminating the need for filler in this region. Another example of pre-treating is softening the outer corners of your mouth. Pre-treating elevates the edges as well as making the melomental fold (frown line) appear less depressed. Injected dermal filler can remaining fill-in marionette (frown) lines.
Wrinkle folds are due to the sagging of the underlying facial structures. folds cause deep grooves between your nose and mouth, known as nasolabial folds or smile lines. Injectable fillers and fat transfers can plump the fold.
Most people have a combination of all three types of facial wrinkles. Regardless of your age or wrinkle type, Neo Surgery Center has a facial rejuvenation solution available for you.
The injections are minimally invasive and is a relatively safe procedure. Dr. Brent injects a needle into the various target areas of your face. The injection inhibits the release of acetylcholine at the nerve to the muscle, relaxing the muscle. The inject will cause slight discomfort and small amounts of swelling, which can last up to 24 hours. With repeated treatments, your skin is smoother while giving you a well-rested appearance.
The procedure includes:
Patient satisfaction is extremely high, yet, you must remember the treatment is not a permanent solution. Individual results vary by each patient. However, the results achieved from a single treatment are quite dramatic.
You will experience a full spectrum of medical and surgical aesthetic technology. We recognize that every individual has a unique situation. We look forward to assisting you in determining how BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport will work best for you. If you are considering the procedure, please call today, and we will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have.