Botox is an injectable treatment made out of a bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum. It is used by people who want a more youthful appearance without invasive surgery. There are a number of cosmetic benefits that can be reaped from Botox.
At Dermatology Associates – with offices in Norwood, Foxboro and Franklin – we offer Botox as treatment options to fight common signs of aging. Our clinicians can help determine the right course of treatment for you, based on your individual needs. We can help customize a treatment plan to give you the results you want. Contact Dermatology Associates today to schedule your appointment.
Reduce the Appearance of Frown Lines
Every time that you squint, frown, laugh or smile, your facial muscles contract. When your facial muscles contract, creases develop in the skin. Your skin loses elasticity as the result of the aging process. That is why frown lines become more noticeable as you get older. Botox temporarily immobilizes the facial muscles that help you frown. This helps reduce the appearance of frown lines.
Treat Crow’s Feet
Crow’s feet is another term for the wrinkles that develop around the outer corner of the eyes. They not only make a person look older, but they can also make a person look exhausted. Crow’s feet are often referred to as laugh lines. Aging is one of the main factors that contribute to crow’s feet. However, crow’s feet can also be caused by lifestyle choices, such as excessive sun exposure and smoking. Many people start to develop crow’s feet while they are in their mid-20s.
Fortunately, Botox can help treat crow’s feet. Reducing the appearance of crow’s feet also gives a person a more youthful appearance. It can also improve a person’s overall appearance.
Erase Wrinkles around the Mouth
Botox is both effective for reducing the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth. The deep lines and wrinkles around the mouth are often referred to as nasolabial folds. Many people start to develop nasolabial folds while they are in their 30s. There has been evidence to suggest that getting Botox while you are young can help prevent wrinkles from occurring in the future. That is why these treatments are often recommended to people who are in their 30s and 40s.
Keep in mind that Botox is not only effective, but also very safe. It is minimally-invasive and does not require incisions. Furthermore, it delivers long-lasting results.