As you age, your body stops producing the large amounts of collagen it did when you were younger. Because collagen is an important part of skin health, less production means your skin loses its elasticity and vibrancy. As a result, your skin begins to sag, causing wrinkles and lines to develop on your face and body.
Crow’s feet and deep forehead creases develop because of lost collagen, but also due to of the many years you spent squinting into the sun or smiling. Repeated muscle contractions loosen the skin and create deep-set wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes.
While wrinkles and lines aren’t harmful to your health, they can make you look older than your age. If these skin flaws are causing you embarrassment or affecting your self-confidence, Botox injections may be your ideal, nonsurgical solution.
Botox is a prescription injectable made up of botulinum toxin that temporarily paralyzes muscles responsible for brow furrows, deep forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet around the eyes.
Dr. Bickman creates a custom treatment plan to address the skin flaws that bother you most. By injecting Botox into specific target areas, she can eliminate the appearance of wrinkles and lines that age you.
Botox injections are quick, with many treatments lasting less than 30 minutes. Dr. Bickman can apply a numbing solution to the injection site to prevent discomfort.
Using a treatment plan tailored to your aesthetic goals, Dr. Bickman injects a specific dosage of Botox into the tissues beneath your skin. You may feel a mild pinching sensation or pressure during treatment.
After injections are complete, you can go back to work or your regular activities without any need for recovery or downtime.
For many, Botox results are immediately noticeable. As your muscles relax, you can see your skin smooth out, releasing wrinkles and folds. It may take up to 48 hours to see optimal results of your treatment.
Botox is highly effective at minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the forehead and around the eyes for months at a time. Many people enjoy four months or longer of satisfactory results before they come back for maintenance treatments.
Find out if Botox is right for you by calling the office or scheduling a consultation through the online booking feature.
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