BOTOX® is one of the most popular wrinkle reduction treatments used today. Because of its immediate results and low risk of side effects, millions of people have chosen this skin-smoothing procedure.
Unlike abrasive resurfacing techniques, BOTOX® is an injection that paralyzes nerves so that facial contortions are minimized. Smile lines, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and cheek folds become far less noticeable.
We encourage you to consider BOTOX® if you are seeking a simple, inpatient procedure that results in visible wrinkle reduction.
How BOTOX® Works
When injected beneath the skin, BOTOX® works on nerve endings and prevents them from receiving signals from the brain.
This means that when you smile, the facial skin and underlying tissues are not contorted because the muscles of the face do not contract as much.
Wrinkles and smile lines that appear when the skin is stretched or relaxed virtually disappear because the skin is not pulled or contorted.
What the Procedure Involves
Before we treat our patients with BOTOX®, we schedule a consultation to discuss the injection procedure. The treatment is performed in-house, and no anesthetics is used.
We produce a map of the patient’s face and target several areas where injections will give the most positive results.
The injection procedure can last only about 20 minutes. Our patients feel only a slight sting as the needle is inserted beneath the skin. Immediately, the nerves are paralyzed.
While the numbness disappears, the nerve paralysis continues for quite some time, giving you that firmer appearance.
Benefits of BOTOX® Treatment
BOTOX® injections are a simple means to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. No surgery is performed, making this a preferred wrinkle reduction technique.
Our patients often choose this type of aesthetic treatment because they are wary of any resurfacing procedure such as laser peels and pulsed light therapy.
The injection sites may turn red, but this is a temporary side effect that lasts only several hours. No at-home follow-up treatment is required on the part of the client. In most cases, the visible reduction of wrinkles and smile lines will last for months.
Are You A Candidate for BOTOX®?
Originally, BOTOX® was intended for use on patients with muscular disorders. However, its effectiveness in reducing the appearance of wrinkles soon became widely known.
If you are seeing the visible signs of aging on your face and are concerned about how this is affecting your appearance, consider a simple BOTOX® treatment. Contact Hanemann Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation, and we will give you all the details on this popular aesthetic facial injection procedure.