As we age and begin to see fine lines form on our faces, many of us want to reverse the signs of aging. It becomes more of a priority to seek different solutions that keep us looking refreshed and vivacious. Signs of aging develop due to a combination of factors, including genetics, lifestyle choices, and repetitive muscle movements.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can quickly restore a smoother and more lively appearance without surgery or a lengthy recovery period. Rather than addressing wrinkles on the surface of the skin, BOTOX® Cosmetic targets muscles that cause unsightly facial creases.
How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is composed of botulinum toxin A, a neurotoxin that is proven to relax certain muscles safely and effectively. In just 10 minutes, BOTOX® Cosmetic is carefully injected into the designated area to impede muscle activity that causes facial creases. It can treat various wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, frown lines between the eyebrows, and horizontal forehead creases.
Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic
Unlike aesthetic facial surgery or non-surgical resurfacing methods, BOTOX® Cosmetic does not require any downtime or result in bothersome peeling. Patients who opt for this treatment can be in and out of their appointment in just a few minutes for convenient and conservative rejuvenation effects.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Results and Maintenance
It can take 24 to 48 hours for the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic to become noticeable and the treated lines to soften. Results can last as long as four months before a touch-up treatment is needed. Patients can maintain their rejuvenated appearance by scheduling BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments regularly.
Patients with severe wrinkles or creases that lie on areas that cannot be treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic may consider dermal fillers. These injectable products have long-lasting effects and are specially formulated to rehydrate, restructure, and revitalize the skin. The dermal fillers offered at Iconic Plastic Surgery are:
BELOTERO BALANCE®: This injectable made of hyaluronic acid can smooth wrinkles throughout the face and neck, including the undereye area.
JUVÉDERM® XC: this formula target lines virtually anywhere on the face and can add volume to thin lips.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC: This dermal filler can replenish lost facial volume in the cheeks and improve a patient’s overall facial contour.
RADIESSE®: Patients who desire results that last as long as two years can benefit from RADIESSE®, a product that promotes the body’s production of rejuvenating collagen.
Restylane®: Those who struggle with facial wrinkles, signs of aging on the back of the hands, or both may consider treatment with Restylane®.
To find out which skin treatment is right for your needs, please schedule your consultation at our Carlsbad office by calling 760-637-5288 today!