We see all these commercials and ads aboutskincare products that boast quick and effective ways to smooth out wrinkles and make you instantly appear younger. But if you’ve ever tried many of these over-the-counter products then you know that they don’t offer the instant, magic results they promise. Luckily at Arrowhead Dermatology in Peoria, AZ, we can treat fine lines and wrinkles effectively in only a few minutes with Botox.
What is Botox?
Botox is a popular brand name for a toxin that is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This toxin is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and is injected into the skin to actually stop the signals from the nerves to the muscles to prevent them from contracting.
What skin issues does Botox target?
If you are dealing with fine lines, wrinkles and facial creases then Botox may be able to help (but keep in mind that wrinkles caused by sun damage won’t respond to Botox treatments). These are some of the most common issues that our Phoenix area cosmetic patients turn to Botox to treat:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead wrinkles
- Frown lines
- Can Botox actually prevent wrinkles?
Yes! Besides smoothing out current wrinkles and fine lines, Botox can also keep newer wrinkles at bay. Since certain muscles aren’t allowed to contract it makes it impossible for new wrinkles to form in these areas.
Can I get more than one Botox treatment?
Absolutely. While you won’t get Botox every week there are some patients who refresh their look after a few months to maintain their more youthful results. Plus, follow-up treatments don’t require the same amount of Botox as your first session to get the desired effect.
How is the Botox procedure performed?
Many of our patients turn to Botox because the procedure only takes a couple of minutes and doesn’t require anesthesia. Since your Lapeer, MI facial surgeon uses fine needles to inject Botox, there is only a slight stinging that occurs when the needle is inserted into the skin.
Once you get Botox your results should show up between three to seven days, and results can last anywhere from four to six months.
Interested in finding out how Botox could improve your skin? Then it’s time to talk to Arrowhead Dermatology. We can help you decide which treatment will give you the results you want.
For more information on Botox treatments, call our Peoria, AZ dermatology office today at (623) 487-3003!