As we age, the cumulative effects of stress, sunlight, repetitive facial movements and environmental factors result in wrinkles and lines on the facial skin that make a person look much older. One of the basic types of these lines and wrinkles that form as we age is caused by repeated muscle contraction. As the facial muscle contracts, it folds the overlying skin. This causes a wrinkle or line to form. These types of wrinkles are commonly called “dynamic wrinkles.” Dynamic wrinkles are found on the forehead, on the nasal bridge between the eyes (glabellar region) and around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet). The use of Botox® Cosmetic may significantly improve, if not completely remove, the appearance of these lines and wrinkles.
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Botox® is a purified protein that, when injected directly into the muscle, can temporarily reduce lines and wrinkles. Injecting tiny amounts of Botox® into the underlying facial muscle causes the muscle to relax so that the lines in the overlying skin disappear. The Botox® procedure is very safe and highly effective, giving your skin a suppler, more youthful appearance without disturbing those muscles that are essential to facial expression. You will still be able to smile, frown, or look surprised but without the lines and wrinkles. Patients report very little discomfort with Botox® as Dr. Brown uses ice and numbing creams in addition to extremely small needles. The entire treatment usually takes only about ten minutes and no recovery time is needed. Immediately following the Botox® treatment patients may return to work and resume normal activities. The results of a Botox® injection typically appear within three to five days after the Botox® treatment and last for three to four months. Dr. Brown has found in many of his patients that the time needed between additional injections increases if the Botox® injections are performed on a regular basis. If treatment is discontinued, lines and wrinkles will gradually reappear. Contact the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Donald M. Brown today for more information about how Botox® Cosmetic can help you look and feel younger without surgery.
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