BOTOX® is a simple cosmetic procedure that can take years off your appearance without the need for surgery or harsh skin abrasion. Just about everyone in Boston has heard of BOTOX®, but most people don’t really know how it works or if they could benefit from it.
BOTOX® smooths out dynamic wrinkles on the face and forehead without actually treating the skin. Dynamic wrinkles form when we smile or make other facial expressions. Tiny, thin smile lines and crow’s feet become visible near the corners of the mouth, on the nose bridge, and around the sides of the eyes. We look old, tired, and unhealthy. If this sounds like you, you’re probably a candidate for these injections.
The Science Behind BOTOX®
BOTOX® basically acts as a nerve signal inhibitor, not by affecting the nerves themselves but by blocking a muscle’s ability to receive the signals. It is the upper-level facial muscles that allow us to make smiling and pouting expressions. Pursing the lips, narrowing the eyes, and lifting the nose are all made possible by the contraction of these muscles. When they are forced to remain in a semi-relaxed state, the skin remains smooth, and the dynamic wrinkles don’t appear.
How We Perform BOTOX® Injections
We first consult with the client in Boston and let them know if they are a suitable candidate for the injections. It’s important for us to examine the facial features closely so that we can determine the size and strength of the muscles that cause the wrinkling to appear. We know just how much of the fluid to use and where to inject it based on our observations of the client during the consultation.
In the days following the treatment session, the muscles become more relaxed as the nerve signals no longer have an effect. The facial features are now more youthful in appearance, and the client can still smile, frown, and make other facial expressions.
Advantages of BOTOX®
The biggest advantage is that it doesn’t treat the skin directly, so it’s a suitable treatment regardless of skin tone. There’s no surgery involved, and there’s no abrasive resurfacing. Wherever you live or work in Boston, you’re not far from us at Finesse Cosmetic Surgery in Waltham. Find out what BOTOX® injections can do to help you regain your youthful appearance. Contact us today to set up your personal consultation.