Are you troubled by the lines that form around your eyes even when you smile? Have wrinkles taken over your formerly smooth forehead? Do deep frown lines cause you to not only look frustrated but feel that way, too? A solution may be found with BOTOX. This powerful treatment in the fight against wrinkles has worked to successfully restore a youthful glow and appearance to millions of people worldwide. It is one of the most frequently requested and performed treatments at ZO Skin Centre where it is used daily to help Dallas, TX men and women look and feel younger. Learn more about why BOTOX is so effective and how its tried-and-true formula makes it possible to put your best face forward.
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is the brand name of a purified strain of Botulinum toxin, a naturally occurring protein. Decades ago, it was discovered that this substance was effective in the treatment of various medical conditions including blepharospasm, which causes uncontrolled blinking, and strabismus, better known as lazy eye. In 2002, it was approved for cosmetic use to help diminish the appearance of wrinkles on the skin, specifically glabellar lines (also called frown lines) that form between the eyebrows.
Since then, its use has expanded significantly to include other areas of the face where it is able to reduce dynamic wrinkles that result following years of repetitive movement such as frowning, squinting, and furrowing the brow. At ZO Skin Centre, small quantities of BOTOX are injected beneath the skin to block nerve signals to the muscles of the upper face. The medication causes them to become temporarily paralyzed, which prevents the muscles from easily tightening and contracting to create those wrinkle-causing movements.
Who is BOTOX for?
Men and women in Dallas, TX who struggle with the natural signs of aging may benefit from noninvasive BOTOX treatments. Once wrinkles and lines begin to appear on the face, it is only a matter of time before they become more prominent. It may surprise some to learn that for patients in their 20s, BOTOX can be used to help prevent the formation of dynamic wrinkles in the future. Treatments may continue during your 30s as a way to maintain the skin’s vibrant, youthful look. Once patients reach their 40s and 50s, the role of BOTOX becomes more of a restorative one as it is used to reverse the clock by making lines and wrinkles less visible, as well as to rejuvenate the skin. For many, the improvements and enhancements that can be achieved through BOTOX injections may be significant enough to prompt them to delay or reconsider moving forward with other more invasive cosmetic procedures.
Popular treatment areas
The wrinkle-fighting power of BOTOX can be effective around the face. Years of raising and lowering the eyebrows along with other facial movements make the forehead area particularly susceptible to the development of dynamic wrinkles. A banded, creased appearance can be smoothed out, along with so-called “11 lines” that form between the eyes. With injections, the brow line also can be raised to create a more-defined, attractive arch. Patients at ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX, often are ecstatic about the dramatically improved results they witness, usually within just a few days following a treatment session.
BOTOX also can banish crow’s feet. The much-maligned fine lines that inhabit the outside corners of the eyes are caused by decades spent smiling and squinting. The area can be made to appear more smooth. This also is the case on the bridge of the nose where injections are performed to get rid of “bunny lines” there.
Also effective for treating a host of health issues, when injected into the scalp and head BOTOX relaxes muscles and neurotransmitters that are known to trigger migraine headaches. This may help to reduce their frequency and duration. It also can be injected into the underarms and palms of patients with hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes excessive sweating, to diminish area swelling and sweat production.
Risks and results
When performed by the highly trained aestheticians ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX, there are few risks associated with BOTOX injections. Side effects also are generally minimal with some patients experiencing minor redness or swelling at the injection site, which should alleviate quickly. Within a few days following a BOTOX treatment, you will begin to notice its effects on the muscles of your face and a softer appearance. This reduced appearance of wrinkles typically lasts about 3-4 months for most patients, who may wish to schedule periodic follow-up injections to maintain their improved results.
The versatility of BOTOX
BOTOX is just one of the many treatments offered at ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX. When paired with other age-defying procedures, its remarkable ability to fight wrinkles can be further amplified to achieve stunning, longer-lasting results. BOTOX injections frequently are performed in tandem with injections of dermal fillers including Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, and Sculptra. The latter also works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles but also boasts the added benefit of boosting volume in areas of the face, including the cheeks and lips, where it may be depleted due to aging. The result is a noninvasive procedure known as a liquid facelift, which can create an overall more rejuvenated appearance.
Patients also may opt to have other nonsurgical treatments designed to rejuvenate the skin performed in conjunction with their BOTOX treatments. Facials and laser or chemical skin peels may follow the injections to help revitalize the skin and leave them looking and feeling refreshed.
Sought after for their incredible ability to reduce stubborn lines and dynamic wrinkles, BOTOX injections can be truly transformative for Dallas, TX, patients as they combat the signs of aging. Contact ZO Skin Centre today and schedule an appointment that may set you on the path toward reclaiming your youthful appearance.