The face hosts a number of small, vital muscles that are responsible for your facial expressions. As people get older and the cumulative effects of every facial expression begin to add up, age lines begin to surface on the skin in those small, delicate spaces. They include worry lines and forehead furrows, wrinkles in the corner of the mouth and even crow’s feet.
These lines are caused by the stretching of the skin over the top of these small, powerful muscles. As the skin stretches and relaxes, and as the body produces less and less collagen, the skin begins to form the wrinkles that make up these lines.
These lines can be treated, though, through the use of Botox.
What is Botox?
As an incredibly versatile treatment for issues from skin wrinkles to migraines, few know that Botox is actually a highly purified form of the neurotoxin Botulinum. For decades now, Botox has been used to safely remove fine lines and wrinkles from the face. Using a direct injection, Botox targets and relaxes the tense muscles responsible for the lines. As the muscles relax, so too does the skin over the top, thereby smoothing out the wrinkles.
Many deride Botox for eliminating a patient’s ability to make facial expressions. As a technique-sensitive treatment, proper Botox usage depends on the capabilities of the specialist administering the treatment. At Brea Wellness Center, we take pride in our superior ability to administer the treatment safely and effectively, providing stunning, natural looking results.
The treatment itself is quick and relatively painless, with the only discomfort occurring with the slight prick of the needle. While generally safe for most age groups, women who are pregnant or are breastfeeding should not use Botox. Because there’s no downtime for recovery, patients can return to their normal life immediately after receiving the treatment. The effects typically last up to six months, and can sometimes even prevent the future development of additional face lines.
For more information or to schedule a consultation to determine if Botox is right for you, contact our offices right away.
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