If you no longer look as young as you feel because of lines and wrinkles around your eyes, then it may be time to consider BOTOX® injections. Unlike surgical cosmetic treatments that are much more expensive and require weeks of recovery, BOTOX® can soften lines and tighten skin in as little as a few days with absolutely no recovery time.
Treatment Options for Lines and Wrinkles
Cosmetic imperfections such as wrinkles around the nose and fine lines on the outside of one’s eyes are a part of the aging process. Thousands of over-the-counter products state that they will soften facial creases, but very few will have any sort of effect on your skin. This is because these imperfections are the result of your skin no longer producing some of the proteins that keep it tight, firm, and elastic.
Variables such as our genetics, the use of tobacco products, sun damage, and even chronic dehydration can affect the appearance of one’s skin. When a patient is younger, this damage is not noticed because their bodies produce a sufficient amount of elastin and collagen to protect their skin. As time goes on and these proteins are replaced at a slower rate, wrinkles and fine lines will begin to form.
There are surgical options to improve one’s appearance, but many patients would like to avoid the lengthy recovery time and the higher price of a comprehensive procedure. For these individuals, BOTOX® injections might be the best option.
How is BOTOX® Different?
Unlike fillers, BOTOX® is injected directly into the muscles that control the skin around a patient’s eyes and nose. Each case is slightly different, but patients can expect anywhere from two to six injections in their first sitting.
Once BOXTOX® is in the muscle, it will allow it to relax, and the skin will move back to its original position.
The Benefits of BOTOX®
Instead of lengthy surgeries that require days or even weeks of preparation, BOTOX® can be carried out in as little as an hour and requires almost no preparation. The patient will only be asked to remove any makeup around the area and refrain from taking any painkillers before the surgery. A topical anesthetic is applied to numb the area before injections are made.
Most patients can be in and out of the office in just a few minutes and back to their daily schedule immediately. The vast majority of patients will enjoy their youthful new appearance. For more information, contact the office of Nancy Shibayama. During the consultation, you will be informed of details about the procedure, a treatment plan will be developed, and you are invited to voice your concerns.