Looking to defy the aging process? The providers at Coastline Dermatology Laser & Medical Center in Newport Beach, California, offer cosmetic solutions like BOTOX® to help prevent wrinkles from forming. Call today or schedule an appointment online to see if BOTOX is the right option for you.
Botox is a cosmetic treatment that helps to reduce the appearance of facial creases and wrinkles such as forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between your eyebrows.
When you squint or frown, the muscles around your eyes or brows contract, causing facial lines to appear without you even noticing. The active ingredient of Botox, botulinum toxin, paralyzes your facial muscles responsible for these specific creases and wrinkles you want to treat. If your muscles are relaxed, you’re less likely to use them, meaning you’re less likely to have facial lines due to muscle contractions.
The skilled providers at Coastline Dermatology Laser & Medical Center will first perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment plan, customized for your goals. The treatment process involves the injection of the toxin into your facial muscles with a small needle. You may experience a little pinch at the site of the injection. The procedure is quick and easy with minimal downtime. You can return to your daily routine as soon as the procedure is over.
You can begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours after the procedure, but it might take from three days to two weeks to see the full effects of the treatment. The effects of Botox should last from four to six months. Your wrinkles will start to reappear as the muscle gradually restores function. If you want to maintain the same look, Coastline Dermatology Laser & Medical Center can re-treat your muscles when this happens. The more injections you receive over time, the more your muscles are trained to relax.
Botox only works to prevent muscles from continuing to form wrinkles. The treatment doesn’t help to fill in wrinkles that are already present. Wrinkles caused by sun damage or by gravity wouldn’t respond to this specific type treatment.
Sometimes low-level light therapy is applied after an injection of Botox as well. This technique can decrease your chances of bruising and help with facial healing. It can also reduce the signs of aging and further promote skin rejuvenation.
If Botox is something you’d like to consider, don’t hesitate to call the office of Coastline Dermatology Laser & Medical Center or schedule an appointment online.