Have you begun to develop fine lines and wrinkles as you’ve gotten older? You’re not alone. While nearly everyone develops these signs of aging, many people have chosen to take control of these changes and get the beautiful, youthful-looking skin they want they want through a simple and highly reputable treatment — BOTOX®.
Located in Montgomery, Alabama, River Region Dermatology and Laser is proud to provide our clients with a comprehensive selection of both cosmetic and medical skin care solutions. If you’d like more information about our practice or any of the services we offer, contact us today.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments available in the United States today, with over 10.9 million vials sold since 2002. This product is approved for use in 78 different countries and is the number one selling product of its kind in the world. Because this treatment has been used on so many different patients, it has a proven and time-tested safety profile.
BOTOX® is so popular and well-received because it can treat a wide variety of wrinkles and fine lines, including:
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Vertical lip lines
- Chin dimpling
These injectable treatments are fast, easy, and bring patients results that can last up to four months.
How Does it Work?
BOTOX® is so effective because it tackles one of the root causes of wrinkles that are often overlooked by other topical and injectable treatments — muscle movements. Every day, everyone makes thousands of different facial expressions. While these facial expressions are a necessary part of interacting with others, they can cause wrinkles, creases, and fine lines to form over time.
BOTOX® works by slowing these muscle contractions using a substance called botulinum toxin. When injected into the muscles, this substance temporarily relaxes them, allowing the wrinkles above them to smooth and soften. Because this substance leaves the body about four months after each injection session, additional appointments are needed to maintain any positive changes.
What Should I Expect from a BOTOX® Treatment?
Each BOTOX® injection sessions takes only 10 minutes to complete and involves little to no downtime. While side effects like rash, itching, muscle stiffness, bruising, and swelling are common, these usually subside within a few days of treatment. The first results of a BOTOX® treatment usually take between 24-48 hours to manifest themselves in dramatic ways.
Feel the incredible benefits of BOTOX® injections for yourself — contact River Region Dermatology and Laser today to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Porcia Love. We look forward to hearing from you, and helping you look and feel your best!