Invented as a way to stop eye muscle spasms, Botox® quickly became known for its cosmetic applications. Its highly diluted formula contains botulinum toxin, which is an effective treatment for lines and wrinkles. Botox® can also help your face appear smoother and younger. In fact, Botox® and other botulinum toxin-based products topped 7 million treatments in 2017.
Dr. Roya Dardashti at Diamond Surgical Institute offers this highly effective treatment backed by her extensive years of experience as a skilled physician and cosmetic surgeon. Here’s what Dr. Dardashti and Botox® can do for you.
What can Botox® target?
There are many different reasons why wrinkles and lines appear. Some of them are linked to the loss of collagen, which is a substance that moisturizes, supports, and nourishes your skin.
While Botox® doesn’t do anything to restore your lack of collagen, it does address another major cause of unwanted lines. Botox® targets the muscles that form your facial expressions. Every time you smile or frown, your muscles contract, and eventually they reach a point where they don’t completely relax again. Worry lines on your forehead and crow’s feet, beside your eyes, are examples of these “active” wrinkles caused by contracted muscles.
How does Botox® work?
Botox® gets to the root of your active wrinkle problem. Since it’s your muscles that are causing this type of line and wrinkle, Botox® reduces muscle activity — which chemically relaxes them. Contrary to certain myths, you won’t lose the ability to form expressions, otherwise known as “frozen face.” Your face simply returns to a full resting state. In fact, your face may reflect your mood even more accurately because you got rid of the lines that made others mistakenly think you were concerned, angry, or sad.
But don’t just choose anyone to administer your Botox® injections. An experienced technician is the most important part of your Botox® journey.
During your appointment, Dr. Dardashti will complete a thorough medical exam and get to know you and your aesthetic goals. Her skills and knowledge will ensure your injections hit at the right target muscles with the exact right dosage, at the exact right depth. A 10-minute treatment is all it takes to smooth the appearance of forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.
You can expect to see results in a day or two, and the results usually last about four months. You may also notice long-term benefits that continue as you get touch-up treatments. Botox® has been known to actually retain some facial muscles over time. Some people even opt for Botox® as a preventive measure.
What are the other benefits of Botox®?
While the precise effects of Botox® on skin’s elasticity are still being researched, a new trend in medical aesthetics is emerging. A 2015 study suggests that Botox® injections restore elasticity to your skin, while also relaxing the muscles.
It’s also become clear that Botox® is not just an anti-aging treatment, but an age prevention treatment as well. Younger people are turning to injections more and more to prevent expression line wrinkles from forming in the first place.
Since lines and wrinkles aren’t yet an issue for younger folks, these patients use Botox® to stop these muscles before they cause problems. Early sessions with the neuromodulator may reduce the frequency of required treatments down the road for some people.
Botox® is America’s most popular cosmetic treatment. It has a scientifically backed safety record and a proven track record for effectiveness. Our team at Diamond Surgical Institute offers Botox® to our patients seeking a younger, more relaxed appearance.
Find out how Botox® can help you. Call us at 818-528-2559 today or visit our website to book an appointment online.