They say that with age comes wisdom; unfortunately, it also comes with some unpleasant wrinkles. While we certainly don’t mind the wisdom part it’s the lined and weathered appearance that we do mind. Fortunately, our Winston-Salem and Clemmons, NC, facial plastic surgeons Dr. Jordan L. Wallin and Dr. Brian W. Downs at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery have a simple, non-surgical way to refresh your appearance. They can determine if you are a good candidate for Botox.
What is Botox?
Botox is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that temporarily reduces the appearances of fine line and wrinkles in adults. This cosmetic procedure uses small injections delivered into the surface of the skin to temporarily paralyze muscles in the face that cause dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that appear when you make facial expressions). Botox is able to treat wrinkles such as crow’s feet, laugh lines and lines around the forehead and brows. Wrinkles caused by sun damage will not respond to Botox treatment.
How is Botox different from dermal fillers?
Most people hear the word “Botox” and assume it’s just another dermal filler. While both require small injections in the skin, dermal fillers work to increase collagen production and improve skin’s firmness and elasticity while also reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox, on the other hand, is designed to stop muscle contractions to smooth out wrinkles that are caused by smiling, laughing or frowning.
How is Botox administered?
Getting Botox in Winston-Salem and Clemmons, NC, is surprisingly fast, easy and relatively painless. It only takes a couple minutes to administer the series of small injections. Of course, patients who may be a bit nervous or squeamish may choose to have a topical numbing gel placed over the skin prior to getting these injections.
How long will my results last?
Results will begin to take effect within a few days after your treat (results will reach full effect within seven days) and will stay for about 3-4 months. If you are happy with your results and want to keep your youthful appearance longer, then all you have to do is come in for maintenance treatments. It’s that simple.
Whether you have questions about Botox or you are ready to find out if you are an ideal candidate for treatment, turn to Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem and Clemmons, NC, for all of your cosmetic needs. We would be happy to help you figure out what cosmetic service will best match your goals.