Botox is a drug made from botulinum toxin, but the cosmetic form consists of a very weak and safe dose of the toxin. When it’s injected into muscles, the muscles relax and stop contracting for about 3-4 months. Since a small amount is used in specifically targeted muscles, other facial muscles aren’t affected. You’ll still appear natural and will be able to move your face to reflect emotions and expressions.
Dr. Marshall will tell you how to take care of your skin after the treatment, but you don’t have to take time to recover after a Botox injection. You can get right back to your daily routine and women can safely reapply makeup as soon as the treatment is finished.
As you age, your face goes through natural changes that cause different types of lines and wrinkles. Deep wrinkles develop from the repeated use of muscles responsible for facial expressions, like when you smile and make expressions related to surprise, confusion, or worry. The pull of muscles on your skin creates creases that bounce back at first. But as you get older, and skin loses strength, tone, and elasticity, the creases gradually become permanent wrinkles.
Botox is an excellent treatment for these expression lines because it can be injected directly into the underlying muscles responsible for the deep wrinkles. As a result, it’s often used to diminish or eliminate frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead furrows, and wrinkles on the neck.
When you’re considering a Botox treatment, you want a professional who has Dr. Marshall’s expertise. Since the treatment must target a small and precise area of muscle without affecting surrounding muscles, injecting Botox requires a thorough knowledge of facial anatomy, how each muscle in the face works, and how each muscle interacts with other muscles. Then the right dose must be determined for each patient. You can count on Dr. Marshall’s years of experience to help you get your desired result.
Nothing is more important than making sure we understand and can meet your expectations, so when you meet with Dr. Marshall, he takes the time to answer your questions and explain what to expect during and after treatment. If you have any concerns about lines and wrinkles, don’t hesitate to contact Alpine Dermatology Clinic.