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We all would like to find that magical solution that would keep us looking young forever. Of course, while we certainly haven’t found the Fountain of Youth just yet, advancements in cosmetic dermatology are coming impressively close. If you are looking for a fast, simple, and non-invasive way to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, talk with our dermatologist about whether Botox could give you the results you want.
What is Botox?
Botox is a purified, medical-grade neurotoxin that is injected directly into muscle groups of the face. When Botox is injected into the muscles, it reduces the brain-sent signals that cause the muscles to contract. As a result, this cosmetic treatment prevents muscle contractions, thus temporarily reducing the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles.
Botox can be used to smooth away wrinkles between the brows, on the foreheads, around the eyes (crow’s feet), and the mouth (“laugh lines”). In fact, any lines or wrinkles that are accentuated when you frown or smile can often be treated with Botox.
What is it like to get Botox treatment?
Botox is non-invasive and doesn’t require surgery or other aggressive techniques. It only takes our skin doctor a couple of minutes to administer Botox, and these thin needles are well-tolerated by our patients.
Additionally, there is absolutely no downtime associated with receiving Botox, allowing many patients to come in for treatment and return right back to work and their daily routine immediately after. It only takes about 10 minutes to administer Botox and side effects are minimal.
What kind of results should I expect with Botox?
You won’t see results immediately, as it will take the body time to respond to treatment. Most people will see results within 3-4 days and results can last anywhere from 4-6 months. If you’re happy with your results and wish they would last longer, then you can talk with your cosmetic dermatologist about how often you should come in for maintenance treatments.
Whether you have questions about receiving Botox treatment or if you want to find out if you are the ideal candidate for treatment, don’t hesitate to call your dermatologist’s office today to schedule a consultation.
Cosmetic surgical procedures can produce profound, long lasting changes in facial appearance, but are invasive and have an associated recovery period. Those who are just beginning to show signs of facial aging sometimes desire improvement, but cannot justify the cost or time investment required for surgical intervention.
For these patients, the rapidly expanding repertoire of injectable treatments may perfectly meet your individual needs. Injectable fillers can be used during an office visit, rather than requiring a trip to the operating room. Some treatments require no anesthetic, while others may require topical anesthetic agents. By visiting your dermatologist, you can find the best solution for restoring your youthful appearance.
What Causes Wrinkles?
With age, it seems as if everything slows. This includes the body’s ability to make collagen, which keeps the skin firm. With less collagen, the skin loses elastin and hyaluronic acid, which allows the skin to retain water. By our 40s and 50s, the skin has lost firmness, spring, and moisture, which results in fine lines and wrinkles.
Pale skin tends to wrinkle earlier than dark skin and people with pale skin also tend to develop more wrinkles and fine lines. When lines develop in dark skin the lines tend to be deeper. Constant muscle movement can create wrinkles such as areas of the forehead or around your mouth.
Sun, tanning beds and sun lamps are other main sources for wrinkles, exposing your skin to harmful ultraviolet rays. Exposure to UV rays accelerates the breakdown of collagen and elastin, which causes many people to see wrinkles and fine lines before they reach their 40s and 50s. These same UV rays that cause wrinkles can also cause skin cancer.
A More Youthful Appearance with Injectable Fillers
For fast and long-lasting results, you may want to visit your dermatologist. Today, cosmetic dermatology offers a wide spectrum of safe and effective procedures that can help you dramatically reduce the visibility of your wrinkles, improve your overall skin health and help you achieve your skin care goals.
Collagen injections and other injectable fillers give your skin a plumper, smoother appearance. Although collagen is the best-known filler, there are many other substances doctors can use to plump up your skin. Depending on the type of filler and the depth at which it is injected, you can smooth out fine lines on the surface of the skin, fill out deep lines, augment soft tissues or even effectively augment facial bone structure.
All of these fillers are placed by an injection. Many options are currently available, with clinical differences being predominantly governed by how long the effects last, as well as how the filler “feels.”
Rejuvenate Your Facial Appearance with Botox
Unlike soft tissue fillers such as Juvederm that add volume to skin depressions, Botox blocks the release of a chemical called acetylcholine which triggers the muscle contractions that create wrinkles. Botox essentially paralyzes the muscles and stops them from contracting. Results are visible within approximately one week after treatment and remain for roughly three months.
Botox cosmetic treatments can be used to improve:
- Worry lines in your forehead
- Lines between the eyebrows
- Smile lines
- Laugh lines, from nose to mouth
- Crow’s feet
Wrinkles may be a natural part of the aging process, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for an aged appearance.
If You Are Considering Treatment For Wrinkles, Talk To Your Dermatologist At Hecker Dermatology In Tamarac, FL & Pompano Beach, FL About Your Options.
Your facial features change with time. Crow's feet, smile lines, and forehead wrinkles are all unavoidable--or are they? At Hecker Dermatology Group in Tamarac and Pompano Beach, FL, Drs. David and Melanie Hecker are the board-certified dermatologists who can address both your medical and aesthetic skin issues. BOTOX Cosmetic is one of their most sought after and effective treatments, erasing the signs of aging so effectively.
Why skin wrinkles
Several factors change how smooth our facial skin remains as we age. One is collagen, a protein which keeps skin elastic and smooth. Collagen production diminishes over time, thus contributing to wrinkles and fine lines.
Another factor is sun exposure. Too much sun dries the skin, making it leathery and lined. Tanning in artificial light causes the same problem.
Additionally, repeated motion of facial muscles wrinkles the skin. Called dynamic wrinkling, these lines appear in response to frowning, smiling, and laughing. The vertical lines which look like the number 11 and appear between the eyebrows are perfect examples of dynamic wrinkling.
What can be done
Of course, there are invasive surgical procedures which can erase years off facial appearance. The facelift is a prime example. However, few people wish to experience the discomfort, downtime, and expense associated with complex aesthetic procedures.
So, the professional team here at Hecker Dermatology Group in Tamarac offer BOTOX: injectable medications which block the movement of certain facial muscles, allowing any lines and wrinkles to relax, smooth over, and look far less obvious. Comfortable and quick, BOTOX helps people ages 18 to 65 to look and feel great!
They happen right in-office! Dr. Hecker screens patients before proceeding with the injections. A small, fine needle administers this purified form of the botulism toxin. Injections take just a few minutes and cause very mild side effects, such as a stinging sensation and localized tenderness, redness, and swelling.
Regarding therapeutic effects, they may take 7-10 days for full effect. Your rejuvenated, youthful look will last for a few months and then will require touch-up treatments.
Other uses of BOTOX
Aside from its cosmetic benefits, BOTOX has medical applications, too. Dentists use it to treat temporomandibular joint dysfunction, while specialists use it to reduce migraine headache pain and to relieve strabismus (i.e. crossed eyes) as well as rapid eyelid movements and blinking.
At Hecker Dermatology Group, the doctors and their support staff help scores of patients enjoy the benefits of more youthful-looking skin. BOTOX injections could help you, too. For a consultation with Dr. Melanie Hecker or Dr. David Hecker, call our offices at (954) 783-2323. You'll receive treatments appropriate for your best look. We have locations in Tamarac and Pompano Beach!
The Benefits of Botox
Want to erase the signs of aging this year? Millions of men and women are discovering the benefits of BOTOX treatments. BOTOX is a medicine that is injected into muscles to erase the signs of aging and treat certain conditions. Dermatologists are physicians who are trained in diagnosing and treating conditions and diseases of the skin. BOTOX is available from dermatologists. Read on to learn about the benefits of BOTOX.
1. It rejuvenates the skin.
BOTOX treatment is an excellent adjunct for rejuvenation of the face. BOTOX should be considered in addition to laser therapy, skin care, chemical peels, and resurfacing to improve the appearance of the face. It tightens and rejuvenizes your skin to help you look and feel younger.
2. It can remove your wrinkles.
BOTOX works by blocking nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract and cause wrinkles. It's commonly injected into the face to eliminate wrinkles. Many patients who get BOTOX treatments can experience an improved complexion without the need for surgery.
3. It can erase smile lines.
For most people, nasolabial folds— also known as smile lines— are nothing to smile about. Smile lines are fine lines that primarily develop around the sides of your mouth. They are more noticeable when you laugh or smile. BOTOX can reduce the appearance of smile lines. BOTOX can improve your look with minimal to no downtime. You will be able to go about your normal routine immediately after your treatment.
4. It can make crow's feet disappear.
Before you know it, crow's feet can leave you looking older than you feel. Crow’s feet are the lines that appear around the eyes. BOTOX is injected into crow’s feet with a tiny needle to improve the skin’s appearance. You may begin to notice the results of your BOTOX treatment within a few days, with results lasting up to 4 months.
Ready for an anti-aging makeover? Say yes to BOTOX! Find a dermatologist near you and schedule a consultation. BOTOX has helped many people enhance their appearance, giving them more self-confidence and improving their lives. And it will do the same for you.