According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, neuromodulator injections are the number one minimally-invasive rejuvenation treatment in the United States. In 2014, 6.7 million of these cosmetic procedures were performed. Small wonder – Botox treatment is an easy, effective way to address the underlying causes of frown lines between the eyebrows and crinkles at the corners of the eyes. Dr. Pamela Carr at Carr Dermatology in Sugar Land, TX would love to talk with you about how Botox can help you look refreshed and younger.
How Botox smooths wrinkles
Your facial skin covers a foundation of muscles. Each time you contract those muscles, skin goes along for the ride. Eventually, repeated muscle contractions, such as squinting or frowning, leave lines and furrows in the skin. Resurfacing techniques such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion attack the problem from the outside, but they can only go so deep. Dermal fillers add volume to plump the wrinkles from underneath. Botox is different. It gets to the source of the wrinkles.
Dr. Carr injects this FDA-approved neuromodulator at precise points on the face. The protein blocks impulses from nerves that tell your muscles to tighten. As the muscles relax, skin naturally smooths out as lines and wrinkles flatten.
Treatment areas and results
The most dramatic results from Botox can be seen on the upper third of the face – “elevens” between the brows, forehead furrows, and crow’s feet. It can also be used off-label to relax a downturned smile, refine smoker’s lip lines, or under the crease of the nose to reduce a gummy smile. Regardless of the area of application, Dr. Carr applies a great deal of experience and artistry for results that look naturally refreshed; not fake or frozen. Improvement typically lasts four months. If you continue to get periodic touch-ups, the muscles in treated areas harmlessly atrophy from being relaxed. That could mean you need Botox, less often in the future.
An estimated 220 million people live with hyperhidrosis. If you have excessive sweating under your arms or elsewhere, talk with Dr. Carr. Botox can help to get sweating under control by blocking production of the chemical that activates your sweat glands. Most patients see significant improvement – up to 87 percent – with dryness lasting as long as 6 months.
Botox has become extremely popular, but that doesn’t mean that you should trust just anyone with your appearance and your health. Botox is a real medicine, available only by prescription from a doctor. Call Carr Dermatology at 281.494.0034 to learn more about safe, effective rejuvenation with Botox.