Botox®: Why It's Still the Gold Standard in Wrinkle Reduction

Botox®: Why It's Still the Gold Standard in Wrinkle Reduction

You look in the mirror and make an expression to gauge how many new lines are forming around your eyes, brows, and forehead. The answer is, too many for your liking. Worse still, these lines may be there even when you’re not making an expression, causing you to look angry or concerned even when you’re not either of these things.

Well, you’re not alone and there is a great solution — Botox®. Since its introduction two decades ago, Botox has remained at the top of the class of cosmetic injectables, with 4.4 million procedures in 2020 alone.

At Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Trent Fogleman understands how effective cosmetic treatments like Botox are in fighting the signs of aging, which is why we offer the cosmetic injectable here.

In the following, we explore the many reasons why Botox continues to be the gold standard in wrinkle reduction.

Botox targets dynamic wrinkles

Botox is most effective against dynamic wrinkles on the top half of your face, namely crow’s feet, brow lines, frown lines, and forehead lines.

When we say dynamic wrinkles, we’re referring to those wrinkles that form every time you smile, squint, or furrow your brow. When you were younger, these lines quickly disappeared after your expression was gone. 

As you grow older, however, your skin is less elastic, and you’ve been making these expressions for longer. In response, the lines increase, and they can remain permanently etched in your skin, even when you’re not trying to make an expression.

With Botox, we inject a neurotoxin that quiets the muscles that contract to form these lines, temporarily paralyzing them. As a result, your skin appears much smoother when your face is at rest, and the lines aren’t so pronounced or numerous when you do make an expression.

Botox is minimally invasive

One of the primary appeals of Botox is that, rather than going under the knife for a facelift, we can reduce wrinkles with only a few strategically placed injections. This means there’s no downtime and very few side effects. (You may experience some minor bruising, redness, or swelling at the injection sites that go away quickly).

Botox is fast

Not only can we inject the Botox in just a few minutes, but your results come in fairly quickly. Over 3-7 days, you’ll wake each morning to find that the wrinkles in your treatment areas are slowly fading away.

Botox lasts

Once your final results take place, you can enjoy them for 3-4 months, at which point you can return for another quick-and-easy round of Botox injections. In just three visits a year with us, you can maintain your new, youthful look with very little effort.

To experience the ultimate in wrinkle reduction with Botox, please contact our office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to schedule an appointment.

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