Have you been asked why you’re angry, even though you haven’t a care in the world? Or perhaps why you always look so serious lately? Odds are, the furrows around your brows and forehead are leading people to assume that you’re less happy than you really are. And the effect can be tiring as you continually explain that, “No, everything is just great.” You can eliminate these questions by reducing the lines and wrinkles that are leading people to these conclusions — with only a few simple injections.
At Cosmetic Surgery Center, leading Oklahoma City aestheticians Dr. Trent Fogleman and Dr. Paul Benien Jr. want our patients to appear as happy and vibrant as they feel, which is why we offer Botox and Xeomin. These two cosmetic injectables are a great solution for tackling the lines on the upper half of your face to keep your expression more pleasant.
Here’s why incorporating Botox and Xeomin into your regular beauty routine will show the world you’ve got every reason to be happy.
Drawing the lines
There are many reasons why those lines begin to appear around your eyes, brows, and forehead, and they all stem from aging skin that’s seen its share of wear and tear over the years.
First, every time you make a facial expression, such as a squint, a frown, or even a smile, your muscles contract and form lines along your skin. Now consider that you make these expressions hundreds of times a day, and you begin to see how the repeated contractions can form well-worn paths in your tissue.
Not helping matters is the fact that your skin is aging and losing its structural support. This happens because of a premature breakdown in your skin due to exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, as well as a natural loss of collagen and elastin.
As your skin breaks down, it’s less able to bounce back to a smooth surface after your facial expression is gone.
How Botox and Xeomin work
Botox and Xeomin both rely on botulinum toxin type A, which is a neurotoxin that blocks the release of chemicals that cause your muscles to contract. By temporarily taking these muscles out of the picture, your skin retains a smoother surface.
Where Botox and Xeomin work
Botox is approved by the FDA to temporarily make your moderate-to-severe frown
lines, crow's feet, and forehead lines look better. Xeomin is approved by the FDA to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between your eyebrows.
When will I see results?
In most cases, your results after your Botox or Xeomin treatments will become apparent within 2-4 days of your visit. Botox may act more quickly than Xeomin, but only by a day or two.
How long do the results last?
The reason why these two cosmetic injectables make an ideal addition to your regular beauty regimen is that results usually last from 3-4 months, though results may vary. This means that you only need to visit us 3-4 times per year to maintain your great results. And the time it takes for us to administer these injections is minimal — often 10-20 minutes — which means you can be in and out in no time at all.
If you’d like to join our many satisfied patients who’ve made Botox and Xeomin part of their regular beauty routines, call us at 405-265-9255 or request an appointment using our online scheduling tool.