Every time you look in the mirror, it seems like a new wrinkle has formed, creating a vast (and ever-growing) web that signals the passage of time. While surgical interventions, such as a facelift, can effectively wipe out this web, perhaps you want to try a gentler approach with Botox®. This quick-and-easy approach to anti-aging has been ranked the number one minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in the United States for many years, for several very good reasons.
Here at Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Trent Fogleman and our team offer a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical procedures to fit every cosmetic goal. If you want to learn more about Botox and why it’s a perennial favorite, read on.
If you’re not all that eager to undergo a surgical procedure to eliminate the signs of aging in your face, Botox is the next best thing. With Botox, we can reduce the appearance of moderate-to-severe frown lines, brow lines, and crow’s feet with only a few injections.
The key ingredient in Botox is a neurotoxin called onabotulinumtoxinA, which temporarily paralyzes the muscles that contract to form wrinkles on the top half of your face.
Every time you smile, grimace, or furrow your brow in concentration, your muscles pull your skin, which causes wrinkles to form. With Botox, we go straight to these underlying tissues and quiet them, preventing them from pulling your skin into a wrinkle.
Where Botox excels is in addressing those wrinkles that have become permanent fixtures on your face. After your treatments, you can still make facial expressions, but these expressions won’t linger in the form of wrinkles.
In other words, if a deep brow line is making you look angry when you’re not, Botox can smooth out this line, replacing that angry look with a softer resting expression.
It takes us mere minutes to administer your Botox injections, at which point you’re free to get on with your day.
Over the next 3-7 days, you’ll realize gradual results as the muscles release your skin, allowing a smoother surface to emerge.
Botox was first approved by the FDA in 2005, which means we’ve had ample opportunity to test its efficacy and safety. Given that it still sits atop the list of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures after all of these years, it’s safe to say that Botox has been thoroughly vetted.
While results vary, most people enjoy about four months of wrinkle-free skin in their treatment areas. Once the wrinkles start to reappear, you can simply return for another quick-and-easy round of Botox injections.
If you want to see for yourself why Botox is so popular, please contact our office Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to set up an appointment.