BOTOX® Salt Lake City & Moab, UT
One way to improve the appearance of forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet and lines radiating from the mouth or chin is to soothe the muscles that are creating them. Neuromodulators such as Botox® are a popular way to give these muscles a rest.
Botox (botulinum toxin) is an FDA-approved injectable made from a protein that occurs naturally in the body. Botox is a brand name, and BOTOX® Cosmetic is a particular product marketed by the manufacturer.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
Botox has long been the muscle-relaxant of choice among patients seeking a temporary, noninvasive way to clear the complexion of fine lines and deeper furrows. Once strategically injected, Botox soothes muscle tension in the subdermal layer, treating the root cause of facial wrinkles. As these muscles relax, they no longer have the strength to continue their tug of war with skin and other muscles; this allows the brow to return to a more natural-looking position for as long as the toxin is active.
BOTOX® Treatment Details
Botox can be an attractive alternative to surgery. In return, this temporary solution requires patients to invest time in regular appointments, typically every four to six months, to maintain the tension-free state that produces the smooth, youthful appearance.
Dr. Chick administers Botox during a routine office visit. The process takes about 15 minutes and involves the use of fine needs to inject Botox into the facial muscles that have been targeted for treatment. Patients experience minimal discomfort, and a topical anesthetic cream is available if requested. There is no downtime or recovery period. Side effects are minimal, and may include bruising and a mild headache.
Why Choose Dr. Chick for Your Treatment
Botox has a long record of success, stretching back decades. Dr. Chick is skilled in the use of Botox, and will adjust the dosing based on the results and reactions generated by your first series of injections. His long relationship with the manufacturer means that patients are able to benefit not only from his extraordinary experience with application of Botox, but also cost savings resulting from his negotiated price.
Botox is one of several injectable neuromodulators. Newer varieties include Jeuveau, Dysport and Xeomin. Each works to smooth deep facial folds and wrinkles by soothing muscle tension below the surface. Dysport is often used for specific areas, such as vertical lines between the eyes.
Who is a Candidate for BOTOX®?
Botox is especially effective at targeting “dynamic” wrinkles that often result from expressive facial movement. Repetitive expressive gestures — such as raising eyebrows, grinning broadly, furrowing the brow or grimacing — animate forehead and other facial muscles, creating deep lines that add years to our appearance.
Stress and unhealthy lifestyle choices also draw horizontal lines across the upper face. By generating the production of free radicals, stress weakens your skin, giving it an unhealthy, pallid look. Sometimes it is your own reaction to stress that damages your skin. For example, when stress causes you to repeatedly frown, wince or purse your lips, you are slowly etching fine lines and deep wrinkles into your expression. Managing stress in your life is an important way to keep your facial appearance looking young, buoyant and fresh.
Schedule a BOTOX® Consultation in Moab or Salt Lake City
Dr. Leland Chick is an experienced plastic surgeon who has helped many women enhance their appearance with surgical and noninvasive solutions. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, contact his practice today at 801-322-1188.