BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world, and there is good reason why. For eliminating the appearance of wrinkles and smile lines, there’s no simpler procedure. Here in McAllen, our clientele includes adults who have the dynamic wrinkles that form when these individuals smile or frown.
Is surgery the best way to correct this problem? Most likely it isn’t the right option because the facial skin is still pretty well-maintained. There isn’t a lot of skin drooping or folding, so surgery probably isn’t required. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the perfect alternative to something more drastic because it doesn’t involve skin ablation or abrasive resurfacing.
How BOTOX® Cosmetic Works
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the brand name for a muscle-relaxing injectable fluid. It was developed to help eliminate muscle spasms. Today, it is more commonly administered as a treatment for dynamic wrinkles. The solution inhibits nerve signal transmission to the muscles so that they cannot contract even when the brain sends the signals for them to do so. The skin remains taut and isn’t pinched when the muscles remain in a relaxed state, so the dynamic wrinkles don’t appear.
This isn’t a skin rejuvenation treatment. It won’t get rid of discolorations, nor will it correct nasolabial folds or skin drooping. It will, however, smooth the appearance of the facial skin, and its effect lasts for months.
When we consult with the client at our office in McAllen, we choose the appropriate injection sites after having the client make some facial expressions. The effects after the treatment take days to manifest, after which the client will notice a significant reduction in the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. After treatment, smiling, frowning, and pouting is just as easy as before. The face will not feel numb, contrary to what many individuals have heard through the grapevine.
Advantages and Benefits
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple outpatient procedure with little to no downtime following the injections. This makes it easy to schedule a treatment appointment around other activities. The results are natural-looking and the treatments can be repeated as needed at our office in McAllen.
If you’re tired of looking older than you are, there’s a simple solution. Our services at Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery are extended to the entire McAllen area, and we look forward to meeting with you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for BOTOX® Cosmetic!