Over seven million people in the United States get Botox® or other neurotoxin injections to treat their fine facial lines each year. At A to Z Dermatology in Casa Grande, Mesa, Sun City, Gold Canyon, and Chandler, Arizona, the experienced dermatology team treats crow’s feet, frown lines, and other features that develop with aging with Botox injections. To learn more about Botox, call A to Z Dermatology for a consultation or request an appointment online today.
Botox is an injectable cosmetic containing a neurotoxin that inhibits communications between your nerves and your muscles. That neurotoxin is called botulinum toxin, and it stops targeted muscles from making involuntary movements while it’s active, which is usually for about four months.
Altering certain muscles with Botox can result in subtle, natural-looking changes to your appearance. To maintain your results, you can get follow-up injections of Botox once your results fade away.
One of the reasons why fine lines and small wrinkles appear on your face is because of the muscle movements you use to make facial expressions. Over time, these movements can lead to the formation of such lines and wrinkles.
By targeting the muscles with the botulinum toxin, you can temporarily relax them and make the lines disappear. Specific wrinkles you can target are:
Your specialist at A to Z Dermatology plans your procedure according to the number of wrinkles you’re targeting and their sizes. They tell you how many injections you’ll need for your session and how long it will take.
Before your treatment, you attend a brief consultation with your provider at A to Z Dermatology to make sure you can safely get Botox injections. Your provider considers multiple factors, including your physical health, your goals, and your age. You might be a good candidate for Botox injections if you’re:
The team at A to Z Dermatology also makes sure you have realistic expectations for your results. While Botox is highly effective in reducing facial lines for months at a time, it doesn't reduce skin laxity and can’t treat other age-related features, like jowls or age spots.
If you have goals that Botox can’t achieve, the expert team at A to Z Dermatology can recommend other services available that might be a better fit for you.
Call A to Z Dermatology or request a consultation online for Botox injections today.