Botox® is one of the most commonly used dermal injection treatments in the world. For residents of the Tuscaloosa area, Menard Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Menard, provides Botox® and other dermal injections to effectively smooth out facial wrinkles.
What Is Botox®?
Botox® is an injectable treatment that restores radiance, firmness, and smoothness to the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox® has gained a reputation for being a safe and effective way to treat superficial signs of aging. Problem areas commonly treated with Botox® include:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Forehead wrinkles
Why Consider a Botox® Treatment?
If you have wrinkles in your face caused by repetitive facial movements, such as crow’s feet or frown lines, a simple Botox® treatment may effectively reduce the appearance of those lines. Botox® has been used for decades and achieves the following benefits:
- Reduces the development of wrinkles, lines and creases on the face
- Reduces excessive underarm perspiration
- Helps manage and control over-active bladder
- Helps treat migraines in some patients
What is the Brilliant Distinctions® Program?
Brilliant Distinctions® is a rewards program that helps clients save money when receiving regular Botox® treatments. Every time you get a Botox® Cosmetic treatment, you earn points that contribute to savings on future treatments. It’s easy to participate and the program is free!
How Does Botox® Work?
Made from a protein that is naturally produced and is safe for injecting in small amounts, Botox® is injected into the area where a wrinkle is present. The chemical blocks the nerve impulses that cause the muscles beneath the wrinkle to tense. As a result, the muscle stays relaxed and the wrinkle becomes flatter and less prominent. Several injections are delivered, depending on the number of wrinkles, creases, and lines being treated. By relaxing muscles for a period of several months and preventing them from repeating habitual gestures, the lines and wrinkles created by those gestures naturally begin to diminish.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Botox®?
Almost any healthy adult may benefit from Botox® treatment, as long as they are not allergic to the ingredients. Botox® is recommended as a preventative treatment in younger patients who want to discourage the formation of wrinkles and lines caused by habitual facial gestures and expressions. It is also recommended for patients with mature skin, to impart firmness, smoothness and radiance.
How Long Do Botox® Results Last?
After one treatment session, results typically last 3-5 months, and most patients return for follow-up treatments regularly. Over time and repeat treatments, the treated muscles begin to relax naturally on their own, and fewer follow-up treatments may be required as you see a gradual reduction in these lines and wrinkles.
Botox® has helped thousands of men and women look younger while reducing the formation of future wrinkles. Residents in the Tuscaloosa area can get Botox® treatment at nearby Menard Plastic Surgery. Menard Plastic Surgery is led by one of the area’s most reputable plastic surgeons. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with our skin care professionals.