Do you wish you could erase your fine lines and wrinkles? Botox injections offered by your dermatologist, Dr. Joseph Myers of Magnolia Dermatology in Charleston, SC, provide a simple way to minimize these signs of aging.
Botox temporarily minimizes wrinkles
Loss of collagen, the protein that keeps your skin elastic, contributes to wrinkle formation. The natural, age-related change may be unavoidable, but it doesn't mean that you have to live with wrinkles and lines.
Botox treatments target the muscles you use to make dynamic facial expressions, like laughing, smiling, and frowning. Injecting a tiny amount of the purified form of the botulinum toxin into your facial muscles prevents them from contracting. As the muscles relax, the skin over them becomes smoother and wrinkles/lines disappear or become much less noticeable.
The injections are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and offer a safe way to treat visible signs of aging. Botox treatment results usually last about three to six months. Regular follow-up treatments in the Charleston dermatology office will help you maintain your results.
How Botox can improve your appearance
Nearly everyone gets one, two, or three vertical "11" lines between their eyes eventually. Botox injections smooth the lines and help you look more youthful.
Botox can also minimize forehead furrows and reduce crow's feet around your eyes. They're also used to smooth chin creases and tiny lines around your lips. Have the lines that extend from your nose to your mouth on either side of your face become more prominent as you've gotten older. Botox injections can make them much less noticeable.
Botox injections offer an excellent anti-aging treatment for most people. The treatment may be appropriate for you if you are at least 18 years old, healthy, and aren't pregnant or nursing. Botox isn't a good option if you have multiple sclerosis or another neuromuscular disease.
The injections only take a few minutes to administer, although treatment time depends on the number of areas that will be treated. Before you receive your injections, your skin doctor may numb the area with a topical anesthetic. Tiny needles mean that the injections are easily tolerated and the anesthetic can improve your comfort.
In a week or less after your Botox treatment, you'll begin to notice an improvement in your appearance.
Give us a call
Revitalize your appearance with Botox! Call your dermatologist in Charleston, SC, Dr. Myers of Magnolia Dermatology, at (843) 769-2100 to schedule an appointment.