Aging gracefully is an important trait to have, but if your skin is aging faster than you'd like, it can be a difficult transition. Fortunately, there are treatments available that naturally and subtly diminish the appearance of wrinkles on the face. One such treatment is Botox, offered by Feinstein Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in Delray Beach, Florida. Learn how Dr. Brian Feinstein uses this popular cosmetic treatment to help their patients look and feel younger.
What is Botox?
Botox is derived from a natural protein that causes paralysis of the muscles. Once it is purified in a laboratory for medical use, it becomes a very safe and effective way to treat the wrinkles and fine lines that develop around the eyes and on the forehead. Without movement of these muscles, the wrinkles are greatly diminished. This gives you a refreshed and younger-looking appearance.
How do wrinkles develop?
As we age, our skin loses thickness, elasticity and the ability to retain nutrients. This means that the muscles that work underneath the skin become more prominent. When we smile or frown, the muscles around our eyes and on the forehead are in motion, creating the appearance of wrinkles in these areas.
How is Botox administered?
Your Delray Beach dermatologist uses Botox by injecting small amounts of the solution directly under the skin where wrinkles have formed. The needles used are extremely tiny and narrow. Over a period of a few days to a week, the wrinkles will gradually smooth out because the muscles underneath them have been temporarily disabled. The results of a Botox treatment typically last between three and four months, although each patient will experience different results.
If you're interested in learning more about Botox and its capabilities, please contact Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Delray Beach, Florida for an appointment.