Stop Wrinkles in Their Tracks with Botox®
From a young age, we’re taught to take good care of our facial skin—applying sunscreen and moisturizers on a daily basis. But no matter how diligent you may be, there comes a time when the effects of age, sun damage, and heredity start to show with the tell-tale signs of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, thinning lips, wrinkles in the neck region or décolleté, and deep creases in the mid-face region. Sometimes, you look in the mirror and hardly feel like that aging reflection is the real you. When you feel that it’s time to address some of those tell-tale signs of age, Botox® injections are a great way to start!
If you’re concerned about the appearance of your deep facial lines and wrinkles, a consultation at Plastic Surgery of Tuscaloosa can help you decide if Botox® injections are right for you. Our aesthetic surgical center, along with the opulent Spa Belle La Vie, is located in the North River area of Tuscaloosa, where we provide a refined, sophisticated, and discrete environment for your facial rejuvenation treatment. Dr. Ross Bunch, Board certified plastic surgeon, will listen carefully to your aesthetic needs and develop a treatment plan to achieve your desired goals while maintaining a focus on comfort and safety. Botox® may be an ideal option for patients who are concerned about:
- Lines and wrinkles around the eyes , or “crow’s feet”
- Creases in the mid-face region
- Deep lines alongside the mouth, or “marionette lines”
- Neck and chin creases
- Pursed or thinning lips
Botox® injections are a reliable, safe way to treat wrinkles and other facial signs of aging without significant discomfort or downtime. If you’re interested in reducing the appearance of skin creases, light scars, or thinning lips, Botox® may be an excellent option for you!
Here’s How Botox® Works
Botox® is derived from a neurotoxin that disrupts the communication between nerves and muscles and prevents the muscles from contracting. This causes the muscles to relax, smoothing out the appearance of existing creases and helping to prevent new ones from forming. Although this muscular-based treatment cannot address wrinkles caused by sun damage or exposure, Botox® treatments are strikingly effective, especially when combined with other skin rejuvenation techniques to firm up any remaining skin laxity.
Botox® injections are fast, easy, and nearly painless. A series of very thin needles is carefully injected into the facial muscles, causing them to relax and smoothen. Most patients experience little to no pain, but a topical anesthetic may be applied to mitigate any anticipated discomfort. The treatment can easily be conducted within a short office visit, with many patients returning to work immediately following their procedure.
Your Botox® treatment will take several days to take effect, at which point you should begin to notice a lessening of the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. After about two weeks, the full effects of the treatment should be evident, with follow up treatments possible if needed in order to attain the desired results. Most patients refresh their Botox® treatments roughly every four months in order to maintain the effects and continue to receive the preventative benefits of Botox®.
Contact Plastic Surgery of Tuscaloosa
At Plastic Surgery of Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa, AL, Dr. Ross Bunch and his professional, caring staff stand out among local surgical practices for their dedication to the most advanced cosmetic and reconstructive procedures in the industry. We are well-established in the community and have built a reputation for high quality patient care and excellent customer service. Dr. Bunch is a Board certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience in microsurgery, facial and rhinoplasty surgeries, and endoscopic surgical techniques, and brings a specialized skill and artistry to every procedure he performs. Our mission is to restore form, function, and beauty to all aspects of your body so you look as gorgeous on the outside as you feel on the inside!
If you are interested in learning more about facial rejuvenation with Botox® or any of our facial rejuvenation procedures, please contact our office at 205-349-0049. We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your consultation with Dr. Bunch!