Tame Deep Facial Wrinkles with Botox®
No matter how hard or how often you work out in the gym to maintain a fit and youthful physique, eventually, age starts to betray you with the inevitable appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. Crow’s feet, frown lines, marionette lines, and deep brow creases can contribute to a look that is aging, tired, or anxiety-ridden. While some of these lines may be caused by the effects of gravity and sun exposure, most of our deepest wrinkles and creases are the result of involuntary muscle contractions that cause the body to hold on to those deeply creased positions unnecessarily. Carefully-placed injections of Botox® can help stop those contractions, relaxing the facial muscles and smoothing out the deep lines and wrinkles that come along with them.
If you’re concerned about the appearance of deep facial creases, a consultation at Plastic Surgery of Tuscaloosa can help you decide if Botox® treatments 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. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ross Bunch, MD 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 a good option if you’re concerned about:
- Crow’s feet, or wrinkles around the eyes
- Deep lines and creases alongside the nose or mouth
- Wrinkled or banded neck
- Chin creases or pits
Don’t let deep lines and wrinkles of the face make you look older than you feel! Botox® can help revive a youthful appearance.
What to Expect from a Botox® Treatment
Botox® is derived from a neurotoxin that inhibits muscle contraction. During your procedure, a small amount of Botox® is injected into the muscle tissue surrounding areas of deep wrinkles, which causes the muscles to relax and cease contracting. This can smooth out some of your deepest facial creases, although it cannot repair damage due to sun exposure and sagging skin. Many patients choose to combine their Botox® treatments with other skin rejuvenation techniques designed to tighten, tone, and contour any issues resulting from skin laxity.
Botox® treatments are quick, easy, and are performed with minimal discomfort, although a topical anesthetic may be applied to the area if you prefer. Many patients choose to have Botox® treatments during a lunch break, returning to immediately after with no ill-effects or downtime needed. The benefits of your Botox® treatment should become evident after the first several days following treatment, during which time you will begin to notice a gradual lessening of the deep creases within the treatment area. Within two weeks, the full effects of your treatment will be evident, and those results will remain stable for several months as the muscle-relaxing effects of Botox® continue to prevent new wrinkles from forming. Most patients renew their Botox® treatments every three or four months, in order to continue receiving optimal wrinkle-reducing benefits.
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 Botox® or our other 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!