Lines and wrinkles are some of the most noticeable aspects of facial aging and among the most annoying for many of our patients. These unwelcome skin changes sometimes lead to being judged by others and can even affect your job and relationships. Many people mistakenly feel that surgery is the only treatment option that provides noticeable results. However, many patients would prefer to not go under the knife due to their feelings about surgery and its associated risks and downtime. Fortunately, a non-surgical treatment method exists to help you minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face. BOTOX® is currently the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the United States, and for good reason.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a liquid that we inject into your face for the treatment of horizontal forehead wrinkles, smile and squint lines, frown lines, and other dynamic wrinkles. The product helps to relax muscles underlying your wrinkles, causing lines and wrinkles on the surface to become more shallow and less noticeable.
For over two decades, BOTOX® has been used to safely treat many thousands of patients both cosmetically and medically. The product is extremely safe and has been purified under the strictest of conditions.
Is BOTOX® Like a Filler?
No. BOTOX® consists of a different active ingredient and works differently than dermal fillers like Juvederm®, Restylane®, and other filler products. Fillers work by increasing skin volume and pushing out lines and wrinkles from beneath the surface of the skin. BOTOX® relaxes facial muscles to prevent the formation of dynamic wrinkles on the skin above them.
Who Makes a Good Candidate?
We can help you decide if you would make a suitable candidate for BOTOX® at your initial consultation. This is the time when we will develop an individualized treatment plan tailored just for you and your individual needs and goals. During this time, we can inform you about what BOTOX® can and cannot do for you.
Take a moment to book a consultation at the office of Mimi Lee, MD, PA in Little Rock so that you can learn more information about this amazing treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started!