The older we get, the more our skin begins to change and reflect the aging process. Cellular changes speed up, which results in a loss of firmness and elasticity in the skin. Collagen is the protein responsible for skin’s elasticity, so as we age and the quantity of collagen reduces, it’s natural for our skin to start wrinkling. Other factors, such as smoking, climate, or stress, can also lead to the formation of wrinkles or age lines.
At Bellaire Facial, Oral & Dental Implant Surgery, we understand the desire to preserve and maintain a youthful appearance. We offer several options for decreasing wrinkles and creating a fresher look. The injectable filler BOTOX is one of the most popular choices for facial rejuvenation because of its effectiveness and versatility.
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is short for Botulinum toxin, which is a purified protein toxin that can be injected into the skin. BOTOX can be used in a variety of treatments but is most popular in the cosmetic world for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and creating a younger appearance. BOTOX is quick and effective, and our oral surgeon has undergone extensive training to be able to safely and easily administer the injection.
How does it work?
Injecting BOTOX reduces wrinkles because it temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles, causing them to relax. The procedure typically only takes a few minutes and is performed without anesthesia because it’s essentially painless. The effects of BOTOX are not permanent, but most patients find their results last around three to four months before they come in for another injection. Once the procedure is over, patients are free to resume their regular routine.
BOTOX at Bellaire Facial, Oral & Dental Implant Surgery
If you have begun to notice wrinkles or fine lines on your face, and you’d like to rejuvenate your appearance, contact our office in Bellaire, TX. Dr. Iero is highly qualified to perform a wide range of cosmetic procedures, and he can explain all your options to you, including BOTOX. We look forward to meeting you.