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Botox® Cosmetic

No matter how diligently you care for your complexion in your youth, wrinkles are bound to make an appearance at some point. Faint lines in the outer corners of the eyes and deeper creases across the forehead are common byproducts of the passage of time. Vertical wrinkles form between the eyebrows to give you a perpetually sad, angry, or worried expression.

While you may not be able to prevent these lines and wrinkles from appearing, you can diminish them and restore your youthful appearance. In many cases, treatment is quick, relatively comfortable, and requires no anesthesia or downtime to get the results you want. Dr. Upton and the expert team at LaserMD, LLC, can help you achieve your aesthetic goals with Botox® treatments that have been proven both safe and effective after many years of use.

Relax Away Signs of Aging

Botox® Cosmetic is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent (protein) that targets the motor nerve endings. Motor nerves are responsible for controlling the facial muscles that create different expressions, such as smiling, frowning, and squinting. These expressions can create lines on the face, specifically around the forehead and eyes. At first, you may only notice the lines when you make particular faces. However, over time, the creases may become permanently etched on your skin, causing you to look older than you feel.

The protein in Botox® temporarily disables the nerve signals to the muscles, thereby minimizing muscle contraction. Botox® Cosmetic is a medication used for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate-to-severe frown lines (glabellar lines). The corrugator and procerus muscles cause vertical lines that develop between the eyebrows in the upper face. Other areas where Botox® can have a positive effect include the horizontal creases across the forehead and the subtle lines that fan out from the outer corners of the eyes, known as crow’s feet.

Understanding Your Wrinkles- There is more that we can do!

Botox® is effective on the wrinkles caused by movement of the face, which are known as dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles can appear earlier than you might expect, with many patients noticing their effects as soon as their 30s. By relaxing facial muscles that lead to wrinkles, it is possible to smooth the lines away and create a refreshed, more youthful appearance.

These are not the only types of wrinkles that you might notice when you look in the mirror; however, lines that commonly form around the nose and mouth can often be attributed to a depletion of collagen in the underlying dermal structure. Referred to as static wrinkles, these aging symptoms are better addressed with injectable dermal fillers that can restore volume and smooth away the lines from the inside out. Dr. Upton can perform both these treatments at the same appointment for patients who want to optimize their anti-aging results.

Quick Treatment

Botox® is administered directly to the facial muscles via quick, nearly painless injections. The fine needle used for the treatment is strategically placed where the medication will have the greatest possible effect. There is no anesthesia involved in the process, and most of our patients don’t even need topical numbing to ensure comfort during the procedure. Botox® treatments take just a few minutes to complete, and you will be on your way with little indication you just had a cosmetic procedure performed.

Fast Results, No Downtime

There is no downtime after Botox® injections. You may see some slight swelling around the injections sites, but in most cases, that will subside very quickly. Pain after the injections is also minimal. You may not experience any discomfort at all.

Patients often see a reduction in their facial lines within days of leaving our office. Those changes will continue following treatment, with the optimal outcome occurring within about two weeks. Wrinkles will be noticeably lessened, without compromising your ability to make natural facial expressions.

Keeping Up Appearances

The positive effects of Botox® typically last about three to four months. (You can schedule another treatment session at that point to maintain your refreshed look.) Many of our patients keep a regular schedule for their injections to prolong their youthful appearance as long as possible. Many find that after they have had a few treatments, they can go a bit longer between appointments because treatment lasts longer.

The Importance of Experience

Botox® is one of the most performed anti-aging treatments today for both men and women, and many physicians offer the service. However, not all doctors have the same level of experience or knowledge of facial anatomy to produce optimal results. Dr. Upton has 15 years of injecting experience and has achieved Silver Status in Botox® treatments, which means she has the skill and experience to provide you with the best possible cosmetic results. When you choose Dr. Upton for your Botox® injections, you can rest assured your procedure will be both safe and successful.

If you are ready to bid farewell to those telltale signs of aging but are not prepared to commit to surgery, Botox® injections may be a good solution for you. To find out more about this treatment contact LaserMD, LLC, today at 425-672-1064. Be sure to discuss the possibilities of Botox® Cosmetic, as well as a variety of new and exciting fillers at a complimentary consultation with Dr. Upton to determine which will work best for you.