Botox minimizes brow furrows, crow’s feet, and the glabellar lines between the eyebrows. A few days after your first Botox injections, you’ll start to see these wrinkles fade away. These changes happen quickly and are often dramatic. As you see your results, only one question remains: “What other facial areas can I rejuvenate with Botox?”
Understanding Botox: How Does It Work?
Botox is a neuromodulator that works by interfering with the communication between nerves and facial muscles. By disrupting this communication, Botox can relax muscles that cause wrinkles, helping create smoother skin and a naturally refreshed appearance.
Targeted injections deliver Botox into the muscles. Patients receive a series of small injections into specific areas of the face. Dr. West has extensive experience using Botox, including participating in the clinical trials that helped Botox gain approval for cosmetic use. She knows how to use Botox to achieve smooth and natural-looking results.
Botox: A Powerful Anti-Aging Solution From Brow to Chin
Since Botox works by relaxing facial muscles, it works best on dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions like squinting and frowning.
Dr. West uses Botox to address various facial wrinkles, including:
- Frown lines (lines between the brows)
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Crow’s feet (around the eyes)
- Smoker’s lines (lines around the mouth)
- Neck banding
- Downturned mouth corners
Botox is primarily a wrinkle treatment, but it can offer other surprising anti-aging benefits too. When using Botox in the brow area, patients often experience a lifting effect. Relaxing the muscles that pull the brows downward results in a fresher, more approachable appearance. Botox can also slim and contour the lower face, including erasing chin dimpling and helping to lift the jawline.
What Botox Can’t Do
Botox relaxes muscles. It does not address wrinkles caused by facial volume loss or skin laxity. You can address these wrinkles using other cosmetic injectables, specifically dermal fillers. Facial fillers also replace volume you have lost due to aging.
Reflation of volume loss with dermal fillers is a highly effective option for restoring a more youthful appearance. Many patients turn to fillers to refresh their appearance while avoiding the risks of cosmetic surgery.
Dr. West’s trademarked filler technique, Facelift in a Syringe™, uses cosmetic injectables to revitalize and lift the appearance of the face without surgery. She uses several different types of fillers to rebalance and contour the face, restoring a natural-looking and youthful appearance in minutes.
Botox and dermal filler treatments work together to address wrinkles, sagging, and other age-related changes.
Schedule Your Botox Consultation With Dr. West Today
If you’re ready to learn more about Botox, call our office at (301) 986-9378 to schedule a consultation with our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Tina West. Before your treatment, you’ll meet one-on-one with Dr. West to create a customized rejuvenation plan and discuss each of your treatment options in greater depth. We look forward to helping you smooth your wrinkles and refresh your facial appearance using Botox, one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the U.S. Contact us today.