Depending on which facial expressions we make, fine lines and wrinkles may appear around the corners of the mouth, near the eyes, and on the forehead. These are dynamic wrinkles, meaning they form when the skin is pulled or relaxed by the upper-level muscles. Crow’s feet are the visible symptom of thinning skin around the eyes that no longer contains an adequate amount of collagen. BOTOX® Cosmetic can help reduce the appearance of these annoying lines merely by relaxing the muscles that control the facial expressions. We highly recommend this cosmetic treatment for those who are self-conscious about their facial appearance but are not yet ready to undergo a more aggressive treatment.
During the Consultation
We won’t perform this treatment until we have met with the client. We want to examine the facial features closely and see where the lines develop when smiling or frowning is performed. This allows us to determine whether BOTOX® Cosmetic injections will relax the skin in the affected areas.
We administer the treatment using a specified amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic fluid. Because it is injected directly into the muscles that lie just below the skin, we have to adjust the dosage so that it will not affect muscles that lie further below. During the consultation, we design a customized treatment that will correct the problem of crow’s feet and other issues but leave other muscles unaffected.
How BOTOX® Cosmetic Works
The injectable solution was originally developed as a muscle-relaxing agent to treat spasms. Today, it is most commonly used to relax facial muscles. Facial expressions are just as easily performed as before the treatment, but the muscle contractions are minimized in certain areas so that the skin remains smooth.
BOTOX® Cosmetic acts as a nerve signal inhibitor. After it is injected, it affects nerve action and prevents signals from reaching the muscles. The muscles stay relaxed, and the skin in the treatment area displays less dynamic wrinkling. The face looks smoother, and the overall appearance is one of youthfulness.
Get All the Facts
You’ve certainly heard of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments, but probably have some questions and want to know if you are a good candidate for treatment. During a consultation at Guelph Medical Laser, we’ll give you all the information concerning this popular cosmetic treatment and offer you a realistic outcome expectation. You may be able to say goodbye to those annoying crow’s feet without the need for surgery or abrasive skin resurfacing. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Guelph.