Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. You laugh, you frown, and you concentrate. Over time, those expressions leave their mark upon your face. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, or damage caused by free radicals. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.
Today there’s BOTOX® Cosmetic, a simple, nonsurgical procedure that can dramatically reduce even your toughest wrinkles and lift your face
within days by preventing these
muscles from contracting.
The way to understand how Botox lifts the face is to understand that there is a constant tug of war going on in any section of the face. There are muscles that lift a portion of the face (for example the eyebrow) and opposing muscles that pull it down. If we inject Botox in the muscle that pulls things down, the muscle that lifts wins, resulting in that portion of the face being lifted.
Botox injections are a simple, safe procedure with no down time that can make a dramatic difference in your appearance. Dr. Reed can advise you if Botox is right for you at your consultation.