Many of our patients in Salem have been asking about minimally-invasive options for the treatment of wrinkles. Age-related skin changes like lines and wrinkles are one of the main subjects of research and treatment in the cosmetic dermatology field. BOTOX® has become extremely popular lately as a safe and effective treatment for the reduction of facial wrinkles.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a type of treatment involving the injection of a liquid used in the treatment of lines and wrinkles appearing on the forehead and face. It has been used safely for the treatment of thousands of patients worldwide for over two decades. One appealing aspect of the BOTOX® treatment is that it does not lead to systemic effects. After we inject BOTOX® into your face, it remains in that vicinity, wearing off gradually after multiple months.
Is It Anything Like Dermal Fillers?
Both products are cosmetic procedures delivered via an injection in the comfort of our office in Salem. They are both minimally-invasive techniques that do not involve surgery. This is about the only thing the two treatments have in common.
BOTOX® temporarily relaxes muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. This helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that are created by your facial muscles. Dermal fillers contain substances like hyaluronic acid that help to fill in wrinkles by promoting increased facial volume.
What Does It Treat?
BOTOX® injections have been approved by the FDA for the treatment of frown lines, lines around the eyes, nasal squint or scrunch lines, lines on the neck, and horizontal forehead lines. It is quite effective in the treatment of dynamic wrinkles appearing on the upper face, such as horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet.