How does Botox cosmetic injection work?
- Posted on: May 15 2020
After the age of 30, most men and women slowly begin to lose their natural stores of collagen and elastin. These elements in the skin are what provide patients with their tight, supple, and youthful appearance. With the loss of collagen and elastin as a normal part of aging, patients notice the development of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds on the face due to skin laxity.
Fortunately, the staff at Callender Dermatology and Cosmetic Center provides patients with a solution: Botox injections.
What is Botox?
Many patients have heard of Botox but are not quite sure what it is and how it works. Dr. Valerie Callender of Glenn Dale, MD describes Botox as a neuromodulator. Neuromodulators work by reducing muscle contractions where injected. When the doctor injects Botox into specific muscles of the face, it can provide a smooth result, reducing and sometimes eliminating problematic wrinkles and folds.
Where is Botox used?
Botox is best used on the upper third area of the face for the treatment of crow’s feet, glabellar lines, and forehead folds. Additionally, some doctors use Botox for other off-label uses. This medication has been available for decades and has other medical utilization. In fact, Botox is sometimes used for the treatment of chronic headaches and migraines as well as overactive bladder.
Who is a candidate for Botox?
Most adult patients who are experiencing the signs of aging due to collagen and elastin loss, as well as tightening of the muscles, may benefit from Botox injections. To be sure, it is best that a patient contacts a dermatologist for an initial evaluation and consultation to be sure. For patients who are not appropriate candidates, alternative solutions may be suggested. Patients with more several wrinkles and folds may still be better candidates for plastic surgery, and our team can provide a reliable referral for these individuals.
Interested in learning more about Botox?
Contact the team at Callender Dermatology and Cosmetic Center in Coral Gables, FL to discuss your options for antiaging treatments. Dr. Valerie Callender and associates are available by calling (301) 249-0970 to schedule a consultation. The practice is conveniently located at 12200 Annapolis Road, Suite #315 and is always accepting new patients and families.
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