Botox is just one of many injectables that are used by patients in the Deerfield Beach area who want to enhance their appearance. Fine lines and wrinkles are common, unwelcome signs of aging that both men and women face when they begin to lose the natural collagen in their skin. Collagen loss means volume loss, and volume loss means increased skin laxity. Instead of having fine lines and wrinkles develop and make patients look older than they feel, the team at Rendon Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine may recommend non-invasive solutions for anti-aging such as Botox injections.
Botox (as well as another similar product, Dysport) is a neuromodulator that works by targeting the muscles underneath the skin that result in dynamic wrinkles. A neuromodulator can control muscle contractions. When these muscle contractions are reduced, so is the depth of fine lines and wrinkles on specific areas of the face. Botox is best used in areas such as the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes to combat crow’s feet.
Botox is safe and FDA-approved for both medical and cosmetic use. It has been used over the years for conditions such as hyperhidrosis, cervical dystonia, temporomandibular joint disorder, and chronic headaches. It was found that it could also be used as an anti-aging solution and it became a popular cosmetic treatment for men and women alike. Using Botox can provide short-term results, with most patients being able to maintain their new look for approximately six months before reinjection is necessary. However, it is a wonderful way for patients with mild to moderate signs of aging to avoid invasive surgeries and still achieve a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Marta Rendon is a board-certified dermatologist who encourages patients to take the time to learn about Botox as an alternative to more invasive procedures such as a surgical facelift. Patients with mild to moderate wrinkles and folds may not be a good candidate for surgery but may benefit greatly from injectables such as Botox and Dysport. We recommend patients visit Rendon Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine to educate themselves further on the ways in which Botox can assist with the rejuvenation of the skin.