Smooth Your Forehead and Fade Your Crow’s-Feet With BOTOX

A lifetime of serious contemplation, occasional frowning, and squinting in the Northern Nevada sun has likely left its mark. It’s not uncommon to have small wrinkles between the eyebrows and fine lines radiating out from the corners of your eyes. These fine marks may stand out when you look into the mirror. One way to smooth out those wrinkles and make the fine lines fade away is with BOTOX.

What Is BOTOX?

BOTOX, also known as botulinum toxin, is a protein that has the ability to paralyze muscles. The protein, produced by a particular bacterium, has multiple forms. The forms used in medical and cosmetic applications is Type A, known as BOTOX Cosmetic.

For almost three decades, this treatment has proven to be safe and effective for relieving lines between the eyebrows as well as the appearance of crow’s-feet on the outer corners of the eyes.

What Can You Expect From a BOTOX Treatment?

Your dermatologist will identify which areas of your face would most benefit from BOTOX. Before the treatment begins, you will have a numbing cream applied to the application areas to ensure the treatment is virtually painless.

Using fine needles, your doctor will inject the appropriate muscles with a small amount of BOTOX. The toxin will start working immediately to paralyze the underlying muscle. However, it can take a week or two for the skin above the muscle to smooth out.

How Often Do You Need a BOTOX Treatment?

In the beginning, you will need a BOTOX treatment every three to four months. Over time, the effects will last longer. Many patients who have been getting injections for a long time need injections only every five to six months. As far as pricing goes, these injections can range from $200 to $1,000 a treatment, depending on how many areas you get done.

To learn more about BOTOX, contact Carson Dermatology today. They specialize in dermatology procedures and happily serve patients in Reno, Nevada, and Carson City, Nevada.