Understanding How BOTOX® Cosmetic Works

Photo,Portrait,Woman,After,Shower,Applying,Cream,Nourishing,Isolated,White By now, you have probably heard of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. You might even know a few people who regularly get it to prevent or minimize the development of wrinkles. Having all the necessary information is crucial for making an informed decision about whether BOTOX Cosmetic is right for you. Discover essential information about this treatment in this article.

What Is BOTOX Cosmetic?

BOTOX Cosmetic is a highly effective injectable treatment that targets wrinkles and helps prevent the formation of new ones. During your BOTOX Cosmetic treatment at our dermatology and aesthetics office in Lake Charles, LA, Dr. Shondra Smith administers a small amount of botulinum toxin type A to your skin to help prevent the formation of creases.

BOTOX Cosmetic treatment utilizes a minute quantity of the same toxin responsible for immobilizing muscles, helping to relax facial muscles that control the development of wrinkles.

How Does BOTOX Cosmetic Work?

There are various factors that contribute to the development of wrinkles, and one of them is the way your skin folds when you express emotions like smiling, raising your eyebrows, or scowling. Picture the process of repeatedly folding a piece of fabric. In the same manner, a distinct crease would develop over time.

As individuals age, their skin naturally undergoes changes, resulting in the formation of wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, and forehead. BOTOX Cosmetic effectively inhibits the release of a neurotransmitter responsible for muscle contraction. Consequently, the muscle remains immobile, preventing the formation of any wrinkles on the skin.

Results of BOTOX Cosmetic

The effects of BOTOX Cosmetic usually have a duration of 3–4 months. Nevertheless, it is important to note that the duration of results may differ among individuals, with some individuals experiencing effects that persist for 2–6 months.

When discontinuing BOTOX Cosmetic treatments after an extended period of regular injections, be advised that wrinkles may gradually reappear, albeit at a slower pace compared to individuals who have not utilized BOTOX Cosmetic at all.

Get a BOTOX Cosmetic Consultation With Dr. Shondra Smith

Dr. Shondra Smith is a board-certified dermatologist in Lake Charles, LA, passionate about helping her patients look and feel their best, which includes offering them BOTOX Cosmetic treatments to help curb wrinkle formation.

Make an appointment with Dr. Smith today and find out if you are a candidate for BOTOX Cosmetic. Call 337-477-011 or go online to schedule your appointment.

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