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Botox®: It's Still the Gold Standard in Wrinkle Reduction

Botox®: It's Still the Gold Standard in Wrinkle Reduction

Botox® Cosmetic was the first neuromodulator approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for medical aesthetic use over 20 years ago. Today, Botox is still the gold standard for active wrinkle reduction.

Part of the reason for its huge acceptance is safety. Botox is one of the most studied drugs on the market since it’s a purified and highly diluted version of the natural substance that can cause botulism poisoning. The more significant cause for its success is simply that it works. 

In a short in-office session, the team at Bayview General Medicine can start a process that offers long-term relief from expression line wrinkles formed by muscles that become semi-permanently contracted as you age. 

While we offer other botulinum toxin wrinkle-relief products, Botox remains a favorite for its predictability and long-lasting results. These advantageous characteristics make Botox the best choice for many of our patients. Let’s look at this powerful appearance changer in greater depth. 

The challenge of active wrinkles

Many signs of aging result from increasing skin laxity, caused by the loss of elasticity and moisture in the supporting middle skin layer called the dermis. This problem causes fine lines and passive wrinkles as skin sags and stretches, unable to rebound. 

There are many aesthetic treatments for this type of skin aging, from chemical peels and dermabrasion to laser resurfacing and dermal filler injections. However, a kind of wrinkle escapes the reach of these techniques. 

Over 24 muscles on each side of the face work to form facial expressions that reflect the wide range of human emotions. 

Some of these expression muscles, particularly the crow’s feet beside your eyes, the “elevens” between and above your eyes, and forehead lines, are called into action so often that they can take on a semi-permanent contracted state. These “stuck” expressions create tense or worried looks when you’re not, and shadows may make you look older. 

Why Botox is the gold standard for expression wrinkles

Since the expression-line problem originates in muscles below your skin, superficial treatments have little to no effect. You need a penetrating solution that goes right to the source. 

That’s where the Botox neuromodulators shine. A small injection into a few crucial expression muscles forces these to relax, smoothing away the otherwise etched lines on your face. You still retain the ability to form a full range of expressions. 

When you laugh and smile, your happy eyes are on full display, but your crow’s feet fade when the moment passes rather than forming constant, deep shadows that age you prematurely. When stress lets up, so do its effects on your expression. 

We accomplish this in a short appointment that you can easily tuck into a busy workday without the need for downtime after treatment. In the hands of a skilled practitioner like Dr. Richard Blanchar, results are subtle and balanced. Only you’ll know that you’ve had work done. 

Find out more by contacting us at Bayview General Medicine in Fort Lauderdale. You can request an appointment online or by phone, so arrange your visit today. 

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