Many factors are involved in the decrease of facial skin smoothness. Mature adults experience a loss of moisture because of a decreased amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin. Their skin also contains fewer structural proteins. Over the years, the very act of smiling and performing other facial expressions causes the skin to wrinkle and crease. These are dynamic wrinkles, and they generally form near the mouth and eyes, on the forehead, and also above the nose. There’s one sure way to diminish the appearance of these expression lines. It’s called BOTOX®, and it can significantly reduce the severity of these wrinkles. Dustin C. Derrick, MD is the leading plastic surgeon at Cosmetic Surgery of DFW for Mommy Makeovers in Fort Worth, TX; he and his team encourage you to learn more about what BOTOX® treatment can do for you.
Here in Fort Worth, the summer sun and winter winds can negatively affect the skin health. The more the skin gets pulled or pinched via muscle contractions, the more wrinkled it looks. We offer a simple solution, and we can perform this treatment in less than 20 minutes.
First of all, BOTOX® doesn’t treat the skin directly. This is good news for those who are wary of aggressive, invasive procedures. Many other wrinkle-reducing treatments can have severe side effects such as skin bleaching and regional hyperpigmentation. With BOTOX®, there’s no need to worry about that.
We can target specific muscles and relax them by injecting the fluid in predetermined spots. This means a customized treatment resulting in a smooth skin surface without overly affecting the muscle tissue.
Thin skin around the perimeter of the eyes and near the corners of the mouth often wrinkle severely due to muscle contractions, but the lines generally become more and more permanent as the years pass. A skin repositioning treatment might sound like a good idea, but BOTOX® injections are far simpler and can be repeated at regular intervals. Many adults feel they aren’t ready for any sort of skin ablation or repositioning treatment.
Consultation and Treatment
We will want to examine your facial skin closely during the consultation. We want to see where the skin is pinched and where the dreaded crow’s feet appear when you widen your eyes or make a frowning expression. Based on our observations, we choose the appropriate injection sites and fluid dosage.
The BOTOX® serum, when injected into muscle tissue, causes a partial blocking of nerve signal transmission. This means that the muscles will only partially contract, and this keeps the skin smooth in the areas of concern. The larger muscles that lie beneath aren’t affected, and neither are the sensory nerves that reach the skin.
The effect is quite dramatic. You can now smile with confidence because the fine wrinkles no longer appear. The treatment really does produce an anti-aging effect. After about four months, the toxin is flushed from the body, and the treatment is repeated.
Get in Touch with Us for More Information
To learn more about what BOTOX® can do for you, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with our clinic. If you have any questions about BOTOX® or procedures such as the Mommy Makeover and would like to make an appointment with Dustin C. Derrick, MD at Cosmetic Surgery of DFW in Fort Worth, TX, give us a call at (817) 562-7979!