The development of facial wrinkles is an inevitable part of the aging process. But many people don't realize that the everyday facial expressions they make contribute to wrinkle formation. In fact, one of the most common causes of wrinkles is the muscle contractions that occur when your face performs actions such as smiling, frowning, laughing, and squinting.
The good news is that there are minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatments that will help you temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles formed by facial muscle contractions. One of the most effective treatment options to address this issue is BOTOX® Cosmetic.
You can receive individualized skin rejuvenation recommendations and find out whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you by speaking with Dr. Jay Orringer in person. Please contact our Beverly Hills office to schedule a BOTOX® Cosmetic consultation.
How BOTOX® Cosmetic Works
The active ingredient in BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neurotoxin that temporarily blocks the nerve impulses responsible for the contraction of facial muscles. As a result, these muscles relax, allowing the lines caused by their frequent use to become smoother.
Keep in mind that BOTOX® Cosmetic is only effective at treating wrinkles caused by facial muscle contractions. These include:
- Horizontal forehead wrinkles
- Crow's feet (lines around the eyes)
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows
If you're looking to treat wrinkles caused by lost facial volume, then dermal fillers may potentially provide you with more effective results.
Your BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure
Dr. Orringer can administer your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment in one short visit to our Beverly Hills plastic surgery office. The procedure typically takes about 20 minutes to complete. During your procedure, Dr. Orringer will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into targeted treatment regions in order to get the muscles in these areas to relax.
There is typically no downtime from the procedure, and you can resume normal activities right away. The results achieved using BOTOX® Cosmetic are temporary and typically last about 3-4 months. To maintain your results for a longer period of time, additional treatments are necessary.
Please contact Dr. Jay Orringer at The Renaissance Medical Center for Aesthetic Surgery, Inc. to schedule your BOTOX® Cosmetic consultation today. We serve patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Hollywood, California, nationally, and internationally.