Relax Those Wrinkles And Lines!
With A Botox or Dysport Injectable Treatment From SkinMD, You Can Reduce The Visible Signs of Aging
In the moment it happened, it didn’t really bother you that much… Your five-year-old asked very loudly in a public place, “Mom, what are those creases in your forehead?” At first, it was actually kind of cute and got a chuckle out of everyone in line with you.
But, now, days later, his words are still nagging at you, and you can’t help but keep checking your face in the rearview mirror, wondering, “Are my wrinkles that noticeable?”
Under the bright lights in the bathroom, you can see that the situation is worse than you initially thought. You clearly have crow’s feet around your eyes, frown lines around your mouth, and, yes, your child was definitely right, fine lines across your forehead!
Yikes, when did this all happen?
Where Do Those Distasteful Lines and Wrinkles Come From?
Unbeknownst to most people, the signs of aging have actually been accumulating on your face since you were just a baby. From the time you started making facial expressions, such as smiling, frowning, and squinting, grooves have been forming under the surface of the skin. This inevitably leads to fine lines, creases, and wrinkles.
But why are they just showing up now, and why are they so challenging to get rid of? When you’re young, your skin is abundant in collagen and elastin fibers, which provide the tissue with strength and flexibility. In addition, in your younger years, new skin cells develop rapidly, and dead cells are shed regularly. However, as we age, collagen and elastin become disconnected, causing the skin to become thinner and drier. Causing sags and wrinkles to develop. Plus, the growth of new skin cells slows down dramatically, and the dead cells stick around longer, making your once healthy and youthful-looking skin look dull and damaged.
This natural aging process is frustrating and, when combined with several other factors, can take a toll on how you look and feel. Other elements that may have exacerbated the deterioration of your skin include:
- Sun damage
- Alcohol consumption
- Some medications
- Genetic factors
This is relevant information to know, but, unfortunately, it’s not very helpful. It’s impossible to go back in time and tell your sun-worshipping teen self to put on a hat and long sleeves at the beach or to apply sunscreen before hitting the soccer field. It’s also unrealistic to commit to never laughing, smiling, or frowning ever again to ward off any further creases.
For women and men, the aging of the skin and deterioration of collagen is a natural, normal process that we cannot avoid. However, that doesn’t mean you have to be okay with it!
What You Can Do To Get Rid Of Wrinkles And Fine Lines
Now that you are aware of your facial lines and wrinkles, you are probably having a hard time seeing anything else when you look in the mirror or at a picture. So, are you ready to investigate methods to get rid of these tell-tale signs of aging?
At SkinMD, we understand if you want to try a few over-the-counter ideas first. Like, Un-wrinkle peel pads, liquid silicon skin supplements, and brightening fluids, there is no end to the products you can test on yourself. However, most, if not all, of these options are going to require dedication to a daily application, and none of them are long term solutions for the issues you are experiencing.
While there is no forever solution for lines and wrinkles, there are, however, some excellent facial rejuvenation treatments that can take years off your aging face. At SkinMD, we offer patients just like you two of the most effective preventative measures you can make for moderate to severe lines and wrinkles on your face – the injectables Botox and Dysport.
What Are Botox and Dysport And How Do They Work?
Overall, Botox and Dysport are very similar. Both are FDA-approved injectable neurotoxins that are used to relax the muscles in the areas surrounding your eyes, forehead, and mouth in order to smooth frown, smile and worry lines, crow’s feet and, of course, wrinkles.
While both have been in use for years, have high efficacy and safety levels, and can be used on various parts of the face and body, some differences may make one injectable more appropriate for you:
|May be slightly less expensive||May be slightly more expensive|
|Results may not last as long||Results may last longer|
|Approximately 2-5 days until final results||Approximately 4-7 days until final results|
|Need a larger quantity to get results||Need a smaller quantity to get results|
|More diffuse (spreads to a wider area)||Less diffuse|
Regardless of which SkinMD injectable solution you choose, for most patients, the results will be equally quick and remarkable. Within several days of your treatment, your facial skin will appear smoother, with either eliminated or softened wrinkles. Both injectable treatments can be completed in less than 30 minutes, are minimally invasive, and require no downtime. Best of all, your results will typically last up to three to six months.
One additional thing to know about injectables like Botox and Dysport is that the earlier you start your treatment plan, the less you are going to need as time goes by. If you’re in your 20s or 30s and just beginning to see the very first signs of visible wrinkles and lines when your face is at rest, then there is no better time to start your age-prevention program with SkinMD.
Our Medical Staff Is Here To Help You Make An Informed Decision About Injectables
More important than selecting which of these two products will achieve your desired results, is choosing the right professional to administer your Botox or Dysport treatment. Mistakes and bad results are almost always made by inexperienced people who are providing the treatment, not the product itself. At SkinMD, you will work with a team of highly experienced Registered Nurses and Aestheticians who are all under the supervision of owner, Dr. Paul Flashner. A practicing physician since 1982 and a leader in the field of non-invasive facial and body aesthetics.
The mission of our Medical Group is to help you look, feel, and be your best by creating a highly customized aesthetic care plan that blends non-invasive technologies, injectable, and laser therapies. Dr. Flashner and the SkinMD team will do everything in our power to help you achieve optimal results. This includes offering our patients a choice of Botox or Dysport, which are the most effective FDA-approved injectable treatments specifically designed for the reduction of facial lines and wrinkles.
To determine the best treatment protocol for you, our SkinMD process begins with a one-on-one consultation with a member of our medical staff. In this meeting, we will:
- Address your overall health and concerns
- Review treatments you’ve had in the past
- Assess your skin from head to toe
- Recommend specific solutions that could be right for you
If it is determined that Botox or Dysport is the optimal skincare solution for you, then all we will need to do is book your procedure; no special preparations or skincare regimens are required in advance of your treatment.
We’d also like you to know that our commitment to your satisfaction means that we provide patients like you with affordable payment options and interest-free financing through CareCredit for those eligible.
At SkinMD, we will always set realistic goals so that you obtain what you expect from our services. We take your happiness very seriously, and we hope to become your aesthetic and skincare partner on this lifelong journey to looking, feeling, and being your best.