When wrinkles begin to creep into the corners of the eyes, across the forehead, and between the brows, it can really set off insecurity about how we’re aging. That’s why BOTOX® is the number one cosmetic enhancement procedure in the US. Wrinkles are the gateway to appearing older than we want and leave us asking what will age us next. That’s why Dr. David Mashhadian himself performs neurotoxin injections on patients—we want the best treatment to fight the signs of aging.
*individual results may vary.
While smiling and laughing a lot are the hallmark of living a good life, they can still take a toll on our skin. The same is true with frowning or squinting. These dynamic facial movements cause the skin to fold repetitively, creating wrinkles and lines that don’t have the chance to repair themselves. BOTOX® and other neuromodulators like Dysport® and Xeomin® change all that by blocking the signals from the brain to the facial muscles via the nerves. Dr. Mashhadian has perfected the art of BOTOX® injections to ensure there is no overmedication which can result in a “frozen” or overly surprised look. The goal is to reduce muscle movement to give your skin a chance to renew and replace the damaged cells responsible for wrinkles, not freeze the muscles entirely. This allows you to maintain your natural, expressive appearance without compromising your youthful looks.
There are factors that influence how long BOTOX® and other neuromodulator injections last. Men tend to need more units of the medication for their larger facial muscles. Men also tend to metabolize the medication faster than women. Seasoned BOTOX® recipients may also be able to prolong the time between appointments because their muscles have acclimated to the effects of the medication, so it wears off more slowly than when they first began treatments.
On average, patients can expect the effects of BOTOX® to take hold within 5-10 days of treatment and last for 3-5 months before another treatment is recommended to maintain results. You can plan on needing 2-3 BOTOX® treatments per year to continue enjoying the smooth, wrinkle free effects they offer. BOTOX® and other neuromodulators cannot prevent wrinkles that are caused by sun damage and other aging factors.
Having BOTOX® injections is also a great prevention strategy for younger patients who haven’t yet begun to see the damage dynamic muscle movement can cause. Dr. Mashhadian has performed neuromodulator treatments on patients as young as those in their 20s to keep skin supple and youthful without letting the damage occur in the first place. If you’re concerned about the onset wrinkles, give us a call today.
Neurotoxins are well-tolerated by most patients. So if you’ve noticed deepening wrinkles, crow’s feet, forehead lines, or brow furrows that are causing you concern, you may be an ideal candidate for a neuromodulator treatment like BOTOX®.
Dr. Mashhadian administers all injectable treatments himself to moderate the precise amount and placement of every injection. His extensive experience, critically aesthetic eye, and vast understanding of facial anatomy ensure the most effective BOTOX® treatment possible to maintain your natural, youthful features. The needle itself is tiny to improve patient comfort and give Dr. Mashhadian exacting control of the rate of injection. The procedure takes only 10-15 minutes and you’re free to resume your regular schedule.
*Individual Results May Vary
*Individual Results May Vary