Simple aspects of life like laughing, smiling, frowning, and all your facial expressions, often result in the inevitability of wrinkles. To avoid facial expressions is virtually impossible, however, with the help of botox, you can reduce the visibility of unwanted wrinkles. At Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgeons of Western New England in Springfield and Northampton, MA, our team of medical professionals are committed to helping you minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
What is botox?
Botox is a toxin that's derived from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, and when used in small doses, the treatment can smooth the skin. The cosmetic injection aims to prevent the muscles and nerves from moving which results in wrinkles.
What are some reasons to receive botox treatment?
If considering botox, there are a variety of issues or conditions that may be ideal for enhancing the appearance of your skin, such as:
- crow's feet (creases at the edge of the eyelids)
- apparent smile lines
- creases between your eyebrows
- forehead wrinkle lines
- spasms of the eyelid
The issues and conditions above can be determined by our team of medical professionals at Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgeons of Western New England in Springfield and Northampton, MA, by referring to the two common types of wrinkles that can be countered with botox:
- Dynamic wrinkles: wrinkles that are a result of facial movements and expressions (e.g. laughing, smiling, eating, etc.). Dynamic wrinkles are present in everyone but deepen with age.
- Thin lines and wrinkles: as you age, your skin loses the elasticity (or moisture) that maintains the appearance of youthful skin. Collagen is the protein that preserves that elasticity, however, over time, it will begin thinning out beneath the layers of your skin.
How does Botox treatment work?
Administered in small doses, Botox is often injected to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Once injected, the facial muscles and nerves that cause wrinkles are then smoothed out over time.
However, it's important to note that botox treatments lose their noticeable effect after 3 to 6 months. If you don't uphold your treatment appointments with our team at Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgeons of Western New England in Springfield and Northampton, MA, the benefits of botox wear off.
To decide if Botox is right for you, schedule an appointment with our team of medical professionals today by calling our Springfield, MA, location at (413) 732-7426, or our Northampton, MA, location at (413) 586-2033.