Wrinkles and facial lines can diminish your self-esteem and make you feel older than you are. At University Family Medicine Center, P.C. in Pueblo, Colorado, the primary care team offers Botox to patients who want to refresh their appearance. Botox is a safe, minimally invasive treatment that softens fine lines and wrinkles. Call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online to find out if Botox is right for you.
Botox is a popular wrinkle-smoothing treatment that softens facial lines. The treatment is fast, safe, and minimally invasive. Results are temporary, so you can return to University Family Medicine Center, P.C. for additional treatments or allow the medication to wear off gradually. After a skin evaluation, the team can determine whether Botox is right for you.
Botox is a neuromodulator that temporarily paralyzes muscles. Once injected, Botox interferes with the nerve signals that tell muscles to contract. The muscle can’t move, so the skin on top relaxes. In this way, Botox can soften existing wrinkles and prevent fine lines from deepening.
Botox exclusively targets dynamic wrinkles by preventing muscle contractions. The two most common types of wrinkles are:
Dynamic wrinkles, or expression lines, develop from repeated muscle movement. When you smile, frown, or furrow your brow, the muscles underneath your skin contract. This movement causes the skin to crease and wrinkle. When you’re young, your skin bounces back quickly. As you age, however, loss of collagen and elastin causes expression lines to form permanently.
Static wrinkles develop from long-term volume loss. When you age, your face loses fat, and your skin starts to dry and thin. This loss of volume and elasticity causes wrinkles to form even when your face is at rest. Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that the team can inject to improve volume in static wrinkles.
When you arrive at University Family Medicine Center, P.C., the team performs an initial facial evaluation to pinpoint the best areas to inject Botox. Next, they apply an anesthetic to keep you comfortable during your treatment. Botox injections take only a few minutes. They should not feel painful or overly uncomfortable.
You may experience minor swelling and bruising shortly after treatment, but these side effects should subside within a few hours. After your injections, you may see mild improvements, but full results take about seven days.
Botox results typically last for about three to six months. You can return to the clinic for maintenance treatments and combine your injections with fillers to extend your results.
Call University Family Medicine Center, P.C. today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about Botox.