Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet. Many may have heard of Botox, which is an injectable that works beneath the surface and treats the muscle activity that causes these wrinkles. Both men and women today are using Botox as treatment for frown lines, forehead lines, and crows feet. Over time, the results is the smoothing of skin in treated areas, leaving you wrinkle free!
What exactly is Botox? As a powerful neurotoxin that can ease overactive muscles, Botox was originally used by ophthalmologists to treat crossed or wandering eyes. After it was found to be effective in reducing wrinkles, the FDA later approved to be used as a cosmetic procedure in 2002. Botox Cosmetic, commonly referred to as Botox, is actually the popular brand name of the toxin developed by Allergan. Botox Cosmetic is cleared by the FDA to treat the frown lines between the eye brows and the crows feet or smile line adjacent to your eyes. Additional treatment areas on the face are considered off-label, but there are a number of other areas to safely place Botox to achieve a more youthful appearance. Other toxins have been developed with slightly different formulations by other FDA cleared companies in the United States, such as Dysport and Xeomin.
I know I know…you’re asking what the bad part is? The bad thing about Botox is that you’ll end up loving it! While some injectables like filler last 6-24 months, Botox and other forms alike typically wear off within 4-6 months requiring additional treatments to maintain to smooth skin where wrinkles may be trying to form.
This month you and a friend can receive $50 off of a Botox treatment with a minimum purchase of 25 units. Here’s how to qualify!! If you are a WDC patient and ready for a Botox treatment, you can save $50 by bringing a friend that is NEW to Wilmington Dermatology Center. Your friend will also receive $50 off of their treatment with a minimum purchase of 25 units. No exceptions, the friend must be new to WDC. There are only 25 coupons for this special, so the first 25 to respond and schedule and appointment will receive this incredible savings!! You will also receive 200 Brilliant Distinction points with treatment. If you do not have a Brilliant Distinctions account, you can register on-line at BrilliantDistinctionsProgram.