Botulinum Toxins for Muscle Relaxation
Years of squinting, concentrating, or frowning can cause your skin to furrow and crease. Did your mother tell you to stop scowling? Are you mystified when colleagues wonder why you seem annoyed and angry much of the time? These furrows have less to do with age than with the strength of your muscles and your tendency to use them. As time passes, your skin becomes less elastic and your muscles stronger and larger, and those moderate to severe frown lines remain—even when your muscles aren’t contracting. With BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport botulinum toxins, you can get real, noticeable results and still look like yourself. So, you can still frown or look surprised, but without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
Dr. Clark's patients know she is especially skilled at relaxing these muscles without making you look frozen or paralyzed. There are advanced techniques that allow the brows to lift or curve a bit more when appropriate (but without the 'Spock' look!), rather than become depressed. Forehead creases can soften, smile lines and undereye shadows and wrinkles can become less apparent, the line across the bridge of the nose can dissipate, the hooded eyelid can be lifted, and upper and lower lip lines can become more shallow. It is even possible to make a gummy smile less obvious, and lift a drooping nose tip. The corners of the mouth can be lifted, and a pebbly chin can be smoothed. Lines across the neck and neck bands can be softened and lifted. An enlarged jawline can be diminished, which often helps those that don't want a square-faced look or who grind their teeth. Even chest creases can be diminished.
The principle behind our practice is less is more. Dr. Clark would prefer to create less of an effect, and have to top it up, than to do too much and have side effects. Since you pay by the unit, this saves you money as well as unwanted effects. You will return for an office visit at no charge to assess results, and a personalized plan for your ongoing treatment can thus be created. EVERY patient has a different face, and therefore no two treatment plans are the same.
We think these treatments give terrific, natural results, and so do our patients! We look forward to meeting you for a consultation very soon! Contact Us