At ArtfulSurgery, more and more men are requesting Botox injections to get rid of pesky wrinkles around their eyes and forehead. It is a popular treatment options because it’s quick, it’s straightforward, and, most importantly, it’s effective.
There are two types of wrinkles: static and dynamic. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by the repeated use of a particular muscle, like when we frown, or by a muscle that is tense and overfiring. Botox, Xeomin® and Dysport are cosmetic injectables designed to relax and release these targeted muscles in order to smooth away unwanted wrinkles.
The main ingredient in Botox, Xeomin® & Dysport is Botulinum Toxin A, a neuromodulator FDA-approved for cosmetic and medical injection. Wrinkle Relaxer injections effectively relax the muscles causing or holding a wrinkle in place by blocking the nerve signals telling the muscle to fire. This causes the muscle to release, which results in the treated area returning to a smooth, youthful appearance.
Because Botox, Xeomin® and Dysport relax the muscles responsible for frown lines, crow’s feet, and other dynamic wrinkles, new wrinkles will not form with regularly scheduled applications. Wrinkle Relaxers are a safe, popular way to halt the signs of facial aging.
Botox, Xeomin® and Dysport are a highly effective solution for dynamic wrinkles as well as static wrinkles. Patients who may also be experiencing static wrinkles can seek Botox treatments to turn back the clock on facial aging. Static wrinkles are a result of lost volume and skin elasticity, which can be caused by a wide variety of factors such as smoking, sun exposure, stress, and time. In some cases, static wrinkles are best treated by another type of injectable known as a dermal filler. Dermal fillers are designed to restore lost volume to the skin, augment a patient’s facial features, and create a more healthy, youthful contour.
Dr. Elizabeth Lee artfully combines dermal fillers with wrinkle relaxers to achieve full facial rejuvenation. Dr. Lee tailors every skin rejuvenation treatment to complement her patients’ natural features and maintain their youthful appearance for years to come!
It’s a misconception that Botox is only for women. A 2013 Botox assessment found that approximately one out of ten Botox patients are male, and Dr. Lee can attest to the fact that this number is rising, especially in the Bay Area. More and more men are getting Botox to improve their appearance as male plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments are rising in popularity as a whole as well.
Dr. Lee performs Botox injections for men differently than women since they have different aesthetic goals. Many men find that Botox makes them look less stern and allows them to age more attractively. Plus, properly administered injections result in a natural-looking youthful appearance, so nobody has to know.
Botox is effective at treating many of the lines, wrinkles, and creases that become more and more apparent with age. Think of it this way: every little facial expression – a smile, frown, squint, or laugh – contracts muscles in the face. These repeated contractions over time lead to the development of wrinkles that make the face appear older. Plus, a vast amount of facial contractions are subconscious, so it is impossible to fight them without a little help.
Botox can reduce and potentially prevent the appearance of:
Botox can be used to treat dynamic lines that form around these areas as a result of facial movement. It may not be a good treatment option for deep creases, such as nasolabial folds or marionette lines around the mouth.
Further testing of Botox’s many uses has yielded substantial results in the treatment of neck bands. Botox can be injected to help relax the platysma muscle, a muscle in the neck that contributes to the appearance of a “turkey neck.” However, it is important to keep in mind that this “Botox neck lift” is not permanent and that it won’t help correct excess sagging skin or fat pockets. It also will not provide the same results as a neck lift. Botox is ideal for men without submental fat and have good elasticity in their skin.
Another relatively new use of Botox is for the treatment of an overly gummy smile. A gummy smile is a smile defined by more than two millimeters of gum showing when someone grins. Botox can correct this by being injected into the muscles that control contractions of the upper lip. By temporarily paralyzing these contractions, the gum stays covered when the patient smiles.
Botox is not only suitable for cosmetic purposes. Studies have found Botox to also be effective at treating:
Wrinkle Relaxers are a highly popular option for patients who want to elegantly erase signs of aging and rejuvenate their appearance.
Benefits of Botox include:
Botox, Xeomin® or Dysport are easily combined with dermal fillers for complete facial rejuvenation in a single, easy session.
Botox has a wide variety of uses which makes it a viable treatment option for many men concerned with the appearance of wrinkles on their face, or experience a physical annoyance such as muscle spasms. It has been approved by the U.S. government for use on people ages 18-65. Candidates should have realistic expectations of what to anticipate following a Botox injection, such as the length of results. In order to determine whether or not a patient would be a good candidate for Botox, please request a Botox consultation at our Lafayette location.
If you are interested in Botox, or any other facial rejuvenation option, we invite you to schedule a private consultation at ArtfulSurgery today.
Candidates for Botox are in overall good health and open to the results of a cosmetic procedure.
During your private consultation at ArtfulSurgery, Dr. Elizabeth Lee will answer any questions that you may have about Botox, or any other facial rejuvenation treatments that interested you. Dr. Lee will talk with you about your goals for your appearance so that she can custom-tailor a treatment that will both achieve your desired results and complement your unique features. She will examine your face and go over your medical history with you in order to determine if the chosen treatment is the best fit possible. Photos may also be taken during your consultation to help determine your best treatment plan. Dr. Lee looks forward to helping you achieve your ideal cosmetic outcomes!
A face and neck lift are often performed during a single surgery. A facelift is a rejuvenating procedure that will leave you looking significantly younger. As we age, the skin of our face loses elasticity. This is due to the body decreasing the production of important skin proteins, acids, and other elements as well as the effects of gravity on the skin over time. The result is sagging skin that can make you look and feel older than you truly are.
A facelift includes strategic incisions hidden in the hairline. Through these incisions, excess skin and tissues will be removed. The remaining skin will be lifted and pulled back to provide you with taut, smooth results.
A neck lift and facelift will leave you with defined facial contours and much fewer wrinkles. If you are concerned about the wrinkles and creases appearing along your face and neck, a neck and facelift will transform the way you appear in a single treatment.
No downtime is required following a treatment with Botox.
Try to reduce sun exposure and wear proper sun protection in the weeks following your treatment. Minor bruising may occur around the treatment area, but this will subside after a short period of time. Do not touch or massage your treatment areas until at least 24 hours after you receive your injectable. Do not lie down for the first four hours following your treatment.
You will be allowed to return to work or your usual schedule immediately following your Botox treatment!
Patients who receive Botox will notice that their targeted wrinkles have vanished, achieving a smoother, calmer, more youthful look. The best results will usually be seen within one to three days.
Results of a treatment with Botox or Dysport last on average for four to six months. Dr. Lee can work with you to create a long-term treatment plan that will maintain the results of your Wrinkle Relaxers treatment for years to come!
Are you battling to maintain your distinguished and yet, experienced look but don’t know where to start and don’t have the time to figure it out? Fillers may be just the ticket to smooth out some of those lined areas and make your face look tighter.
Looking at the photo below, long lasting filler products can take years off your appearance.
Here at ArtfulSurgery, we utilize a full range of injectible products, and are experts in choosing the one to best treat your individual needs. Good rejuvenation is not just science, it is art. Elizabeth S. Lee, MD brings the art to ArtfulSurgery.
Whether from the Juvederm or Restylane family of products, or Radiesse, facial fillers add immediate volume and provide long lasting results by stimulating your natural collagen production over time.
Over 90% of satisfied patients on Realself.com are happy they made the time to get themselves treated. To discuss your options and your personalized plan, schedule your consultation with Dr. Lee today.
The Botulinum toxin A has been approved for cosmetic use since 1989. Botox are two highly popular choices for patients looking to treat their facial wrinkles and rejuvenate their appearance. Botox and Dysport Wrinkle Relaxers are FDA-approved. Side effects are rare. The highly trained staff at ArtfulSurgery are always available to answer any questions you may have about the safety of a Wrinkle Relaxer treatment. Our goal is to make you feel as knowledgeable and comfortable as possible before making any cosmetic decision.
Wrinkle Relaxers like Botox are neuromodulators that are FDA-approved for cosmetic use. These neuromodulators will block the signals from the brain to a targeted muscle. This safely and effectively relaxes the tight or overactive muscle. Wrinkle Relaxers last for up to six months in the body. Patients can extend the rejuvenating results of their Wrinkle Relaxers with maintenance treatments. If you are interested in learning more about what your personalized treatment with Wrinkle Relaxers will look like, call ArtfulSurgery today.
Wrinkle Relaxers usually take effect during the first three days following their injection. Depending on the patient, the injection may take effect shortly after treatment, or it may take more time.
The price of a Botox treatment will depend on the specific details of your personalized treatment plan. Once Dr. Lee has a good understanding of your goals for your appearance and assesses the aesthetic needs of your facial structure, she will create a treatment plan that will achieve your goals and complement your natural appearance. Details include the number of treatments you plan to receive, whether you will be receiving additional complementary treatments of dermal fillers, and how much Botox or Dysport will be administered to achieve your desired results.
If you are interested in learning more about the anti-aging benefits of Botox, we invite you to schedule a private consultation at ArtfulSurgery today.