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Why You Should Schedule a BOTOX® Treatment in Lee's Summit
We offer BOTOX® treatment in Lee's Summit. We live in a society that places great emphasis on appearances. If you live in the western part of Missouri and want to look a few years younger than you do now, a BOTOX® treatment in Lee's Summit can help you to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. One of the consequences of the natural aging processes is that one's skin begins to lose its elasticity. As a result fine lines, commonly and unflatteringly called "crow's feet," begin to appear at the corners of one's eyes. Once fine lines in the forehead gradually deepen causing the appearance of a perpetual frown. Exposure to the sun, a lack of moisture and the pull of gravity all accelerate the problem.
Helping Reverse the Effects of Aging
Anyone who wishes to smooth out or minimize fine lines and wrinkles on the face has two options... plastic surgery or BOTOX®. There is no question that, by removing excess facial skin and tightening the underlying muscle and tissues, plastic surgery can almost literally give you back the fact you had ten years ago. However, it is, by far, the more radical of the two procedures performed under general anesthesia. It is an invasive procedure that involves cutting into the skin with the resultant stitches, bruising and swelling. And a much longer recovery period than our solution.
What is BOTOX® and How Does It Work?
On the other hand, BOTOX® is an ideal non-invasive solution for patients who want to look a few years younger than they are. Approved by the FDA in 1989, it reduces the appearance of fine lines around the eyes and mouth and smoothes out fine lines on the forehead.
If you have a BOTOX® treatment in Lee's Summit, we will first mark the area that is to be treated. We will then use an extremely fine needle to inject the substance into the muscles just under the skin. While this may sound alarming, the needle is so fine that only the slightest prick is felt, and no anesthesia is required.
The above-mentioned muscles do not have a vital role but are simply used when one is tense, angry or stressed. The problem being that we tend not to let our faces relax often enough. For example, we often fall into the habit of frowning, squinting or clamping our jaw, all of which overuses these muscles and creates lines and wrinkles on the face. It may surprise many people to know that, for example, vertical lip lines can be caused, or at least exacerbated by, repeatedly pursing one's lips by drinking through a straw, smoking, or whistling.
BOTOX® relaxes the responsible muscles by blocking the signal from the nerves. As a result, the muscle cannot contract, and the wrinkles soften, making you look less tense and more relaxed. If there are deeper lines and furrows, it can be combined with fillers like Restylane, which add volume and fullness, and can help correct even severe facial wrinkles.
The effects of a BOTOX® treatment in Lee's Summit is very quick and dramatic. However, the effects are very subtle and very natural. While others will notice that something is making you look younger, they will not be able to pinpoint what exactly the changes are or what you did.
While these treatments are not a permanent fix, they do last for several months.