As we age unwanted lines and wrinkles become visible on our faces, specifically across the forehead area, around the eyes, and between the eyebrows. Over time, these creases can become more pronounced, leaving many unsatisfied with their appearance.
The good news is that there are ways to slow and sometimes even reverse the inevitable signs of aging. One of the most popular and proven ways to achieve smoother, younger-looking skin is through Botox injections, which aim to soften fine lines and wrinkles.
The staff at Saguaro Dermatology are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care, innovative practices, helpful resources, and state-of-the-art technology to prevent and treat a multitude of skin disorders for patients in the Phoenix and Mesa area. Our physicians are experienced in Botox treatment and are ready to help you achieve the look you desire.
Botox is the most common brand name for Botulinum toxin type A. Botulinum toxin injections are an FDA-approved neuromodulator treatment for lines and wrinkles that form in the upper face area. As we age and continue to make facial expressions, the facial muscles pull and fold the overlying skin creating visible creases. Botox works by blocking the nerve signals to the muscle in which it was injected. Without a signal, the muscle is not able to contract, resulting in diminished unwanted facial wrinkles. This results in smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
How is a Botox Injection Procedure Performed?
On the surface, Botox injections are quite simple, but should only be administered by experienced healthcare professionals. At Saguaro Dermatology, our physicians will work with you to determine which muscles need to be treated. A very thin needle is then used to precisely inject small amounts of Botox into the specified muscles.
Cosmetic Botox treatment usually takes 10-20 minutes. The number of injections you need will depend on your facial features and the extent of your wrinkles. Physicians at Saguaro Dermatology in Phoenix and Mesa will work with you to create a customized treatment plan to meet your needs.
Looking for Botox in Phoenix or Mesa, Arizona?
Cosmetic Botox candidates looking to receive Botox treatment are healthy adults who wish to improve or prevent visible signs of aging on their face. They experience unwanted lines and wrinkles on their forehead, between the eyebrows, around the eyes, etc. Botox patients do not desire to undergo more invasive treatment such as facial surgery.
Botox is not recommended for those who are pregnant or nursing, those who have neuromuscular diseases, or those who have active skin issues in areas of treatment such as acne or psoriasis.