Frowning, concentrating and squinting can create severe wrinkles between the eyebrows, on the forehead and at the side of the eyes (crow’s feet).
Fortunately, Valley Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa offers Botox in the Baltimore area to help women and men successfully erase lines caused by years of constant muscle contraction in these areas.
About Forehead Wrinkles and Crow’s Feet
Squinting and frowning when you’re a child doesn’t seem to have any lasting effect on your appearance. The repeated contraction of the brow muscles for years, however, produces an accordion effect on the overlying skin. Deep creases, also known as glabellar lines, frown lines or 11s (because the vertical creases resemble the number 11), form in the skin.
Before you know it, your expressive wrinkles start becoming permanent even when the muscles are at rest.
Squinting (and even expressing happiness with smiling and laughing) can likewise contribute to the sunburst array of lines at the corners of the eyes that we know as crow’s feet.
Improvement with Botox
Botox produces a smoother appearance usually within 3 to 7 days, with the full impact being seen after a month as progressive effacement of the more ingrained lines continues.
Injecting Botox into the muscles responsible for frown lines and crow’s feet temporarily blocks nerve impulses. This relaxes the muscles and reduces wrinkles that cause the face to look stern or upset. The result is a refreshed and more youthful look. Many people also experience a subtle yet definite lifting of the eyebrows after treating the forehead with Botox. This effect enhances the natural arch of the brow and gives a brighter appearance to the eyes.
Botox creates a noticeable improvement for as long as 4 months. And Botox is not only for women. Men commonly receive Botox treatments to achieve greater vitality and youthfulness in their appearance.
Botox does not completely prevent muscle movement. It reduces muscle activity to produce smoother skin and a rejuvenated appearance. Dr. Wells uses her aesthetic skill and her experience with Botox to produce results that look naturally beautiful.
You may want to combine Botox injections with other treatments for a more complete revitalization. Related options include chemical peels, Latisse eyelash enhancement and fillers and injectables such as Juvéderm, Radiesse and Laviv.
Her rare combination of impeccable training, keen aesthetic sensibilities, technical skill and precision in plastic surgery sets this Baltimore surgeon apart from the rest.
To learn about non-surgical facelift alternatives in Baltimore, such as Botox, request a consultation online or call our office at (410) 628-8200. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alyson Wells is glad to assist you in identifying the ideal cosmetic enhancement for you.