Botox®: Still No. 1 in Remedying Frown Lines and Crow's Feet After All These Years

Botox has been the top treatment for frown lines and crow’s feet for nearly two decades, with a record of success that’s virtually unmatched and that boasts millions of very happy patients.

We’re proud to continue the Botox tradition at Elite Dermatology in Katy, Kingwood and Tomball, TX because we’re dedicated to providing only the top treatments for our patients.

When it comes to rejuvenating your appearance by diminishing deep wrinkles that make you look old and cranky, nothing does the job better than Botox. Here are the top reasons for its success.

Reason No. 1: A long history of safety makes Botox a favorite

Botox was originally approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat a muscle disorder in the eyelid called blepharospasm. That was back in 1989, and it was just the start, as experts began to find other muscle problems that were relieved by Botox.

Along the way, something unexpected happened: Blepharospasm patients began to lose their frown lines after receiving Botox for their eyelid spasms.

That discovery triggered more research into its effect on wrinkles, followed by years of off-label use of Botox for cosmetic treatments. In 2002, Botox was approved by the FDA, which meant it could be officially marketed to treat lines and wrinkles.

So how is that related to Botox’s long-standing popularity? Because FDA approval means Botox is safe — approval is only given when extensive testing proves the product is safe and effective.

Considering treatment for blepharospasm involves injections of Botox into the eyelid and around the eye — and it has been used for years — it’s clear that Botox is safe and effective. But it’s still good to know that it’s proven to be a reliable therapy before you decide to get injections to treat facial wrinkles.

Our patients and millions of others around the world who have undergone Botox treatment know they can rely on Botox to safely and reliably enhance their appearance.

Reason No. 2: The way Botox works makes it the best for frown lines and crow’s feet

When you look in the mirror and see crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead furrows,you’re seeing dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles develop over time as you repeatedly use the same muscles to form facial expressions.

Every time you frown, squint, scrunch your forehead, and express surprise, specific muscles pull on your skin, creating creases that visibly show your emotions. Combined with the natural loss of skin strength and elasticity as you get older, these muscle-based creases become wrinkles.

Botox works perfectly for dynamic wrinkles because it gets to the root cause — the muscles responsible for the wrinkles.

When Botox is injected, it blocks nerve signals that trigger muscle contractions. As a result, the muscles relax and the wrinkles caused by those muscles disappear.

Other injectables, such as dermal fillers, only plump up your skin and restore volume. Although they’re highly effective for other wrinkles, they don’t help the moderate-to-severe dynamic wrinkles that are eliminated with Botox.

Reason No. 3: Quick results with one fast treatment make Botox the preferred treatment

Your Botox treatment only takes about 15 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. And after such a quick treatment, you don’t need to take downtime.

Afterward, the injection sites may be slightly red, swollen, or bruised, but you can cover them with makeup and get back to your normal routine as soon as your session is finished.

You won’t need to wait long for results either. You’ll notice a significant difference in the treated wrinkles in 24-48 hours. Then you can look forward to your refreshed appearance lasting three to four months.* You’ll have a hard time finding any other cosmetic option that delivers such fabulous results in such a short time.

Although Botox gradually wears off, you can get another treatment as soon as your results fade. In fact, many of our patients get longer-lasting results with subsequent Botox treatments.

Reason No. 4: Natural-looking results make our patients very happy

When they come in for a Botox consultation, our patients are concerned about whether they’ll still look natural afterward. The answer is “Yes!”

When Botox is injected by the experts at Elite Dermatology, a small dose is used to precisely target a few specific muscles. You’ll retain the full use of all your other facial muscles, which means you’ll still have normal facial expressions.

No one will ever suspect you had any work done after a Botox treatment. You’ll look like your natural self, only better, because you’ll appear younger and more vibrant.

When you’re ready to diminish frown lines and crow’s feet, call the team at Elite Dermatology or book an appointment online.

*Individual results may vary.

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