The signs of aging have a way of sneaking up on you: one day you look in the mirror and you don’t recognize all those lines and wrinkles staring back at you. At Eagle Dermatology, Gabriel Guerrero, DO, is a board-certified dermatologist and provides patients in Eagle, Idaho, with Botox® and other anti-aging treatments that help reduce lines and wrinkles safely and effectively. Call or schedule a consultation online to see that fresh, younger-looking face in the mirror once again.
Botox gently paralyzes facial muscles under the surface of your skin. The solution is made from a pure strain of botulinum toxin, and when Dr. Guerrero injects it into the treatment area, it forces your muscles to relax. About 24-48 hours after you receive Botox injections, the skin over the treated muscles smooths out, and fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced.
While Botox does relax your facial muscles, it doesn’t take away your ability to make normal expressions. That’s why it’s so important to receive Botox injections from a physician like Dr. Guerrero. He understands how your facial muscles are supposed to function and he’s careful to use just the right amount of Botox, in exactly the right places, for natural-looking results.
For the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, you can expect your Botox injections to last about four months. However, the effects may not last quite as long if you have deeper grooves in your forehead or crow’s feet around your eyes.
Fortunately, after 3-6 months, you can have Botox injections repeated as necessary to maintain the desired effect.
Dysport is another type of anti-aging prescription injection that smooths out moderate to severe frown lines between your eyebrows without affecting the rest of your face — you’ll still be able to move normally and make your usual expressions. Dysport has a reputation for delivering natural results in a single 10- to 20-minute treatment session.
Results from both Botox and Dysport treatments may last up to four months, and downtime is minimal with both services as well.
Dysport works best on men and women under 65. If you have moderate to severe frown lines between your eyebrows, Dysport may be the solution for you. Depending on your skin condition, overall health, and desired outcome, Dr. Guerrero advises you on which approach can effectively minimize your lines and wrinkles.
Whether you choose Botox or Dysport to relax your facial muscles, remember that neither is a permanent solution. You’ll see a natural-looking improvement in lines and wrinkles, but you may need to repeat the injections every several months to keep your desired look.
If you want to reverse the signs of aging, call or book a consultation online today.