Botox

Regardless of how committed you are when taking care of your face, premature wrinkles are an inevitable part of life. There are three types of wrinkles: dynamic, static, and wrinkle folds. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by the contraction of muscles that are attached to your overlying skin. Every time your muscle contracts, your skin bunches together forming lines between your muscles. The most common dynamic wrinkles form across your forehead, on your cheeks, near the outer corner of your eyes (crow’s feet), and between your eyebrows. Static wrinkles are a result of genetics, poor diet, environmental factors, smoking, sun damage, prolonged dynamic wrinkling, and lack of elasticity. Static wrinkles continue to be visible even after muscle contraction has stopped and that is why they are called “static.” The third type of wrinkle is called a wrinkle fold. The cause of this wrinkle is due to sagging of the underlying facial structures and the most common wrinkle folds are the deep grooves between the nose and mouth known as the naso-labial groove.

Today, there are many treatments on the market that reduce and correct wrinkles and at Shine Cosmetic Surgery; we offer the most advanced technology and latest procedures available. Under the direction of Daniel H. Lin M.D., the cause of your wrinkles will be determined before he recommends an appropriate treatment that will restore your youthful face once again. Most people have a combination of all three types of facial wrinkles but regardless of the degree of correction you need, there is a solution available. Static wrinkles are typically treated with laser skin resurfacing and deeper chemical peels to remove the damaged skin and stimulate new collagen growth while the best corrective measures for wrinkle folds are normally surgical procedures such as cheek or midface lifts. BOTOX®, a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc. and an effective and remarkable treatment for dynamic wrinkles, is a natural protein that relaxes facial muscles by blocking nerve impulses.

Botox® Cosmetic’s active skin smoothing agent is a refined botulism toxin and although it is undeniably a toxin, in small doses it is approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and considered safe for wrinkle treatment. Using a tiny needle, Dr. Lin will inject BOTOX® directly into the muscle of the area to be treated, causing the targeted muscles to be paralyzed. The procedure is quick and it will take a few days to see the beneficial results of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. You will be able to resume your normal routine immediately after your procedure and since BOTOX® is temporary, to maintain your new look they should be repeated every 4-6 months. Minor complications may occur with BOTOX® and any specific risks will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Lin.

Dr. Lin performs all injectable treatments and he is committed to ensuring you are as comfortable as possible during your procedure. To accomplish this, he goes to great lengths to ensure that all of his patients are as comfortable as possible during their treatments. It makes sense that weakening dynamic wrinkle muscles will cause a reduction in the severity of the facial wrinkles however another advantage of BOTOX® is that it can prevent wrinkles from developing altogether when the product is used before the wrinkles form. BOTOX® works by weakening the muscles of facial expressions and once the treated muscles are weakened, the pull of the muscle relaxes and your overlying skin will flatten out. This approach differs from other treatments because by weakening the muscles with BOTOX®, wrinkles are lessened naturally and often disappear altogether. BOTOX® Cosmetic is also effective in suppressing over-active sweat glands and migraine headaches.

When you look in the mirror, if you are concerned with the lines and wrinkles you see you may want to consider BOTOX®. Frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead creases no longer have to be a fact of life for men and women in California or around the country as Dr. Lin is proud to offer his patients BOTOX® injections. The patients at Shine Cosmetic Surgery appreciate Dr. Lin’s expertise training and skill because it allows them the opportunity to achieve the best aesthetic outcome possible. Call Shine Cosmetic Surgery today to rid yourself of those unwanted lines that make you feel older than you really are. BOTOX® is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the United States because it can make you look years younger so call for your appointment today.