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If wrinkles are making you appear older than you’d like, Jessica Goerig, MS PA-C, and Ryan Goerig, MD, at Dana Point Dermatology offer Botox treatments for patients who seek to improve their appearance by eliminating wrinkles, such as frown lines and crow’s feet. The team takes the time to discuss your preferences and tailor the treatments to your skin care needs. Call the Dana Point, California, office today or schedule an appointment online to see if Botox is the right option for you.
Botox is a drug prepared from botulinum toxin that temporarily stops muscles from contracting. The cosmetic form of Botox is used to weaken and relax muscles, which significantly diminishes or eliminates fine lines and wrinkles.
The team uses a precise dose of the drug; just enough to achieve the desired result while maintaining your ability to make natural facial expressions. The Botox effect lasts about 3-4 months, so you may choose to have another treatment as time goes on.
Different types of lines and wrinkles develop on your face as you get older. One type, called dynamic wrinkles, form as you use the muscles responsible for facial expressions.
These muscles are attached to skin so they can change your features to smile, frown, squint, scrunch your forehead, or make any of the numerous possible expressions.
As constant muscle motions are repeated, skin becomes creased. The crease is temporary at first, but it becomes permanent as aging skin loses strength and elasticity.
While other procedures designed to diminish signs of aging can improve these deep, muscle-caused wrinkles, they will reappear quickly as you continue to use the same muscles.
This means that Botox is the best way to improve the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead furrows, and deep bands that form on the neck.
Your provider at Dana Point Dermatology has an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and how each muscle in the face works with its neighboring muscle.
When you meet with the team at Dana Point Dermatology, they'll take the time to discuss your treatment options and fully explain what you can expect during Botox treatment.
Your provider injects Botox into precise areas of specific muscle fibers so that wrinkles are treated without affecting any other muscle functions. They calculate the right dose for you to make sure you look your very best.
The team at Dana Point Dermatology has extensive experience administering Botox injections to ensure your safety and satisfaction.
If you’re concerned about your appearance or have questions about Botox, call Dana Point Dermatology or book online to schedule your appointment.