If you’re bothered by lines and wrinkles that emerge with every facial expression you make, you’re not alone. Known as expression lines, these stubborn wrinkles form deep grooves in the muscles beneath your skin and can begin to take over your appearance with each passing year. Fortunately, Dr. Wilson DuMornay and his team of skin care experts can restore the smooth, youthful contours of your face with anti-aging injections at Broward ENT & Aesthetics.

In the right hands, anti-aging injections like BOTOX® can work wonders for your appearance. Made from the neuromodulator botulinum toxin, these are considered to be some of the safest and most effective procedures in the world for reducing the appearance of unwanted expression lines and wrinkles. As they’ve grown in popularity throughout the years, more people are experiencing the exceptional results and smooth, youthful-looking skin these injections provide after a single treatment. 

What Are Neuromodulators Like Botox?

Injectable anti-aging treatments such as BOTOX® is a neuromodulators that works by blocking the nerve impulses within the facial muscles, relaxing them to create a more youthful appearance. Muscle activity around the eyes and forehead causes the development of wrinkles like crow’s feet, laugh lines and frown lines, and repeated muscle movements throughout the years etch these lines deeply beneath the skin. As the skin becomes thinner and drier with age, it’s less able to hide these expression lines and they become more noticeable with every grimace, laugh or smile.

By treating the muscles that cause expression lines and wrinkles to appear in the first place, neuromodulators create smoother, younger-looking skin after just one quick treatment. Decades of use by millions of patients around the world and proven results have made injectables like BOTOX® the top choice for wrinkle reduction, and multiple clinical trials have shown that these agents are safe and reliable for long-term use. To maintain a youthful appearance, injections can be repeated as needed and may even become more effective over time.

How Do Neuromodulators Work?

Neuromodulators such as BOTOX® are made from botulinum toxin, a protein produced by a single-celled bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. After being refined and purified in strictly-controlled laboratory conditions, therapeutic doses are made into a liquid used for anti-aging purposes and the treatment of certain medical conditions.

Botulinum toxin works to reduce the signs of aging by blocking the nerve signals responsible for muscle contractions. By relaxing these muscles, it limits facial movements to smooth the overlying skin and prevent the appearance of expression lines. Injections are localized and won’t spread throughout the body, so neuromodulators are safe to use and will wear off naturally over the following months.

There are several different strains of botulinum toxin, but BOTOX® use botulinum toxin type A for wrinkle reduction. The main differences between these brands are the dosage and formula, but each is effective for reducing expression lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. Dr. DuMornay and his team of skin care experts can help you decide which is right for you during an initial consultation, but we’ve provided a brief overview below so you can learn more about the formulas offered at Broward ENT & Aesthetics. 

Which Treatment is Right for Me?

Your treatment needs to be performed with skill and artistry to create beautiful, natural-looking results that last, so a comprehensive consultation prior to your scheduled appointment is essential to ensure an optimal outcome. Although the differences between BOTOX®  are subtle, you may find that you prefer one brand over another for achieving your desired results.  

During your initial consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic goals, review your medical history and discuss the benefits and risks of your procedure to help plan the treatment that’s right for you. We will also explain the different product choices available to help you choose the best formula for your needs and examine before-and-after photos so you can make an informed decision. Your comfort, safety and satisfaction are our top priorities, so we will also answer any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure so that you feel confident moving forward.

What to Expect During Your Procedure

The procedure for anti-aging injections is quick, simple, and relatively painless. Depending on your areas of concern and the number of injections you receive, treatments typically take less than 15 minutes to complete with no anesthesia or sedation. Each injection lasts just a few seconds and is strategically placed in areas around the eyes, forehead and mouth to maximize your results and limit any discomfort. You may feel a slight pinch with each injection, but the needle used is very small and most patients tolerate the treatment well, even in sensitive areas. After your treatment, you’ll be able to return home and resume all normal activities with no downtime or recovery.

By targeting expressive areas of the face, BOTOX® injections can effectively reduce the appearance of frown lines, laugh lines, and crow’s feet, but may also be used to treat thick neck bands, the jaw muscles, lip lines, marionette lines and a gummy-looking smile. Men have thicker muscles and may require a higher dose of botulinum toxin to achieve their desired results, while women and those getting preventative or maintenance treatments may need less. Dr. DuMornay and his expert clinicians will determine the approach that works for you best depending on your aesthetic goals.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect?

BOTOX®  treatments take some time to settle before taking effect, but you should notice a visible improvement not long after your procedure. Maximum results will be visible after about two weeks and last for approximately three months. After three to four months, you’ll feel a gradual return of muscle movement in treated areas, but your results can be prolonged with maintenance or follow-up treatments. With subsequent treatments, some patients experience even longer-lasting results as the botulinum toxin works to “train” the facial muscles, causing them to relax more easily over time. Therefore, you may need fewer injections at less frequent intervals to achieve your desired results with repeat treatments.

 BOTOX® is highly effective at treating dynamic, expressive lines that appear with facial movements. If you also have static wrinkles that are visible when your face is at rest, botulinum toxin injections can be performed alongside other anti-aging procedures such as dermal fillers for more dramatic rejuvenation of the face. Depending on your needs, Dr. DuMornay can recommend a comprehensive treatment plan to help you achieve smoother, more youthful skin free of line and wrinkles.

What to Expect After Your Treatment

After your BOTOX® treatment, you may experience some mild swelling and bruising at the injection sites. This is completely normal and doesn’t generally require any downtime or recovery. Depending on the areas treated, you may have to limit exercise immediately after your appointment and avoid lying down for at least four hours. It is also important not to massage or rub the treated areas to reduce the risk of infection and prevent the solution from spreading to the surrounding muscles. If that happens, you could experience temporary side effects such as droopy eyelids. Complications are rare, but if you have any questions or concerns after your treatment, don’t hesitate to contact our office right away.

Contact Broward ENT & Aesthetics

Are you ready to learn more about BOTOX® and how these treatments can enhance your appearance? With an emphasis on natural-looking results, balanced features and facial symmetry, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wilson DuMornay can help you achieve the smooth, youthful-looking skin you’ve always wanted. To schedule your consultation, contact or call Broward ENT & Aesthetics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at (954) 466-7312.