Botulinum toxin (Botox) treats symptoms of aging in Calgary ABA baby’s face is appealing, in part, due to smooth skin. Thus, we naturally associate wrinkles with aging, no matter at what stage of life they appear. Dr. Folake Pepple and her team at Silverado Medical & Aesthetic Clinic in Calgary AB treat symptoms of aging with botulinum toxin.
What causes wrinkles?Some wrinkles are the result of breakdown of collagen and elastin, fibrous proteins that support skin. As we age, we also lose facial volume. Skin becomes thinner and lax, sagging into folds.
Scientists have identified 21 distinct human facial expressions. Some of them, such as squinting, frowning, and pursing the lips, are repeated hundreds of times a day. As muscles contract, they pull overlying skin into dynamic wrinkles.
This type of wrinkle presents as:
- Vertical lines in the frown area.
- Horizontal lines on the forehead.
- Crow’s feet at the outer corners of eyes.
- Lines radiating from the lips.
Effect of botulinum toxinBotulinum toxin (Botox) is a purified protein injected into precise points on the face to control muscle reaction. When this medication is injected into muscles, it interrupts signals from nerves that cause muscles to contract. As treated muscles relax, surface skin responds accordingly.
During your visit Dr. Pepple will perform a comprehensive assessment and examination of the area of concern. She will advise on the amount of botulinum toxin required to treat the area.
A very fine needle is used for this treatment, so it is well tolerated by most patients. An injection session typically takes half an hour or less. Results begin to appear within a week, and last for about three to four months, depending on the area of the face and your personal traits. This treatment has been cleared for use in Canada for more than 14 years, with an excellent safety record and low risk of side effects.
To learn more about having symptoms of aging treated with botulinum toxin such as Botox, schedule an appointment at Silverado Medical & Aesthetic Clinic in Calgary AB – (844) 314-4891.