Can I Remove Wrinkles with Injections Instead of a Facelift?

As we continue to get older, we start to notice the wrinkles, lines and creases that form in our face and neck. For some, wrinkles begin to appear earlier than for others and may even seem to be more extreme than what others may experience. Even the smallest wrinkle can become distracting.

The good news is, there are treatments available to help reduce wrinkles and give your skin a more youthful appearance. Dr. Richard J. Brown offers procedures such as facelifts, neck lifts and face implants to help smooth and tighten skin.

But what if you are not ready for a surgical procedure to rid your face of wrinkles? Are there other treatments available that can make a difference?

Related: Get Rid of Your Crow’s Feet the Non-Surgical Way

The answer is yes! Treatments such as Botox injections and other dermal fillers can help to reduce wrinkles by treating the muscles that cause the wrinkles in the first place.

What Causes Wrinkles?

Knowing how wrinkles are caused can help you in choosing which treatment is best for you. For the most part, wrinkles fall into one of two categories: fine surface lines or deep furrows. Some of the most common factors that promote wrinkling include the following:

  • Smoking
  • Skin Type
  • Hereditary
  • Sun Exposure

While it is impossible to avoid wrinkles altogether, you can slow down their onset by not smoking and being cautious when exposed to the sun for long periods of time.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox injections are a very popular way to limit the appearance of wrinkles and give the skin a younger look. Botox actually targets the muscles under the skin that causes the wrinkles. The injections actually work to paralyze those muscles temporarily, which in turn relaxes both the muscle and skin it is attached to. This helps to reduce the look of wrinkles.

Many people have seen great success with Botox injections and continue to come back for more treatments in other areas of their bodies. Experienced doctors like Dr. Brown are able to use Botox effectively without causing the over-treated look that is so often publicized in tabloids.

The effects of Botox are temporary and most people find that they will need to return for another treatment anytime between 3 to 6 months after their initial injections. Your skin type and day-to-day activity can play a role in how long a Botox treatment will last.

Botox isn’t for everyone and some people find that the injections just don’t do enough. This is why it is helpful to work with a certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Brown who can advise you on which treatment would work best for you based on your skin type.

If you have wrinkles on your face or neck that you would rather not see when you look in the mirror, give the office of Dr. Richard J. Brown a call today at ​480-568-3804.