Achieve a Younger-Looking Face With Botox

Many people believe that their only option for achieving a younger-looking face is through plastic surgery, but that’s not the case. At United Medical and Aesthetics, our Wilmington botox clinic offers patients a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Unlike dermal fillers, which plump up the skin’s surface, Botox works to relax the muscles that cause these signs of aging by temporarily blocking nerve impulses and restricting muscle contractions. In turn, this helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, allowing the skin to look more youthful and radiant.

Botox is most often used to treat dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by muscle movement and can be seen as frown lines, crow’s feet, or forehead lines. However, it can also be used to lift the corners of the mouth, reduce a gummy smile or neck bands, and more.

During the treatment, the doctor will inject a small amount of Botox into the targeted area. Some patients may experience minor pain or a little bruising, but these symptoms typically fade within 24 hours. Once the injections are complete, patients can return to their normal daily activities, though they should avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for a few days.

The results of a single treatment will begin to appear within three to six months. Once they do, they will last for up to six months before the effects wear off. However, patients who have regular treatments with the drug can enjoy more lasting effects.

While the cosmetic version of Botox is derived from a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum, the same bacteria that produces a deadly form of food poisoning known as botulism, it is perfectly safe and has many scientific and medical uses. It is injected into the targeted muscle to help relax it.

Besides cosmetic use, the anti-aging neuromodulator has been shown to effectively treat a number of medical conditions, such as predominant eye squints, chronic migraines, urinary incontinence, excessive sweating, and post-stroke limb spasticity. It can even be injected into the scalp to relieve a chronic headache.

If you’re ready to learn more about how Wilmington botox can give you a more youthful appearance, contact us to schedule an initial consultation with one of our skilled providers. Aleta Sloan PA-C is a highly experienced Physician Assistant who brings her expertise from her years of clinical practice in the Emergency room, Internal Medicine and Cardiology to each patient’s unique treatment plan.

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