Friday, August 19, 2016

The Botox Difference: How It Works

Botox has been used by many women to smooth unwanted wrinkles and other facial lines with great results. Yet there are still some myths when it comes to what Botox is and what it isn’t. Here’s a closer look at Botox and, specifically, how it compares to dermal fillers.

Botox vs. Dermal Fillers

Created from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, Botox is a prescription drug administered by a doctor or RN, and is effective in treating both cosmetic and health issues. It’s injected into the muscle and will temporarily smooth facial wrinkles, lines on the forehead, and frown lines. It has also been used to treat disorders such as severe and uncontrollable muscle contractions. For Botox in Los Angeles CA, Dr. Berkley is the local expert when it comes to treatments.

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are designed to generate a new fullness to your face. They create rounder lips, smooth out facial creases, and enhance shallow contours. Fillers provide many of the advantages of a surgical facelift, but in a much less invasive way. At Dr. Berkley Skin and Body, most of our fillers are made of a clear gel that’s made from a material found naturally in the skin.

How Botox Works

Botox is injected into the targeted muscles and paralyzes or weakens them by intercepting signals sent to certain nerves. New and unwanted lines are prevented because the muscles can no longer contract. It also helps eliminate wrinkles that already exist in the targeted area. This effect can last as long as a year.

Botox is considered an effective treatment for people of all ages. Candidates should first consult an expert to make sure that they’re able to receive the injections. But the results in treating frown lines, smile lines, wrinkles, while making the skin look younger and boosting self-confidence, have been proven effective for most people.

To learn more, and to see if you might benefit from Botox injections, book an appointment at Dr. Berkley Skin + Body.

Dr. Berkely offers a wide range of services, from Botox and dermal fillers, to laser hair removal, chemical peels, body contouring, and much more.

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