You look in the mirror and find that your once-familiar face is increasingly becoming hidden behind deep lines and wrinkles. You’ve heard (and seen) what neurotoxin injections can do for erasing the signs of aging around the brows, eyes, and forehead, but you may be hesitant to give it a try for fear of looking a little less than natural.
At Los Gatos Dermatology, our team of registered nurses, under the guidance of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Bruce Saal, have had great success helping clients achieve an all-natural, more youthful appearance with these injections, which you may know by their brand names, Botox®, Xeomin®, and Dysport®.
The success of neurotoxin injections
When it comes to minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, neurotoxin injections reign supreme with 4.4 million procedures in the United States in 2020 alone. These simple injections rely on botulinum toxin type A to quiet the muscles responsible for forming the many of the lines on the top half of your face.
Called dynamic wrinkles, the lines at the corners of your eyes (crow’s feet), forehead lines, and the lines between your brows initially appear only when you make an expression. Over time, these lines increase in number and in depth and start to become increasingly etched into your skin.
With neurotoxin injectables, we temporarily paralyze the muscles, allowing your skin to relax and smooth over.
Who administers your injections matters
When neurotoxin injectables first burst on the scene two decades ago, many people flocked to the treatment and came away unable to make any facial expressions. Over the past 20 years, we’ve learned much about how to administer the treatment for more natural-looking results.
Since we’re a dermatology practice, we understand better than most about the aging processes in your skin. We also have extensive knowledge of the muscles that lie underneath, which allow us to expertly and strategically administer these injections so you look refreshed and revitalized, not frozen in time.
As important, our team also understands the impact that an injection in one area can have on another. Instead of just targeting one line, we target key muscles that have a much wider effect on wrinkle reduction.
So to answer the question we pose in the title of this blog about whether it’s possible to keep your look natural with neurotoxin injectables, our experience is: Yes! When administered correctly, these injectables can provide you with natural anti-aging results that will keep people guessing.
If you’d like to learn more about neurotoxin injectables and what they can do for your appearance, contact our office in Los Gatos, California, to schedule an appointment.