For many years now, Botox® has successfully treated wrinkles and facial creases for people looking for a refreshed, younger appearance. This staple among aesthetic injectables relaxes the muscles that are the cause of wrinkles. It provides similar results as other brand products, such as Xeomin®, Dysport®, and Jeuveau®. But most people recognize the original brand name which, like Kleenex for facial tissues, has become synonymous with wrinkle removal by neurotoxins.
At Zenn Plastic Surgery, Mary Shaver, a certified advanced injector of dermal fillers, offers 18+ years of aesthetic injectable experience and artistry to patients. Mary devises a completely individualized plan for each and every patient.
How Botox Works
The botulinum toxin is injected into targeted areas of your face to stop muscles from contracting. This happens because the Botox molecule blocks signals from nerves to the muscle tissues so they cannot contract. And this stops the tissue movement that forms wrinkles. This leaves you looking immediately younger, fresher, rested and revitalized.
Botox is a non-surgical treatment that addresses facial features to include forehead lines, “eleven’s” or frown lines and crow’s feet. Tiny lines like these are among the first to show your age.
Botox can also be used by these advanced injectors to open the shape of the eye, raise the brow, raise the corners of the lips, weaken and diminish lip wrinkles, make the upper lip have more of a prominence (“lip flip”), and even diminish the prominence of wide jaws by their effect on the masseter muscle.
Imagine being able to fight the changes of time in how you present yourself to the world. And attain a more youthful image looking back at you in the mirror! Unfortunately, lines caused by gravity or sun damage do not respond well to this treatment.
Why Go to An Aesthetic Nurse Specialist to Provide This Non-Surgical Treatment?
While Dr. Zenn is an expert in surgery, Mary Shaver is an expert nurse injector with 2 decades of experience only performing injections. She is recognized as one of the best aesthetic injection specialists in the Raleigh Triangle area! Mary is known for her gentle touch so you will not need any anesthesia and will feel little to no discomfort. Needles used for targeted areas are quite fine in diameter, making the process an easy one for the immediate results you want. And the Botox procedure only takes a matter of minutes for months of enjoyment!
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Botox and other neurotoxins, for minimization of fine lines on the face. There are subtle differences between the different neurotoxins and Mary has experience with them all and can guide product selection.
To determine whether you make a good candidate for one product or the other, your professional, certified aesthetic injector Mary Shaver provides a one-on-one complimentary consultation. And during your consultation, she will examine the condition of your skin and facial structure. Mary then discusses skin care, filler, and neurotoxin options and helps you understand the benefits and expectations for each.
Botox, Xeomin, Dysport or Jeuveau…
Which Neurotoxin is Right For Me?
All types of injectable neurotoxin work well for elimination of lines occurring because of repetitious muscle use, such as in facial expressions. Some patients just do better with one product over the others. And this is something you will discover for yourself over time.
All of these neurotoxins, Botox, Xeomin, Dysport or Jeuveau do provide treatment in the same manner. They relax your facial muscles by blocking nerve impulses used in contractions. As a result, your muscles temporarily relax and stop moving, thereby reducing line appearance. The target muscles do little more than cause wrinkles so good riddance! Odd facial appearances, altered smile, drooling and all the scary things you hear about Botox are signs of an inadequate injector. Hence, experience certainly does matter!
Say, Good Riddance Wrinkles!
Of course, these temporary effects wear off in several months. After 3 to 4 months, you slowly start seeing your lines appear again as the nerve impulses start reaching the muscle again. This is why you need ongoing maintenance injections every three to six months to maintain your smoother and more youthful look. And once you see those wrinkles gone you will want to maintain that look.
The cornerstone of Mary’s expertise is knowing which products and techniques will give you the best result. Mary will create an individual treatment plan which may include the use of Botox alone, or in combination with injectable dermal fillers (ie. Juvederm, Restylane, etc). While neurotoxins paralyze muscles, fillers add youthful volume to the face and can also help to diminish and remove wrinkles by filling them. Some of the most powerful effects can be seen using both approaches. Only an injector with years of experience with each of these products can safely and effectively give you that youthful, well-rested look that will keep your friends guessing. Mary understands your desire to appear more youthful and vibrant, no matter your age. You will love the results and will get a boost of self-confidence!
Interested in learning more about Botox or dermal fillers? Maybe you’ve been considering a non-surgical lip augmentation?