Botox® in Birmingham, MI
Are you bothered by smile lines, frown lines, or crow’s feet? These dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by reduced collagen and underlying muscle action, especially around areas of the face like your forehead, eyes and mouth, can be relaxed effectively with Botox® injections in Birmingham and Troy, MI. At Clarkston Dermatology, we believe that finding the help you need to look and feel your best shouldn’t be hard. That’s why our national award-winning practice offers the most innovative treatments like Botox® from board-certified providers.
What Is Botox®?
Botox® is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the world. This wrinkle relaxer is made from a purified protein known as botulinum, which disrupts how muscles communicate with nerves to temporarily relax dynamic wrinkles. Botox® can’t treat static wrinkles caused by gravity or sun damage, but it’s highly effective at minimizing dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle contracture and reduced collagen production.
Botox® is effective at treating many types of facial wrinkles:
- Frown lines
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
- Bunny lines at the bridge of the nose
- Lipstick lines
In addition to its cosmetic uses, Botox® can also be used to treat conditions such as hyperhidrosis or excess sweating.
How Much Does Botox® Cost in Birmingham, MI?
The cost of Botox® injections in Birmingham depends on the size of the treatment areas and the number of units you need to achieve your aesthetic goals. To find out your individual cost, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation and a custom care plan. For your convenience and to make treatment as affordable as possible, we offer CareCredit® financing.
How Does Botox® Work?
Botox® is a very safe injectable treatment derived from a protein that blocks signals from nerves to muscles responsible for wrinkles. Once target muscles are injected, they can no longer contract and the wrinkles are softened. This also helps new wrinkles from forming at the treatment site. Botox® will remain where it’s injected without spreading elsewhere in the face or body. You will not lose any sensation in the treatment area, either, because Botox® only blocks synapses of nerves responsible for movement, not nerves responsible for feeling.
How Long Will Botox® Results Last?
In general, Botox® results last about three to six months. As the effects of Botox® wear off, muscle action will slowly return and the dynamic wrinkles will appear again. With multiple Botox® treatments, you will likely notice that wrinkles and lines return less severe as the muscles shrink from underuse.
Botox® is one of the most effective treatments available to relax frown lines, smile lines, and crow’s feet for a more refreshed and youthful complexion. At Clarkston Dermatology, we serve men and women in Birmingham and Troy with the belief that finding the help you need to look and feel great shouldn’t be hard. Our compassionate and licensed professionals offer innovative cosmetic treatments like Botox® to give you real results. You can get started with us today by scheduling a free consultation, meeting with your expert guides, and beginning a custom treatment plan. Before your appointment, we invite you to download “The Top 5 Myths About Botox®” to learn more about botulinum toxin injections.