Troublesome facial lines and ridges like forehead lines or crow’s feet appear when the collagen and elastin within your skin break down, and your muscle movements affect the underlying tissues more. Nagi Ibrahim M.D. in Oceanside, California, uses botulinum toxin products like or similar to Botox® to relax underlying muscles beneath certain fine lines and smooth the skin above. To see if you’re a good candidate for treatment with botulinum toxin, call Nagi Ibrahim M.D., or request an appointment online today for a consultation.
Collagen and elastin are two similar proteins that keep your skin firm and tight, and their decline with age is a major contributor to wrinkles and fine lines. Furthermore, smoking, dehydration, and facial movements contribute to the lines, folds, and ridges that increase when you get older.
Botulinum toxin is an injectable neuromodulator present in many wrinkle-reducing products like Botox, Xeomin®, Dysport®, and other injectables. Neuromodulators only target the wrinkles that come from unconscious muscle-flexing, which includes most of your fine lines. It does not treat larger folds that primarily come from skin loosening and sagging.
After your injections, the targeted muscles relax, and the creases in the overlying skin disappear. The result is a more youthful and smoother complexion.
Botulinum toxin injections calm targeted muscles and prevent them from flexing for a limited time. Your provider at Nagi Ibrahim M.D. marks the injection areas first to be sure they target the correct muscles only and won’t freeze your expression.
As a neuromodulator, botulinum toxin works by preventing the nerve impulses that tell your muscles to flex from ever reaching those muscles. Soon, the product dissipates within your skin, and your fine lines reappear gradually.
During your consultation at Nagi Ibrahim M.D., you should discuss your most pressing concerns with your provider. If they include some of the most common and prominent fine facial lines, botulinum toxin, whether as injections of Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, or another brand, might be the best treatment for you.
Botulinum toxin injections can effectively minimize:
Nagi Ibrahim M.D. can also use botulinum toxin to treat excessive sweating. This often occurs in the armpits or on your palms or soles.
Botox, Xeomin, and other neuromodulators that use botulinum toxin stay active for a long time. Since stopping the aging process entirely is not a current medical possibility, your skin continues to age, and the fine lines eventually redevelop.
Once the results fade after 3-6 months, you can book another appointment at Nagi Ibrahim M.D. for a round of injections. You can continue this process for as long as you’d like.
Fine facial lines won’t go away even with an ideal skin care routine at home. To learn more about botulinum toxin and the areas you can use Botox or other neuromodulators to target, call Nagi Ibrahim M.D., or request an appointment online for a consultation.
*Individual results may vary.