Facial skin wrinkling is perhaps the most prominent sign of aging. We cannot stop aging, but we can slow it down. Wrinkles begin to develop in our twenties, and as we age, they become more prominent. They are a natural result of repetitive facial muscle movement during facial expression throughout life. For instance, “crow’s feet” and “smile lines” develop along the anatomic path of the facial muscles responsible for smiling.
Similarly, “frown lines” develop after repeated frowning over the years. Initially, these wrinkles appear only when you smile or frown. But years later, these wrinkles become etched into the skin and permanent.
With neuromodulation, also called chemical denervation, a molecule (botulinum toxin) such as Botox®, Jeauveau®, or Dysport® is injected through the skin into the facial muscles to make them relax. This reduces wrinkling during facial expression and--even more importantly—prevents dynamic wrinkles from becoming permanent, highlighting the preventive aspect of this treatment for all ages.
How long does it last? When the appropriate dose is injected, effects should last for three to four months; the most common reason behind shorter-lasting effects is under-dosing, especially in men, as they require higher doses due to muscle thickness and testosterone effects. Other essential factors include genes and lifestyle (working out, tanning, sauna, and steam room). Every patient is unique, and your first Botox treatment is a learning curve for you and Dr. Abdullah.
What sets Dr. Abdullah apart from the rest? He is an expert at men's botox (AKA "botox"), which is vastly different from women's botox due to different aesthetic standards for men, as well as different sex hormone levels. By employing physician-grade knowledge in facial muscle anatomy, he will make sure that your eyebrows don't look like those of the Kardashians, which is what we are unfortunately seeing in many men who are getting their botox from women-focused high-volume one-size-fits-all type med spas.
Price: Dr. A needs to examine you and provide a comprehensive aesthetic consult to determine your required units. However, men usually need 70-80 units, and women usually need 50-70 units. Currently, we charge $10/unit.
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