As we age and lose subcutaneous tissue under our skin, the muscles of the face move closer to the surface and exert their forces that cause fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment and works by temporarily paralyzing these muscles.
The result is a smoother more youthful appearance to the skin. Botox is a neurotoxin, as is Dysport and Xeomin, different brand name products with similar actions. Temporally paralyzing the underlying muscles causes the muscles to relax, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox can also be used for a number of medical conditions, including blepharospasm, Bell’s palsy, migraines and excessive sweating. At Lumiere Med Spa, we have extensive experience utilizing Botox, Dysport and Xeomin for all aesthetic and medical applications..