Botulinum protein aka "Botox"
keep the lines away and the glow at play
Healthy skin has a natural bounce to it, thanks to tiny support beams underneath called collagen and elastin. Over time, these small fibers are lost thanks to sun, stress, diet, age, etc. This loss of support leads to less bounce and more sag. Two sorts of wrinkles can form when we lose collagen and elastin - dynamic and static wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are formed by natural muscle movement and expression. For example, even children have forehead lines when they raise their eyebrows. Dynamic wrinkles are what give our faces expression and allow others to read our emotions. They are normal, helpful, and often a beautiful part of our appearance.
The problem for us, however, is that as skin loses bounce and muscles get stronger over time, these dynamic wrinkles can form static wrinkles which become etched in the skin. Once there, static wrinkles are harder to treat! Enter botulinum protein, which offers a way to weaken muscle movements, soften dynamic wrinkles as seen in these before and after pictures, and most importantly prevent static wrinkles from forming. When botulinum protein is injected correctly and in a correct dose, the results still lets you express yourself too! When it is further combined with good skin care, collagen production can be increased to improve bounce, skin can be rejuvenated to minimize static lines, and a healthy fresh glow can be restored! In other words, you can be you again!
Botulinum protein works via tiny injections into the muscles that are overactive, for example in the forehead, around the eyes, or between the brows causing furrowing. Once injected, the protein enters the muscle where it reduces the chemical signals causing the muscles to contract. Over several days, the muscles soften, preventing the overlying skin from wrinkling.
what are the
Benefits of Botulinum protein include:
Little to no downtime
Proven safe and effective over a wide range of uses
Relatively painless procedure
Results are temporary (generally 3-4 months) and can be adjusted over time to your needs
At keep-MD all injections are performed by Dr Berger, so you are secure that injections are performed safely and correctly
Candidates for botulinum protein:
are in good overall health
have realistic expectations
don't have a history of neuromuscular disease
are not pregnant or breastfeeding
are not currently suffering from a medical condition