Targeting unwanted fine lines and wrinkles on the face is the best way to combat the unwanted signs of aging. However, not everyone knows their options to restore their youthful appearance. Many men and women in Wilmington, North Carolina, incorrectly believe that the only way to achieve a more youthful look is with plastic surgery procedures such as forehead lifts or facelifts. With Aleta Sloan and her team at United Medical and Aesthetics, patients can learn about the various options, including cosmetic injectables such as Botox. Botox is a wrinkle injection that can be used on many areas of the face to smooth away imperfections of the skin that contribute to an aged look.
Botox is called a neuromodulator used to reduce muscle contractions where it is injected. When muscles contract, they pull on the skin and cause wrinkling. By temporarily relaxing these muscles, Botox can smooth out lines and wrinkles on the skin surface. However, it is vital to note that Botox does not fill in wrinkles as dermal fillers do. Instead, it prevents them from getting worse by relaxing the muscles that cause them.
Botox is commonly used to treat crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows. It can also be used to lift the corners of the mouth, treat a gummy smile, or reduce neck bands. During a consultation with Aleta Sloan and her team, patients can undergo an initial evaluation and determine if they could benefit from Botox facial injections to reduce the appearance of these “dynamic wrinkles” contributed by muscle contraction.
The results of Botox injections are not permanent, but they can last for several months before they start to fade away. Injections are repeated as needed to maintain the changes and help slow aging over time.
Patients with various areas of the face they would like to improve with cosmetic injectables will find that Botox is just one of many available on the market. Dermal fillers are another way to smooth wrinkles and folds and can be used with Botox to achieve dramatic, noticeable results. Dermal fillers are gel-like injections that immediately fill areas where volume loss has resulted in developing a wrinkle or fold anywhere on the face. They are formulated with hyaluronic acid and fade with time, but like Botox, they can also be reinjected to maintain the changes achieved.
Are you interested in learning more about Botox injections and how they can be used to reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, folds, and lines across the face? Now is a great time to connect with Aleta Sloan of Wilmington, North Carolina, to discuss this and other esthetic injectables available at her office. The practice is located at 1908 Eastwood Road Suite 218 and is open to new and returning patients in the community who call (910) 226-0355 to request a visit.
Aleta Sloan is United Medical and Aesthetics' founder, owner, and chief practitioner. Her love and enthusiasm for healthy food and exercise is the driving force that makes her want to assist everyone who walks in through the doors of her practice.
Aleta graduated from one of the country's first PA schools at 23 and became the first PA in Eastern North Carolina. She has sustained her privileges at Carolina East Medical Center for the past 30 years and is dedicated to serving her community in emergency medicine, internal medicine, and cardiology.
Her passion for aesthetic medicine has motivated her to enroll in many hours of continuing education courses. She looks forward to assisting you in all your requirements while assuring that your trust is always in excellent hands, regardless of your goals!