Can Botox® Improve Skin Quality?
A recent study conducted by Canadian doctors shows that Botox® increases skin quality as well as decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. Just as Botox® temporarily diminishes fine lines and wrinkles it also temporarily reverses skin aging. This is great news, the Sonata Skin & Body team in Broomfield, Colorado, is all about helping our clients continually improving skin quality even as they reduce wrinkles and increase collagen production with more traditional treatments such as Botox®/Dysport® and fillers.
The doctors enrolled 48 women in a study with an average age of 55. The participants underwent Botox® injections to reduce the appearance of mild wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. Then, the pliability and elasticity – objective medical terms to evaluate skin quality – of each participant was assessed at baseline (before the study started), at two weeks, at two months, at three months and then at four months post-treatment. The medical team conducting the study found that Botox® increased skin pliability and elasticity for an average of up to four months – the same duration Botox® was effective in reducing their wrinkles. Additionally, the doctors also found that Botox® seemed to reverse damage from UV exposure.
The downside was that like Botox®’s effect on wrinkles, the effect on skin quality was temporary. As you probably realize from you own experience, the longevity of Botox®/Dysport® treatments varies widely from one person to another. We tend to suggest regular Botox®/Dysport® treatments (every 3-4 months) as your foundation for a lifetime of youthful, beautiful skin.
*Results may vary from patient to patient