April 05, 2014
Aging skin and wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, or damage caused by free radicals. The 11s – those vertical lines that appear between your brows – result from muscle contractions. When you concentrate, squint, or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. After years of frequent contraction, those wrinkles can linger even after the muscles are at rest.
Botox is an injectable treatment that provides rejuvenating effects by temporarily relaxing the underlying muscles of your face that control functions such as squinting and furrowing the brow. When this muscle tension becomes diminished, the result is a smoother, more vibrant skin tone. The active ingredient in Botox is botulinum toxin, a protein that was first used in relieving various muscle spasms. In the early 1990s, a Canadian ophthalmologist noticed that patients with eyelid spasms who received botulinum toxin treatment were also beginning to lose their frown lines. By the late 1990s, the protein had become a hugely popular treatment for reducing the signs of aging, marketed as BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes are signs of aging that everyone eventually experiences as the skin loses its elasticity and volume. To help our patients reclaim a fresh, youthful appearance, Dr. Alexis Parker offers BOTOX® Cosmetic in Denver. This injectable treatment can temporarily reduce worry lines, frown lines, and crows’ feet without the need for invasive surgical procedures that can require many weeks of recovery. It’s a fast, simple treatment that can help you achieve the appearance you desire. Contact our Denver office today if you have noticed permanent lines and wrinkles in your face that make you feel self-conscious, but you do not wish to undergo an invasive surgery, you may be an excellent candidate for either BOTOX® Cosmetic. We also serve Greenwood Village and Highlands Ranch areas.
The process of receiving injections of Botox is fast and painless. Dr. Parker may use a light topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort during treatment. Next, tiny amounts of the drug are injected into the areas you wish to treat. Within a few days of treatment, you will begin noticing that wrinkles and fine lines have softened, giving you a rested, refreshed appearance. You can expect the effects of botulinum toxin to last about four months. After that time, many patients decide to undergo additional treatments to continue enjoying the reduced signs of aging. The process is very safe, though there’s always a small amount of risk of infection associated with all injectable treatments. Side effects can include redness, headache, nausea, or flu-like symptoms. In very rare cases, botulinum toxin can migrate from the treated area, causing breathing problems, slurred speech, or difficulties swallowing.
It is our mission to provide our patients with the most advanced treatments under the most comfortable circumstances possible. You don’t have to keep wondering how you could benefit from Botox injections.
Lasair is unparalleled as a minimally invasive aesthetic practice providing age & sunspot removal, wrinkle reductions, tummy/abdomen reductions, thigh & buttock reductions, eyelash growth, laser hair removal, spider vein removal, photorejuvenation, lip augmentation, CoolTouch, Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq (non invasive fat removal), Alexis MD professional skin care products created by Dr. Parker, Botox, Juvederm, Scultpra, Thermage, Sciton, Hydrafacials, Chemical Peels for the face, Fraxel and other aesthetic programs.
Lasair Aesthetic Health
6780 E Hampden Ave | Denver, CO 80224
Established in 1997, for over 16 years and 125,000 treatments, Lasair Aesthetic Health has been providing satisfied patients with the most effective skin treatments conducted in a safe and comfortable medical environment. Lasair is truly a leader in cosmetic dermatology in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Alexis Parker MD and her experienced staff continue to develop new and exciting medical procedures utilizing the latest technologies and specially formulated products. As a result of continuous procedural refinements, technology investments, and staff training, we are able to use proprietary “Combination Treatment Programs” that produce optimum results. These treatment programs consist of physician consultations, pretreatment preparation, to assure comfort during treatment. Proprietary treatment methods, and a combination of technologies (such as lasers, photodiodes or solutions specially set for your skin conditions) are then administered before post treatment services assure comfort and rapid recovery.