There are so many things that can make a person look older. These things range from a loss of facial volume to wrinkles. That being said, the most prominent symptom of aging is developing wrinkles. What most people don’t realize is that there are two types of wrinkles that people develop as they age. There are static wrinkles, and there are dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles are the ones that you have on your face no matter what facial expression you make. Among other things, these wrinkles are caused by a loss of facial volume. Dynamic wrinkles are a different beast altogether. These wrinkles are caused by the muscles underneath your facial skin. These muscles contract the skin on your face, leading to the wrinkles you might see on your forehead, around the sides of your eyes or around your mouth. The best product for addressing dynamic wrinkles is BOTOX®. This treatment works by temporarily relaxing some of the muscles in your face. The skin on top of the muscles remains smooth as a result.
When administered appropriately, BOTOX® does not prevent you from making your normal everyday facial expressions. What it does do is prevent these expressions from leading to the formation of dynamic wrinkles on the face.
One of the nice things about BOTOX® is that absolutely no surgery is involved. This means that patients can resume most of their everyday activities immediately following their treatment session. This simply is not possible with more invasive procedures, such as a facelift.
It is important to understand that the results of BOTOX® are temporary. They usually last for up to four months or so. The good news is that these treatments can be safely repeated at our office multiple times per year for ongoing benefits.
BOTOX® has been on the market for more than a decade. The product is so popular that almost everyone has heard of it. The name of this injectable treatment has worked its way into the everyday lexicon of people. It is a safe product, it is an effective product and it is a powerful way to minimize the appearance of wrinkles.