BOTOX® is a powerful tool in treating dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes and the mouth can be easily smoothed out with BOTOX® injections in order to bring back a more youthful appearance.
What Are Dynamic Wrinkles?
Dynamic wrinkles form on the areas of the face where muscles contract and cause the skin to bunch and form lines in the skin. These are the actions of everyday facial expressions, such as smiling, squinting or frowning. Crow’s feet are a common form of these wrinkles, as well as lines between the eyes, furrowed brows, and laugh lines around the mouth.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
BOTOX® is used to temporarily and partially relax facial muscles. Wrinkles and facial lines fade away when the underlying muscle contractions are relaxed. This smoothes out the skin and brings out a calm and younger appearance.
Patients are still able to make facial expressions, but the relaxation of the muscles prevents habitual frowns or grimaces from occurring. It is generally not noticeable to the average person that BOTOX® has been applied. Others will only see a rested and happy face.
During BOTOX® Treatment
The areas of the face that will receive an injection are first cleansed. When the injections are made, the location depends upon the type of wrinkles being treated and the desired effect. It is best to avoid any strenuous activity for a few hours after the injections. Other than that, there are no restrictions or changes to be made to the patient’s daily routine after the treatment. The patient is welcome to resume their normal activities immediately after the session. This is one of the greatest benefits of using BOTOX®, in addition to the fact that it is completely non-invasive.
When Are Results Visible?
In approximately two weeks, deep lines will become shallow and superficial lines will almost disappear completely. Results generally last three to four months, at which time it is fine to schedule your next treatment.
Are You a Candidate for BOTOX®?
With offices in Norwood, Foxboro, and Franklin, Dermatology Associates offers BOTOX® as a safe and effective way for patients to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. During a consultation at one of our offices, our team of cosmetic professionals can help you determine if BOTOX® is the right treatment for you. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation to learn more information about this incredible injectable.