Facial wrinkling can have many different causes. As such, there are specific strategies that must be used to eliminate certain wrinkle types. Among the more common forms of facial wrinkling are dynamic wrinkles. These are lines and wrinkles that begin to develop as movement-related tension gets stored within the expressive muscles. Due to this fact, dynamic wrinkles are generally easiest to see when a person is laughing, smiling, frowning, or engaging in any other forms of facial expression. The good news is that BOTOX® can be used to treat dynamic wrinkles. Best of all, the injections are entirely non-surgical and require little to no downtime.
How BOTOX® Injections Work
When injected into certain facial muscles, this powerful, FDA-approved solution limits activity in the muscles by effectively blocking the nerve signals that control them. As these muscles relax, built-up tension is instantly released, and crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles are smoothed out as a result. By only injecting a very nominal amount of BOTOX®, patients can continue making a diverse range of expressions while the skin remains virtually wrinkle-free.
Is BOTOX® Right for You?
BOTOX® is designed to minimize or eliminate dynamic wrinkles. This solution does not have any significant impact on deeper and more noticeable lines and creases that are typically the sign of volume loss. These more severe forms of wrinkling typically require skin tightening procedures or dermal fillers. If you have dynamic wrinkles on your face and you are in good overall health, it is likely that BOTOX® can work for you.
Understanding the Results
The effects of BOTOX® injections are not meant to be permanent. After multiple months have passed, nerve functioning will resume across the treated areas and movement will be restored to the expressive muscles. Fortunately, the treatments can be repeated at our office as necessary to maintain a continuously youthful and line-free visage.
It is also important to understand that the results are not visible immediately after the treatment session. However, in the days following your treatment, you will start to see a reduction in dynamic wrinkles. The gradual nature of the results is actually something that most BOTOX® patients appreciate, as it helps the results to look natural and subtle.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you have been looking for a non-surgical, effective way to treat dynamic wrinkles on your face, make an appointment at Ideal Weight and Skin to see if BOTOX® is right for you. We have offices in Cedar Park and Georgetown. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!