You’ve likely heard of BOTOX® and are aware that it is a cosmetic procedure meant to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. What you may not know is just how BOTOX® works and why it is so effective for a particular kind of wrinkle.
Dynamic wrinkles are the kinds we develop due to years of making specific facial motions, such as squinting or pursing our lips. In fact, it’s the only FDA-approved treatment for addressing the issues of those crow’s feet around the eyes and frown lines between the brows.
Static Wrinkles vs. Dynamic Wrinkles
BOTOX® works to treat dynamic wrinkles, not static ones. Static wrinkles are the kind that develop over time due to inevitable effects such as a loss of collagen, the pull of gravity on skin and the overall reduction of the elastic ability to bounce back. Dynamic wrinkles differ in that they are caused by specific kinds of facial movements. Athletes who squint at the sun often or smokers who often purse their lips are prone to such wrinkles.
BOTOX® is one of the more well-known and trusted non-surgical cosmetic procedures around. It has been extensively studied and proven to be safe in addition to being effective. It relaxes muscles beneath the skin, which then allows the lines, furrows and wrinkles on the surface to relax. While the muscles are inactive, the lines will remain softened. Results are seen within 24 to 48 hours after your procedure, and you can expect them to last approximately four months.
Why BOTOX® Works
This injectable is effective in treating dynamic wrinkles due to the relaxation that occurs when it is injected in the muscles beneath. These dynamic wrinkles tend to be deeper and more ingrained. Signals from nerve cells are prevented from reaching the muscles when they are injected with this product. Thus, the muscles do not receive the message that they need to contract and are left relaxed. When the muscles stop contracting, they become less stiff and they lose their hold on the wrinkle, line or furrow above.
Eliminate Your Dynamic Wrinkles
BOTOX® is a safe, convenient and proven method for treating dynamic wrinkles. Feel free to schedule a consultation with our team at Facial Aesthetic Concepts to learn more information about this treatment. For your convenience, we have offices in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. Contact us today to book your appointment at one of our locations.