BOTOX® has the remarkable ability to relax the muscles. It was originally developed to aid those individuals suffering from muscle spasms, migraines, and stiffness in the joints. Today, however, it’s much more popularly known as a wrinkle-reducing treatment.
When injected into the muscles that control facial skin movement, BOTOX® acts as a nerve signal blocker. The skin on the face remains smoother, and dynamic wrinkles don’t appear when you smile, narrow your eyes, or purse your lips. This is a very simple means of diminishing the appearance of marionette lines and crow’s feet, especially those that form near the corners of the mouth, around the eyes, and even on the forehead.
Dynamic wrinkles are the result of countless thousands of skin pinches. These are of course caused when you make facial expressions. You move your muscles around your mouth all day long via chewing, talking, or making surprised expressions. The same thing happens to the skin around your eyes when you blink or widen out the eyelids. Frowning or narrowing the eyes causes pinching of the forehead skin.
After years and years of this, your aging skin, which no longer contains an adequate amount of moisture, collagen, and elastin, begins to crease. Eventually, dynamic wrinkles form, and these become noticeable every time you make a facial expression. Suddenly, you look much older than you really are. To combat this, consider BOTOX® injections.
Consultation and Treatment
We will examine your face and ask you to perform a series of expressions. We’ll watch as the wrinkles form. We can accurately determine the strength of the muscles that lie just below the skin. We can also figure out which part of each of these muscles needs to be relaxed.
For a while after treatment, you won’t notice anything different. The effect is slow but steady. After about three days, you’ll begin to see a reduction in the amount of dynamic wrinkling in the trouble spots. The skin remains smooth because the affected muscles are no longer fully contracting.
Your sensory nerves aren’t affected, so you face and forehead will still be sensitive to touch. The effect wears off after about four months. Repeat injections are just as simple to perform.
No Need for Surgery
There are all types of skin-smoothing procedures available, but it’s likely that you’re not ready for them yet. In the future, you might want to consider a facelift, but for now, BOTOX® is the simple remedy for the problem of dynamic wrinkling. You don’t have to look old and tired. You can look youthful and healthy. Learn more about BOTOX® injections, the most popular skin-smoothing treatment in the world, at Orange Blossom Women’s Group in Trinity. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!