Every time you use your face to communicate emotion, tension builds in the expressive muscles that are responsible for these movements. Over time, accumulated tension begins to have a noticeable effect at the surface level of the skin. This is in fact, how dynamic wrinkles are formed. BOTOX® is a purified protein that can be injected into the skin to instantly erase dynamic wrinkles. This FDA-approved solution temporarily immobilizes the expressive muscles across the treated area. As a result, tension abates, fine lines and wrinkles are relaxed away and a smoother, younger-looking appearance is attained.
Why BOTOX® Might Be Right For You
BOTOX® results usually last between three and six months. This makes this the ideal procedure for people who are reticent to commit to anti-aging treatments that produce permanent results. If you aren’t happy with your new look after receiving BOTOX® injections, you can simply wait for the effects of this medication to fade away.
People also love just how fast and easy BOTOX® treatments are. It is possible to schedule a BOTOX® treatment right on your lunch break. Apart from slight redness and swelling across the treated area, it will be virtually impossible to tell that you’ve had any work performed at all.
Past Use Of Dermal Fillers And Other Injectable Treatments
If you have used dermal fillers or other injectable, cosmetic treatments in the past, it is important to tell a member of the A Younger You medical team about these before scheduling your BOTOX® injections. This solution is FDA-approved for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles. It is not safe for use by pregnant or breastfeeding women or by people with known allergies to the injectable.
BOTOX® Is Not Designed For Use On Static Wrinkles
Although BOTOX® is both powerful and effective, it is not a suitable treatment for static wrinkles or other severe signs of advanced aging. While dynamic wrinkles are evidence of excess tension in the expressive muscles, static wrinkles indicate that facial volume and structural support at the very foundation of the skin have been lost. Static wrinkles commonly appear around the naso-labial folds and they’re usually accompanied by hollows, jowls, and deep creases. When problems like these exist, our provider may recommend other cosmetic procedures. BOTOX® is only effective for use on mild to moderate, fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes and at the brow.
Important Facts About BOTOX® Treatments
When deciding whether or not BOTOX® is right for you, you may be concerned about the actual treatment process and the amount of discomfort that this might entail. BOTOX® is introduced into the targeted area using a very fine-tipped needle. Our provider can also apply ice or a numbing agent to the surface of your skin before your treatment is started. BOTOX® treatments typically last less than 20 minutes. Best of all, given that there is no downtime or significant after-effects with this procedure, you can immediately resume your regular activities after your injections are complete.