Age-related wrinkles generally begin to show on the face and forehead by the time you’re in your mid-30s, and these smile lines and crow’s feet can make you look older, more tired, and less vibrant than you would like. Called dynamic wrinkles, they are the result of hundreds of thousands of facial expressions you’ve made since you were born. The skin, now aging and containing less moisture and proteins, pinches and creases in such a way as to cause these lines to form. BOTOX® injections are your secret weapon against this visual sign of aging.
BOTOX® works as a wrinkle relaxing agent in a very special way. Instead of treating the skin directly, it acts as a muscle contraction inhibitor. We highly recommend this type of treatment for our clients who bring us their concerns about fine line wrinkles on their face and forehead. This is really the gold standard for smoothing away dynamic facial lines.
Consulting with Our Clients
Although BOTOX® injections are simple to perform, we can’t just have you come in and receive them without a consultation and examination. We watch you purse your lips, open your eyes wide, and bulge out your cheeks. This tells us the size and strength of the muscles that lie just under your skin, and it also tells us just where to inject the BOTOX® fluid and how much of it to use.
Effective Wrinkle Relaxing Treatment
The fluid contains a purified protein solution that we inject using a very fine needle. The fluid settles into the muscle tissue, and after a few days, the nerve signals, carried via chemical reactions, no longer reach the muscles. This means that the muscle can become fully relaxed. You’ll still be able to smile and frown because the lower-level muscles aren’t affected by the injection.
After the few days it takes for the injection to become effective at relaxing the facial muscles, you’ll notice that the facial skin remains smoother. Thin lines that form near the mouth and eyes are now much less apparent.
Simple Alternative to Surgical Procedures
As you continue to age, you may eventually want to consider a more permanent solution to the problem of wrinkling skin. In the meantime, however, BOTOX® injections provide effective skin smoothing without the need for surgery or some sort of aggressive skin resurfacing. The results from the injections typically laser up to four months. After this time, you simply come in and have the treatment repeated. After a while, you’ll require less and less of the BOTOX® fluid because your facial muscles have become used to being in a relaxed state.