If you’ve recently developed crow’s feet, frown lines or tiny wrinkles around your mouth, BOTOX® could be the perfect cosmetic solution for minimizing or eliminating them. This is a powerful injectable product that’s been approved by the FDA for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles across the visage. Best of all, it is currently one of the most trusted and popular anti-aging treatments on the market. The injections require absolutely no downtime.
Are You a Good Candidate?
As with all cosmetic procedures, it’s important for people to qualify as suitable candidates before undergoing this treatment. Although BOTOX® injections are non-surgical and do not entail tissue removal or incisions, there are a number of basic requirements that exist to protect the health and well-being of patients. Ideal candidates are healthy adults that do not have any underlying medical conditions.
Static Wrinkles and Dynamic Wrinkles
BOTOX® is designed to address facial lines and creases that can be categorized as dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are usually easiest to see whenever a person makes a facial expression. For instance, if you have crow’s feet, these lines will be most obvious whenever you laugh or smile. BOTOX® can smooth crow’s feet and other dynamic wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the expressive muscles that are responsible for specific facial movements. Static wrinkles, however, are quite a bit different. These are wrinkles that you can see all of the time, even when the face is at a complete state of rest. Static wrinkles are commonly caused by a breakdown in the elasticity of the skin and the age-related loss of facial volume. Static wrinkles are best treated through other means.
Your BOTOX® Treatment
During your treatment session, the BOTOX® solution is skillfully injected into preselected areas. It has a short-term effect on nerve control, usually lasting about four months or so. Once nerve signals in the treated area are restored and full functionality in the expressive muscles is regained, surface wrinkles will gradually start to reappear. The good news is when this happens, the treatments can be safely repeated at our office to maintain the results.
Talk to Our Team
If you’re concerned about your appearance and want to implement a strategic plan for mitigating the development of fine lines and wrinkles, schedule a consultation at Estetika Skin & Laser Specialists to learn whether or not BOTOX® is the best form of treatment for you. We have offices in Delafield, WI and Sarasota, FL. Contact us today to book an appointment to learn more!