BOTOX® is an effective treatment for the correction of fine lines and wrinkles on your face and forehead. However, not all wrinkles are created equal. That’s why it’s important to consult with us to discuss your goals in terms of how you expect your facial skin to look after treatment.
BOTOX® basically relaxes the facial muscles that are responsible for dynamic wrinkles. This smooths the skin on top of the muscles and prevents dynamic wrinkles from appearing. In other words, this cosmetic treatment results in less visible smile lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines without the need for abrasive resurfacing or skin surgery.
The Ideal Candidate
Candidates for BOTOX® treatment are adults who are experiencing visual signs of aging on the face and forehead caused by wrinkles that appear when certain facial expressions are made. These are called dynamic wrinkles because they become noticeable when smiling, frowning or pouting expressions are made. The upper-level facial muscles contract, and this pulls the skin or compresses it. If this sounds like you, you can probably benefit from BOTOX® injections.
What to Expect
During the consultation, the client will perform some expressions such as frowning or narrowing the eyes. This allows us to see where the dynamic wrinkles are forming, how large they are and whether these lines disappear when the muscles are relaxed. We’ll note the thickness of the skin and the depth of the muscles that are contracting. This will help us determine the exact locations for injecting BOTOX®, as well as how much of the fluid to use.
When skillfully injected into the upper-level facial muscles, the BOTOX® solution blocks nerve signal transmission to these muscles even when a signal is sent from the brain commanding the contraction of the muscles. The muscles stay relaxed, and the skin above them remains smooth. The client can still make all of the normal facial expressions. The only difference is the skin in the treated area remains smooth.
Is BOTOX® Right for You?
BOTOX® is a simple corrective procedure to eliminate small dynamic wrinkles on the face and forehead. You can learn more about this treatment, including whether or not it is right for you, during a consultation at Estetika Skin & Laser Specialists. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Sarasota FL to learn more!