Are you annoyed or self-conscious about prominent wrinkles found on your forehead or between your eyebrows? Known as dynamic wrinkles, these signs of aging can leave you looking older than your actual age. Millions of people have undergone treatment with Botox® injections to remove these types of wrinkles and take years off their face.
What Is Botox®?
Botox® is a type of wrinkle treatment that is delivered via injection to remove so-called dynamic wrinkles. The injections have a proven record of safety spanning decades. Not only does Botox® work to reduce wrinkles, it is also used to treat migraine headaches.
What Are Dynamic Wrinkles?
Dynamic wrinkles, as opposed to static wrinkles, are formed when underlying facial muscles contract. These types of wrinkles tend to be more prominent than other types of wrinkles. The mechanisms that cause their appearance lends them to treatment with Botox®.
How Does Botox® Work?
The product is injected to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. Once injected, the product will not travel elsewhere within the body. Instead, it will stay in the original site of the injection.
After Botox® is injected, it prevents nerve transmissions from being received at the site of the injections. A facial muscle that does not receive a nerve transmission to contract cannot form a dynamic wrinkle on the surface.
Which Areas Can Be Treated?
The most common sites of injections for dynamic wrinkles are for forehead lines, nasal squint lines, neck lines, and crow’s feet.
What Is a Consultation Like?
At your initial consultation, we will discuss your goals and concerns to better manage your expectations so that you achieve the best possible results. We will examine you and make specific treatment suggestions that help you achieve your goals. This is your opportunity to ask any remaining questions that you may have so that you completely understand what is involved with the treatment process.
What Happens at My Appointment?
At your initial appointment, you will be given a medical consent form to complete, and photos may be taken to observe your results. We will talk you through the procedure before beginning. The injections will be delivered, and you will be monitored for your results.
You should start noticing results within about seven days after your treatment. The skin in the treatment area should appear more refreshed and smoother.
In about four months after your treatment, you may notice a gradual return of facial muscle movement in the treatment area. At this point, you may want to undergo touch-ups to maintain your wrinkle-reduction results.
Is Botox® Right for Me?
To learn if Botox® would make an effective treatment choice for you, please speak with the professionals at Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Aventura, FL. We also serve residents in Miami, Coral Gables, and Sunny Isles, so contact us today to schedule your consultation!