The aging process is an inevitable part of living, and wrinkles are a sure sign of aging. When we get older, our facial muscles increase in tone. This muscle tone increase and decreased collagen production causes wrinkles. In addition, the loss of subcutaneous fat can lead to thinner skin and the formation of lines and wrinkles. Some wrinkles are somewhat different in that they are formed by underlying facial muscles. This makes them a convenient treatment target for both men and women with products like BOTOX® injections that can temporarily paralyze facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles.
BOTOX® Wrinkle Reduction
BOTOX® is an injectable anti-aging treatment consisting of a liquid containing a purified protein serum used to reduce the activity of facial muscles that create dynamic wrinkles. The product enjoys a record of safe use for both cosmetic and medical applications for over two decades. In addition to its use as a wrinkle-reducing treatment, BOTOX® is also used to prevent and treat the pain of migraine headaches.
Some patients mistakenly believe that BOTOX® injections are the same as facial fillers. Although both products have anti-aging applications, they are very different in how they work and what they contain. Facial fillers contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite to increase facial skin volume, while BOTOX® injections contain a purified toxin that temporarily paralyzes facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles.
BOTOX® works by temporarily paralyzing certain facial muscles. In its cosmetic applications, this injectable is often used to reduce the appearance of forehead lines, squint lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles formed between the eyebrows. Although BOTOX® offers long-lasting results, it is important to understand that the product will eventually wear off, and the wrinkles will eventually return. You will need periodic touch-ups to maintain your wrinkle reduction results.
You should not expect immediate results after your treatment. Patients normally require a few days before their injections take full effect. The individual delay is because of the varying times that it takes for the underlying facial muscles to start relaxing from the delivery of the serum. Your injections should last for some months before the injected material becomes inactive. Your body will gradually metabolize the product, even as new neurotransmitters restart your paralyzed facial muscles.
Get In Touch with Us to Learn More
No matter if you are a man or a woman, if you would like to learn more about how BOTOX® injections can diminish the appearance of forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and wrinkles between the eyebrows, please feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Luxe Aesthetics! At our convenient locations in Cary and Greensboro, our friendly and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this treatment in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!