BOTOX is a versatile and popular treatment that men and women in Jackson, WY, and all over the world are using to regain a youthful complexion. It is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries and is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments. BOTOX targets the underlying cause of wrinkles—repeated muscle contractions from facial expressions. Here are some interesting facts about BOTOX:
- Even if you follow an excellent skincare regimen, a lifetime of smiling, squinting, frowning, and making other expressions can result in dynamic wrinkles. These are the facial lines, especially in the forehead and around the eyes, that can cause you to appear tired or angry, even when that’s not how you feel. BOTOX reduces wrinkles by temporarily weakening the tiny facial muscles that are constantly contracting as you change expressions throughout the day.
- The most commonly treated areas are the forehead, glabella lines, and crow’s feet. These areas suffer from contractions throughout the entire day, and these contractions create “dynamic wrinkles,” as opposed to the lines and wrinkles caused by aging. For crow’s feet, your specialist will inject 3 areas of the muscle that frames the side of the eye. The subsequent reduction in activity will minimize the appearance of wrinkles there. For frown lines, your specialist will administer 5 injections into the muscles in your forehead.
- Other symptoms treated with BOTOX include minor urinary incontinence, excessive sweating, and more. It can also be used in neck injections. We do not use BOTOX for these treatments in our office, but it’s a versatile product whose uses are widespread, and the science behind BOTOX has been vastly studied.
During your consultation, we’ll discuss the areas you’d most like to treat and work together to determine the best options for you. In some cases, we will recommend using BOTOX to complement facial plastic surgery procedures, such as a lower facelift or eyelid surgery, to create a comprehensive facial rejuvenation. For other patients, BOTOX can delay the need for plastic surgery, particularly for those who are concerned about early signs of aging.
Whether you are treating existing lines or preventing new ones, BOTOX is a great way to attack wrinkles. It is important to note that the results last approximately 3 to 4 months. After that, you will need to come in for another round of injections to maintain your results. If you want to learn more about BOTOX, schedule a consultation online.