For many people, surgery is not their first choice when it comes to looking younger. They may not want or are not able to undergo a surgical procedure. This does not mean that a person simply has to deal with their dynamic wrinkles. If you want to reduce wrinkles such as crow’s feet, forehead lines and frown lines, BOTOX® may be the solution.
While you may have heard the about BOTOX® again and again online, on TV and among your friends, you may not be familiar with how it works. When injected, this treatment relaxes the facial muscles responsible for forming the dynamic wrinkles on your face. Dynamic wrinkles are different from static wrinkles. They are formed as a result of repeated facial expressions over time, whereas static wrinkles show up as part of the aging process no matter how many facial expressions you do or don’t make. By relaxing these muscles with your treatment, these wrinkles eventually smooth out.
After receiving BOTOX® injections, the treated muscles will not contract with the same intensity as they did before. You will still be able to make all the expressions you did before receiving treatment; they just won’t result in noticeable wrinkles.
One example of dynamic wrinkles is crow’s feet. Crow’s feet are the lines that you see at the outer corners of your eyes. When you were younger, you could get crow’s feet whenever you smiled or squinted. However, they were not a permanent feature of your face. After so many years have gone by and you have squinted and smiled thousands and thousands of times, these lines have become etched around the corners of your eyes. This is where BOTOX® can help. It relaxes those muscles to leave your skin looking smooth and soft.
One reason why people love BOTOX® so much is because the results that it produces are subtle. You are left with a very refreshed and youthful appearance, but it won’t be obvious to others that you underwent any kind of cosmetic procedure. Instead, you will just look like a younger version of yourself. The treatment simply softens the facial muscles, which, in turn, softens the skin.
If you are ready to learn more about how you can smooth out dynamic wrinkles with BOTOX®, schedule a consultation with Dr. Smith at Smith Facial Plastics. We would be happy to explain more in detail how this unique treatment can help you get rid of your dynamic wrinkles. Contact our office in Gahanna to schedule your consultation!