There is no one who looks at themselves in the mirror and gets excited when they see that they have new wrinkles. If anything, just the opposite happens. Every new wrinkle is a painful reminder that we are getting older and that the youth and the vigor we had when we were younger is gone. For this reason, people across the United States and around the world are willing to spend billions of dollars, cumulatively, to prevent the signs of aging. Different anti-aging procedures have their pros and cons. One of the most popular procedures for dealing with dynamic wrinkles is BOTOX®.
BOTOX® is popular because it is safe, effective and provides long-term results. In fact, it is the number one wrinkle reduction treatment used in the United States. It can be used to address wrinkles that appear on the sides of your eyes, also known as crow’s feet, as well as wrinkles that appear on the side of your mouth, your nose and on your forehead.
BOTOX® is an injectable. It is designed to restructure the way that your nervous system interacts with your facial muscles. It prevents your facial muscles from contracting in some locations with the goal of reducing dynamic wrinkles.
The term dynamic wrinkles is new for many people. Basically, as the name implies, dynamic wrinkles are those that appear as a result of movement. So when you smile, frown or make a facial expression and you see wrinkles appear on your face, those are dynamic wrinkles.
By comparison, static wrinkles are wrinkles that you have 24 hours a day, seven days a week, regardless of the facial expression you make. Static wrinkles are caused by a loss of facial volume, elastin and collagen. These wrinkles cannot be addressed by BOTOX®.
To be a good candidate for the anti-wrinkle effect offered by BOTOX®, you should be between the ages of 18 and 65. You should be in good health, and you should be overall strong. This is because although BOTOX® is not an invasive procedure, it is still a medical procedure.
It is also important that you have realistic expectations for what BOTOX® can do for you. This treatment will not make you look like you did at 19. What it will do is reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and give your face a vibrant and refreshed appearance. As a result, you will look happier, feel happier and have the confidence that comes from not needing to worry about dynamic wrinkles.
To see if you are a candidate for BOTOX®, sit down with the medical professionals at About Face Anti-Aging Institute in Harker Heights. Our team of experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this treatment. Contact us today to request a consultation.