Since it is the most popular cosmetic treatment on the market today, it is very likely that you at least know a little bit about BOTOX®. You have likely heard people talk about it in the workplace, online, and in the news. It is often referred to as a cure-all for most signs of aging. While this is not completely accurate, when it is used to treat dynamic wrinkles, it does a fantastic job. If you are interested in refreshing your look and minimizing your wrinkles, this may be a good option for you. We invite you to learn more about it.
Did you know that there are more than six million treatments of this product administered every year? One of the main reasons why this product is so popular is because it does its job so well. It promises to diminish or in some cases erase dynamic wrinkles, and it absolutely delivers on this promise. The reason why we feel so confident telling you this is because it actually gets to the root of the problem of dynamic wrinkles. It is not like over-the-counter products that just soften the skin or infuse the skin with beneficial substances. It actually treats the muscles and causes them to relax. For the time that the product is active, you will enjoy a more youthful and refreshed look.
Learn More About BOTOX®
Something that surprises some of our clients is that this product is used in a variety of medical situations. It can help individuals who have various issues. In fact, this product has been approved by the FDA to treat more than 20 different forms of medical conditions.
When it is used for cosmetic purposes, the main ingredient is intended to address what are known as dynamic wrinkles. The results are not experienced immediately. It usually takes days before a person starts seeing the benefits of the product.
Decoding Facial Wrinkles
As you do your research and you learn about BOTOX® and other cosmetic treatments, one of the very first things that you are going to learn is that not all wrinkles are created equal. As you get older and your skin experiences different changes, you are likely to experience both static and dynamic facial wrinkles. It only makes sense that each type of wrinkle will need its own treatment in order to refresh a person’s look.
When you are making absolutely no facial expressions, the wrinkles that you have on your face will likely give away your emotions. This is especially true for people who have overall positive dispositions. If a person is usually smiling and happy, they are likely to have crow’s feet and laugh lines.
If an individual has a more serious disposition and often spends time in deep thought, it is likely that they will have deeper dynamic wrinkles on their forehead and in between their eyebrows. The interesting thing about having these types of wrinkles is that they can cause a person to look angry or upset even if they do not actually feel that way. In addition to helping a person look younger, individuals who seek BOTOX® treatments to diminish facial wrinkles often enjoy the benefit of having a better appearance overall.
There are things that a person can do on their own in order to ward off wrinkles. These things include protecting the skin, making healthy lifestyle choices, adjusting the way you make expressions that cause facial creases, and using topical skin care products that can improve the condition of your skin. However, there will come a time when all of these things are not really giving you the results you are looking to achieve. This is because none of these things will actually get to the root of the problem. The root of the problem when it comes to dynamic wrinkles is the facial muscles.
When BOTOX® is injected into the facial muscles, it will actually cause the muscles to relax. Just think about how many times you have smiled throughout your life. When you are young and your skin is at its healthiest, it can bounce back after you have made facial expressions. However, as your skin ages and as it is exposed to the sun and a variety of environmental factors, those creases start to become permanent. When the product is injected into the muscles, it allows them to relax. This means that the skin in the area is also able to relax.
You do not need to worry about not being able to make facial expressions after you have this product injected into your muscles. We will skillfully use the product in a way that will reduce muscle contractions but still allow you to make normal facial expressions. You will be able to smile, frown, and laugh like normal.
The fact that the product is not permanent makes many of our first-time clients feel comfortable trying it. They know that in time, the product is going to begin to wear off. At that point, they will be able to decide if they would like follow-up treatments. Since the product is so convenient to use, all an individual will need to do is return to our office for a quick follow-up session to have the product administered again, and then they will be able to continue to enjoy wrinkle-free skin.
You may be wondering about the type of results that you should expect to see. This is something that is difficult to answer without actually looking at your skin and wrinkles. The results that you will see likely will relate to how deep your dynamic wrinkles are. If you are in your early 30s and you are just starting to see fine lines and only have a few dynamic wrinkles, then you may end up completely wrinkle-free after your first treatment session. However, if you are in your early 40s and your dynamic wrinkles are moderate to severe, it is more realistic for you to expect these deeper wrinkles to soften. You will definitely look refreshed and more youthful, but you will not look like you are 18. Individuals who take the time to learn about this product and who have realistic expectations are always the most satisfied with the treatment.
It is common for people to start experiencing static wrinkles as they get older in addition to their dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles are the result of you losing volume and fat in the skin. Static wrinkles are on a person’s face no matter what expression they are making. A loss of facial volume also causes a person to have hollow areas. Many have found that combining BOTOX® injections with dermal fillers is a great way to treat both static and dynamic wrinkles during the same treatment session.
When these two treatments are combined, you may be able to experience some of the benefits that you would get with a facelift but without needing to go under the knife. Depending on the dermal filler that is chosen for your particular skin type, the benefits of the product may last anywhere from six months to a year or longer. Most dermal fillers are based on hyaluronic acid. This is something that occurs naturally in the body.
It is also possible to combine BOTOX® injections with other skin treatments. You may get great results using a number of non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Sometimes these treatments can be done at the same time as your injections, or they may need to be done a set amount of time before or after the injections. Just let us know what your concerns are, and we would be happy to let you know about the different treatments we offer.
Who is a Good Candidate?
You may be wondering if you qualify for this treatment. You should be happy to know that most healthy adults make good candidates for BOTOX®. It’s a great treatment for both men and women who are unhappy with their dynamic wrinkles. The treatment is entirely non-surgical, so even those who don’t qualify for surgical procedures could benefit from it.
Preparing for Your First Visit
Another reason why these injections are so popular is because they require so little effort from individuals who use them. You do not need to do much in order to prepare for your first visit. We simply ask that you contact us in order to schedule a consultation. You want to be prepared to provide basic information about yourself as well as your overall health. You will need to go through a consultation with a professional before your injections are given.
The treatment sessions are usually pretty short. You should expect the actual injections to take just minutes. They are designed to be simple and convenient, even for those with busy schedules. You will be given basic instructions on how to care for your skin in the days that follow the treatment. These instructions are usually pretty simple.
As soon as you are finished in our office, you can get back to your regular activities. If you go back to work, no one will even be able to tell that you had the treatment done. This is something that often makes men and women comfortable having the treatment performed during the work week.
Are you ready to recover youthful-looking skin through BOTOX®? We would be happy to answer all of your questions and during a consultation at Infinity MedSpa. Our professional would be happy to meet with you and tell you about the benefits that you could receive from using this product.