If you asked a person to write down a list of the signs of aging, what do you think would be on the top? More than likely, right on top of the list would be wrinkles. Wrinkles, more than anything else, are associated with aging. Wrinkles happen because your skin and the tissues that support your skin become weak as you get older. Also, as you get older, your skin gets thinner. The result is that you develop crow’s feet, frown lines, and folds around your mouth. There are some surgical options that are available that can minimize the appearance of these wrinkles. However, many people shy away from surgery because they worry about the side effects that surgery can produce. That being said, one of the most effective treatments for dynamic wrinkles is non-surgical. It is a product that is called BOTOX®.
If you watch television, you’ve seen the news, or you’ve just been alive over the past decade, it’s likely that you’ve heard about BOTOX®. But just because people have heard about it, this does not mean that they truly understand what it is or what it does. We’ve seen that there is a lot of confusion about this treatment and how it can relax wrinkles.
One of the biggest misconceptions that people have about BOTOX® is that it is a dermal filler. That’s not true. Dermal fillers, like Juvederm® for example, are designed to treat static wrinkles by adding volume underneath the skin. BOTOX®, on the other hand, is a purified protein solution that actually relaxes certain facial muscles. The result is that your skin is able to stay supple.
It is important to clarify that BOTOX® does not cause a frozen, emotionless appearance. It is simply designed to restrict your muscle’s ability to contract. So, when you smile, when you frown, or when you make any other facial expression, you are left with a smooth skin surface.
BOTOX® allows you to enjoy a more youthful appearance. You will look happier, you will look more vibrant, and you will look more inviting once your dynamic wrinkles disappear. All of this is done without needing surgery.