Everyone wants to age gracefully – that’s why we believe in regularly applying sun protection, having a solid skincare regimen, and practicing a healthy lifestyle. To further support one’s beauty arsenal, there are also skin-rejuvenating procedures that promise to slow down the clock on aging – not just to erase wrinkles, but also to prevent future lines from forming. Did you know that Botox® Cosmetic is one option to keep wrinkles at bay?
What Is Botox and How Does It Work to Prevent Wrinkles From Forming?
Every time you make a facial expression, a muscle contracts, and as your skin moves, creases form. These are known as dynamic wrinkles. They develop as a result of repeated muscle movements, such as squinting, smiling, and frowning. While these lines only appear when the face is in motion, the skin loses its elasticity as you age, resulting in lines and wrinkles getting deeper and more noticeable over time.
Our board-certified dermatologists use injectables like Botox Cosmetic to treat dynamic wrinkles by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscles. When the injected muscle no longer contracts as strongly, wrinkles can relax and soften, resulting in smoother-looking skin.
In your 20’s and early 30’s, your skin is still producing enough collagen and elastin. But young patients can sometimes notice visible wrinkles that have formed in the face due to the years of muscle movements and loss of facial volume.
Even if you are in your 20s and not seeing wrinkles form yet, Botox injectables can be an option for you. Regular Botox injections into the most common muscles that produce wrinkles can relax the muscle and reduce the chance of wrinkles forming in the future. It’s all about treating lines during their initial stages and stopping them in their tracks. Prevention is key, and it is never too early to start a skincare regimen that includes Botox treatments for wrinkle prevention.
Botox Injections as a Treatment for Wrinkles
Cosmetic use of Botox treatments for the face is permitted in 95 countries, making it one of the most extensively researched dermatologic treatments available. It is an injectable treatment with a proven track record of safety and efficacy in treating fine lines and wrinkles.
The procedure is quick, virtually painless, and requires no recovery time. Our board-certified dermatologists use Botox to treat lines and wrinkles on specific areas, including forehead lines, bunny lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, chin wrinkles, smoker’s lines, and skin bands on the neck.
How Botox Can Be Used to Treat Existing Wrinkles
Neuromodulators, like Botox, block nerve impulses from entering the muscle to reduce their activity. As the facial muscle relaxes, crow’s feet, frown lines, and other dynamic wrinkles can begin to smooth out. Our board-certified dermatologists also have expertise in performing advanced Botox treatments on the lower half of the face and neck, where dynamic lines can also appear.
During a Botox procedure, one of our dermatologists will use an ultrafine needle to inject the appropriate amount of Botox, which varies depending on your specific needs and aesthetic goals. For example, forehead Botox injections will target horizontal lines that often form above the brow.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Botox Treatments?
Ideal candidates for Botox treatments are those who are noticing lines and creases on the forehead, around the eyes, and elsewhere on the face. Treatments may also be considered by those who want to slow down the progression of future lines. In order to be considered for the treatment, you should be over 18, in good health, and not pregnant or nursing.
Other situations and medical conditions that may disqualify you from receiving Botox are:
- Neuromuscular diseases (such as multiple sclerosis or myasthenia gravis)
- Existing weakness in certain facial muscles
- Ptosis (drooping eyelids)
- Deep facial scars or uneven facial features
- Active skin problems near the injection area
The best way to determine if Botox is the right procedure for you is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist. After assessing your skin quality and discussing your goals and medical history, your dermatologist will be able to determine your eligibility for the treatment.
Other Types of Botox Treatments
In the hands of skilled and experienced Botox injectors, this treatment can go beyond the typical wrinkles to address other concerns. Botox injections can safely and effectively treat these areas and concerns:
- Gummy smile
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- A wide jawline
- Bruxism (grinding and/or clenching of teeth)
What are the Risks Associated with Botox and Wrinkle Treatment?
Patients generally tolerate Botox injections well, and side effects are typically uncommon. But depending on the person’s response and reason for the treatment, Botox may cause unwanted but temporary side effects such as:
- Tenderness around the injection points
- Dry eyes
Find Cosmetic Botox Near Me
At Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania in Devon, all of our injectable wrinkle reduction treatments are performed by board-certified dermatologists with extensive training and experience. With our skilled physicians, you can achieve visible, natural-looking results without the need for surgery.
Interested in Botox treatments for wrinkle prevention? Contact us today to book an appointment for your cosmetic Botox treatment.
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