BOTOX® is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that has gained popularity over the last decade. It first became popular among movie stars and other celebrities. Over time, the benefits have become available to just about anyone who wants to minimize the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and restore their youthful appearance.
BOTOX® has been proven to be an effective way to minimize the appearance of crow’s feet around the eyes, smile lines, as well as wrinkles in between the eyes and across the forehead. In many cases, facial wrinkling is caused by making facial expressions. These issues can be addressed with BOTOX® treatment.
This treatment is not considered to be invasive. It does not require a person to undergo surgery or use abrasive products to resurface the skin. BOTOX® is perfect for just about anyone who is concerned about dynamic wrinkles that are appearing on their forehead, around their mouth or around their eyes.
Understanding What BOTOX® Treats
To understand if you are a good candidate for this treatment, it is good to first understand what the product is designed to treat. The reason why the areas around the eyes and the corners of the mouth are so susceptible to wrinkling is because the skin in these areas is constantly being contracted due to the making of repeated facial expressions over time. The same thing happens on the forehead.
BOTOX® is able to address all of these conditions because it relaxes the muscles that are underneath the skin. When properly administered, an individual who received the treatment can still make all of the normal facial expressions, such as laughing, frowning or scowling. The only difference is that the muscles that control these expressions do not fully contract. This prevents dynamic wrinkles from appearing.
The Science Behind BOTOX®
This treatment works because it focuses on the nerves that are underneath the skin. These are the nerves that send signals to the muscles in the face telling them to contract or relax in response to expressions. When these signals are blocked, the muscles do not contract and the skin that is over the muscles stays relaxed. The result is fewer lines and wrinkles in the treatment area.
Good Candidates for BOTOX®
A good candidate for BOTOX® is a person who is unhappy with the way they look and is looking for a non-surgical way to address their dynamic wrinkles. A good candidate for this treatment is also someone who is in relatively good mental, physical and emotional health. They have a realistic outlook on what BOTOX® can do for them, and they have a realistic outlook on what their end result will be.
The best way to determine if you qualify for this treatment is to schedule a consultation at Coastal Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, with locations in Los Alamitos, Huntington Beach, Tustin and Mission Viejo. Contact us today to book an appointment to learn more!