Laugh lines, frown lines and tiny creases around the lips often develop after years of communicating emotion with your face. If you happen to be particularly expressive, these dynamic wrinkles can start forming fairly early in life. Unfortunately, they can make you look significantly older than you are. The good news is that BOTOX® is capable of releasing dynamic wrinkles for a smoother, fresher and more youthful appearance overall.
Why Dynamic Wrinkles Form and How BOTOX® Helps
Every time you make a facial expression, you are engaging your expressive muscles. These muscles constantly work throughout the day with little rest. Over time, tension begins to build that ultimately manifests at the surface of the skin in the form of dynamic wrinkles. More often than not, dynamic wrinkles are only present whenever the expressive muscles are in use.
BOTOX® helps to relax these muscles and release the tension that has built up within them. BOTOX® does this by temporarily blocking the nerve signals that control the muscles. Best of all, you still have the ability to make a diverse range of natural-looking facial expressions even as dynamic wrinkles are erased.
A Closer Look at BOTOX®
BOTOX® is not designed to minimize the appearance of static wrinkles. Static wrinkles are wrinkles that remain present on the face, even when no facial expressions are being made. Static wrinkles are the result of age-related volume loss, diminished collagen production, and the overall breakdown of the skin’s structure. Fortunately, BOTOX® can be safely used in conjunction with facial filler technologies to treat both dynamic and static wrinkles in an entirely non-surgical procedure.
It is important to note that the results of BOTOX® are temporary, usually lasting for about three to five months, depending on the situation. However, BOTOX® treatments can be repeated in Dr. Katzen’s office multiple times per year for ongoing benefits.
One of the best things about BOTOX® is the lack of downtime after treatment. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment session at our office. Some patients see a reduction in dynamic wrinkles immediately after their BOTOX® injection. However, it usually takes a little time for the total effects to manifest.
Learn More About BOTOX®
During a consultation at the office of J. Timothy Katzen, MD, you can get all the facts about this popular cosmetic treatment. We have offices in Beverly Hills and Las Vegas. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more!