Dynamic wrinkles are caused by contractions of facial muscles every time you smile, laugh or frown. The more emotion you show, the deeper these wrinkles and lines are likely to be. The only treatment for dynamic wrinkles is Botox, dynamic lines can be dramatically softened. Botox ® injections are used to improve the appearance of forehead lines and frown lines, laugh lines and crow's feet or other dynamic wrinkles. Newer techniques even allow for gentle facial "shaping" around the mouth and eyes utilizing Botox.
Botox ® blocks impulses from the nerve to facial muscles that are related to expression lines so that they relax. The contraction of the muscle is the culprit causing the wrinkles. After treatment, the skin overlying the treated muscles remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to remain unaffected.
Botox ® injections have been used safely and effectively for decades in aesthetics, and even longer for ophthalmological and neurological disorders. Each year, thousands of patients receive Botox ® treatments for a variety of conditions including excessive sweating, and it is the #1 aesthetic treatment for treating dynamic wrinkles.
Using tiny micro-needles, a very small amount of Botox ® is injected, very precisely, into several locations on the face. Because the needle is so fine and only a small amount of liquid is used, the pain associated with the injections is minimal. Most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite. No sedation or local anesthetic is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately. Some patients experience a slight temporary bruising at the injection site which can easily be covered with make-up.
The positive effects of the injections normally last from three to six months and sometimes longer. You will need to have injections about two to three times a year. The early studies indicate that the duration of treatment benefits is increased over time so that you should require injections less frequently in the future. Ultimately patients notice rapid and excellent results with smooth and unwrinkled skin leading to a more youthful appearance.
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