Age has a way of showing up on our faces far sooner than we would like. Fine lines and wrinkles are usually the first things people are bothered by. Of these lines and wrinkles, many are the result of repetitive facial movements. These are known as dynamic wrinkles, and they are exactly what BOTOX® injections can help with. Using BOTOX® injections, you can help reduce the appearance of any wrinkles you currently have, as well as prevent any new ones from showing up.
How BOTOX® Injections Work
In our youth, the lines that showed up when we made a facial expression faded as soon as we relaxed our faces. As we age, collagen production is slowed, meaning these dynamic wrinkles stick around a little longer. BOTOX® works by relaxing very specific muscles in order to allow the face to smooth out. Once this has happened, new wrinkles will not form in the area and old ones will begin to fade.
It takes some time for the active ingredient in BOTOX® to relax the muscles. Most people notice improvements one week after their injections. Improvements typically last 3-4 months. Once the effects begin to wear off, muscle movements will resume and the dynamic wrinkles will return if you choose not to have follow-up treatments.
Why Choose BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is the most widely researched and used treatment of its kind. It is very safe and FDA-approved to treat wrinkles. Additionally, BOTOX® is one of the most affordable cosmetic options on the market today. Treatments are quick and easy, with many people choosing to have it done over their lunch break.
Who Should Consider BOTOX®?
For a long time, BOTOX® was associated with only “older” women. More and more, both men and women in the 30s and 40s are realizing what it can do for them. There are many factors, including lifestyle and genetics, that impact when dynamic wrinkles appear. If you are bothered by the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face, there is no reason to put off treatment until you reach a certain age.
BOTOX® is a good treatment option for people who are in good overall health. It is great for people who have moderate to severe facial wrinkles on the forehead, in between or around the eyes, or around the neck. It is important to go into this treatment with realistic expectations.
Ready to learn more about how BOTOX® injections can help you prevent new wrinkles while fading the ones you already have? Speak with a member of our educated staff. The knowledgeable and dedicated team here at VitaNovu in Boise, ID is always happy to answer questions. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!