One of the first things you probably do in the morning is wash your face and look at your reflection in the mirror. It can be jarring to realize that you have more wrinkles on your face than you did one year ago, five years ago, or a decade ago. When did your face start to show the signs of aging? Thankfully, the aging process is not something that we have to accept. Fight back. One way that New Orleans residents have been doing this is using BOTOX® treatments.
Does BOTOX® Remove Wrinkles?
In order to fully understand the answer to this question, we first need to discuss the types of wrinkles that you may be dealing with right now. There are two primary types of wrinkles. The first one is static wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that are on your face regardless of the facial expressions that you make.
Static wrinkles are the result of a loss of skin laxity, a loss of facial volume, and overexposure to the sun. The only way to address static wrinkles is to restore volume with dermal fillers or to address skin laxity. These are not the types of wrinkles that BOTOX® is designed to treat.
Dynamic wrinkles appear as a result of making facial expressions. When you react, you see these wrinkles on your forehead, at the outer corners of your eyes, and in between your eyebrows. These wrinkles are caused by a combination of skin and muscle contractions. This is where BOTOX® shines.
When you get a treatment, the solution is injected into the facial muscles that are causing your dynamic wrinkles. These muscles are temporarily disabled so that they do not contract as forcefully as they did before. The result is that when you make a facial expression, your facial skin is not affected. Since your skin is not being folded constantly, it’s given a break. Wrinkles that may have already started to develop may fade away. And you are able to prevent newer wrinkles from developing.
Restore Your Youthful Appearance
BOTOX® treatments are among the most widely performed cosmetic treatments used around the world. There’s a reason why they are so unbelievably popular. These treatments are safe, effective, and produce rapid results.
Would you like to start taking steps to attack your dynamic wrinkles? If so, book an appointment at Metairie Plastic Surgeons, located in Metairie. Contact us today to set up a consultation and learn more information!