What Causes Dynamic Wrinkles?
As the skin ages, two types of wrinkles can develop – static and dynamic. While static wrinkles are visible even while the face is at rest, dynamic wrinkles occur as a result of repeated muscle contractions and facial expressions. Static wrinkles are proven to respond better to dermal fillers, but BOTOX® can effectively smooth and relax the dynamic wrinkles around your eyes and forehead.
What is BOTOX®?
A purified protein solution derived from the botulinum molecule, BOTOX® is injected in small doses directly into the facial muscles. A fine needle is used, and a topical numbing agent may also be an option for optimal patient comfort. Once injected into the targeted muscles, BOTOX® works by:
- Temporarily blocking nerve signals
- Relaxing the muscle contractions that play a key role in dynamic wrinkle visibility
- Smoothing away crow’s feet and vertical forehead lines for up to six months with optimal treatment
What are the Benefits of BOTOX®?
Quick, simple injections that can easily fit into a busy schedule, targeted treatment that relaxes wrinkles and smooths skin while allowing most patients to return to normal activities, visible results within a few days, with smoother, younger-looking skin that can last anywhere from three to six months. BOTOX® has been extensively studied for safety and efficacy and has a high rate of patient satisfaction.
Are There Any Side Effects?
One of the main benefits of BOTOX® is its ability to safely relax wrinkles without any major side effects for most patients. Slight bruising, swelling, redness, and itching may develop at injection sites, but these slight side effect should subside within a day or so. Most patients enjoy full results without any tell-tale signs that they have undergone treatment, resulting in natural-looking, discreet treatment. Results may vary, and it may take multiple treatment sessions in order to achieve your desired aesthetic. Dr. Libby Ellington and our medical team will discuss what you can expect during your consultation. Contact Nakai Wellness Med Spa today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for BOTOX® for non-surgical wrinkle relaxation.