Mature adults often find that dynamic wrinkling becomes much more apparent when the facial muscles are contracted. When we smile or frown, these fine lines appear and can significantly alter the way we look. Surgical operations are costly and often don’t result in smoother skin. Abrasive resurfacing techniques can discolor the skin, and bleaching often occurs when chemical peels are performed. A simple, non-surgical alternative to the problem of dynamic wrinkling is BOTOX®. This compound works to relax the facial muscles. The muscles stay relaxed, and wrinkles don’t appear prominent even when we smile or frown. We highly recommend this procedure for our clients who complain of fine line wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, and on the forehead.
Causes of Dynamic Wrinkles
Brittle, thinning skin occurs as we mature. The body is producing less collagen, and the skin becomes less elastic. The facial muscles contract so that we can form facial expressions, and this force, when applied thousands of times, begins to crimp the skin.
BOTOX® can help to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles, crow’s feet, and smile lines. It isn’t a permanent solution, but it does help smooth the skin. The procedure is repeatable every six months or so, and wrinkles become less apparent over time because the muscles stay relaxed.
About the Procedure
Before we decide to treat using BOTOX®, we sit down and discuss all treatment options with the client. We examine the face closely and ask the individual to make certain facial expressions. This lets us determine the proper injection sites and the amount of serum we should use.
BOTOX® is derived in the laboratory creating a naturally purified protein. We mark the injection sites with a pen and then inject the solution just beneath the skin. No topical anesthetic is necessary.
The BOTOX® moves around a little bit underneath the skin and settles into areas just beneath the dermal layers. The numbing effect begins immediately, but it takes about three days to totally relax the muscles. The client can still smile and frown, but the muscles pull or relax the skin far less than before. A typical treatment session takes only 10 minutes to complete.
An Effective Alternative to Surgery
Most adults aren’t yet ready to make a decision about having a facelift or similar procedure. BOTOX® is the perfect solution to the problem of dynamic wrinkling because it is comfortable and doesn’t require surgery or any type of abrasive skin resurfacing. Contact us at Rao Dermatology today to find out more about how we can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You can contact us at one of our five locations in Manhattan, Atlantic Heights, Woodbridge, Fresno, and Hanford.