BOTOX® is currently one of the most popular non-surgical treatments for the early signs of aging. This injectable solution is FDA-approved and capable of temporarily reducing or even eliminating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes and across the brow. The injections do not involve any cutting or tissue removal. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to regain your youthful good looks, this may be the perfect procedure for you.
How BOTOX® Erases Dynamic Wrinkles
As people age, they can develop both dynamic and static wrinkles. Static wrinkles are facial creases that remain visible even when the face is at a complete state of rest. These creases are the result of volume loss and a general breakdown in the structural integrity of the skin. Dynamic wrinkles, however, are caused by a buildup of tension in the expressive muscles. BOTOX® is designed to temporarily block the nerve signals to the expressive muscles so that tension is released and wrinkles at the surface of the skin relax.
The effects of the BOTOX® solution typically last from three to six months. After this time, full nerve function will be restored and fine lines and wrinkles may reappear. Thus, it’s usually necessary to have these treatments repeated in order to maintain a youthful and line-free appearance. Moreover, while you may see a marked decrease in fine lines and wrinkles immediately after your injections are performed, it can take up to one week for the full effects of the treatment to manifest.
Who is a Good Candidate for BOTOX®?
Ideal candidates for BOTOX® injections are at least 18 years of age and have feasible expectations for this procedure. Good candidates are also in good overall health and have the type of wrinkles that BOTOX® is meant to treat.
Part of an Integrated Treatment Plan
Although BOTOX® is not meant for the correction of severe creases along the nasolabial folds or other signs of age-related volume loss, it can be safely used in conjunction with dermal fillers as part of a customized anti-aging treatment. Our provider may recommend a dermal filler for addressing hollows beneath the eyes and more severe wrinkling. BOTOX® can also be injected to release wrinkles and fine lines that are caused by excess tension within the expressive muscles for a completely refreshed appearance.
Talk to the team at Orlando Dermatology to learn more about BOTOX®. During a consultation at our medical spa in Orlando, you can get all the facts about this treatment and how it can be used in your unique situation. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!