BOTOX® injections deliver a liquid that is used for the minimization of smile lines, frown lines, squint and nasal scrunch lines, and horizontal forehead wrinkles. The product has been used to safely and effectively treat thousands of patients over the course of the previous two decades. It has both cosmetic and medical applications. The product itself is produced in a laboratory using a purified protein solution.
Most people are not aware that there are actually two main forms of skin wrinkles: static and dynamic. BOTOX® treatment helps to minimize dynamic wrinkles. This type of wrinkle is formed by underlying muscles when you squint or smile. The easiest way to detect dynamic wrinkles is to pull your eyebrows together.
How BOTOX® Works
An injection neutralizes dynamic wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles. Muscles that are relaxed cannot form the contractions necessary for creating wrinkles on the surface of the skin. After a few months, the injected BOTOX® will be fully metabolized by your skin, and you will need follow-up treatments to maintain your results.
The injections help to minimize the appearance of necklines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. It can also be injected in small amounts for the treatment of other areas. For example, if the outer part of an eyebrow is displaying lax skin, it can help to raise this area to create a more even appearance. The treatment can also help lift corners of the mouth and smooth out dimpled chins.
Is BOTOX® the Same as Facial Fillers?
No. The only similarity that it has with facial fillers is that both treatments are delivered via injection. While facial fillers work by increasing skin volume, this treatment relaxes muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles and does not result in any structural change in facial skin.
How Long Before I Notice Results?
Patients sometimes notice results within two or three days, however, it may take up to one week to notice the full effects. Some patients may need to return so that we can assess the response to your BOTOX® treatment. Some patients will require more than one treatment for optimal results.
Contact us today to set up your initial BOTOX® consultation to learn if you would benefit from this safe and effective treatment for minimizing dynamic wrinkles. Rockstar Wellness Clinic is conveniently located in Hot Springs, AR.