Not all wrinkles are the same. Many of the most frustrating wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and frown lines, are caused by repetitive muscle movement. These are known as dynamic wrinkles, and they are exactly what a Botox® treatment was designed to help with. This completely non-surgical option is so popular that it is practically a household name!
Understanding Dynamic Wrinkles
Collagen is the key to youthful, firm skin. As soon as the age of 20, our bodies stop producing less collagen. It is estimated that we have already lost 10% of this important building block by the time we hit 30. Without as much collagen, the skin has a harder time “bouncing back” after you make an expression. Smiling, frowning, and squinting are all examples of facial motions that cause lines on the face.
How a Botox® Treatment Can Help
The best way to get dynamic wrinkles to fade is to give your face a chance to relax. Botox® treatment works by temporarily relaxing select muscles so that movements are reduced and the skin has a chance to smooth out. The surrounding area is completely unaffected and you are still able to make a full range of facial expressions. It takes approximately 2-3 days after the injections for the muscle movement to stop. You should notice visible improvements one week after your treatment.
After approximately four months, the effects of the treatment will begin to wear off. At this point, a follow-up session should be done if you would like to maintain your results. Otherwise, muscle movement will begin again and the dynamic wrinkles will begin to reappear.
The Advantages of Botox® Treatment
If you are not sure what the best wrinkle treatment out there is for you, consider the following benefits of Botox®:
- Treatments can be done in as little as 15 minutes
- There is no special preparation required
- There is no downtime after your treatment
- It dramatically reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Results appear in roughly one week
- Botox® is the most researched drug of its kind
- The treatment is safe and FDA-approved
- It can turn back the hands of the clock and boost your self-esteem!
Interested in learning more about Botox® treatments and how they can help reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles? Feel free to visit Absolute Health Medical Center in Eugene. Contact us today to schedule your consultation! At this consultation, we will discuss your goals for treatment and develop a personalized treatment plan just for you.