Fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes are among some of the most noticeable signs of aging. This is also true of lines and creases that begin to develop across the brow. In the past, people often invested in costly and invasive facelift surgeries. Now, however, it is possible to turn back the proverbial hands of time without any cutting or tissue removal.
BOTOX® is an FDA-approved injectable that can instantly erase fine lines and wrinkles across the visage. This procedure entails absolutely no downtime and no special requirements for aftercare. In a matter of minutes, your complexion can look smoother, younger and virtually line-free.
Understanding the Difference Between Dynamic and Static Wrinkles
There are two types of wrinkles that can affect the facial skin. These are dynamic and static wrinkles. Static wrinkles can be attributed to a loss of facial volume, the inevitable decrease in natural collagen production that aging invariably entails and the general breakdown of the overall skin structure due to ongoing wear and tear. Static wrinkles are often deep, very noticeable and present alongside other symptoms of facial volume loss such as jowls, hollows and deep creases near the nasolabial folds.
Dynamic wrinkles are much more superficial in nature. These form when tension starts to build in the expressive muscles. You use your expressive muscles every time you convey emotion with your face. Years of expanding and contracting these muscles creates stress that becomes apparent at the surface layer of the skin. BOTOX® is used to block nerve messages that are sent to the expressive muscles so that these muscles achieve an extended, relaxed state. In turn, surface wrinkles are instantly erased.
Are You a Good Candidate for BOTOX®?
BOTOX® injections could be the right anti-aging treatment for you if you have mild to moderate wrinkles around the lips and eyes or noticeable creases across the brow. This treatment is not intended to correct deep facial creasing and other severe signs of volume loss.
Patients should note that the effects of BOTOX® injections are temporary. After about three to six months have passed, nerve communication will be fully restored to the treated area. The good news is that the injections can be safely and easily repeated by our provider as needed for ongoing benefits.
Treating Your Dynamic Wrinkles
Located in Roslyn Heights, Island Medical Laser proudly offers BOTOX® and Dysport® treatments for patients looking to minimize the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more about how these injectables can benefit you.