Are you searching for treatment options for unwanted lines and wrinkles that appear on your forehead or between your eyebrows? BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular injectables out there right now and can help minimize the appearance of wrinkles that give away your age.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is simply a type of medication that we inject into your muscles to smooth dynamic wrinkles around your eyes, forehead, or other areas. The product is essentially a purified protein solution that relaxes the facial muscles.
How Does It Work?
Anytime you laugh, frown, or squint, muscles in your face are contracted, forming lines on the face. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by temporarily reducing the activity of muscles that form these dynamic wrinkles. Since these facial muscles are temporarily relaxed, frown lines and crow’s feet are largely erased.
After we inject the area with BOTOX® Cosmetic, the nerves responsible for muscle movement become blocked. The product does not actually treat the wrinkle itself. It lowers the activity of muscles involved in creating the wrinkle so that the wrinkle is no longer creased. Once the muscle responsible for creating the wrinkle stops this activity, your body can begin repairing the affected wrinkle. Although the treatment begins to work very quickly, it may take a week before you achieve maximum results.
BOTOX® Cosmetic really helps your skin become far smoother. The reason that you will enjoy greater skin smoothness is due to a lower degree of muscle activity, leading to skin that is more elastic since muscles beneath the skin are temporarily relaxed.
Can It Prevent Wrinkles?
Yes! BOTOX® Cosmetic is able to prevent wrinkles from forming in the future. Proactive use of the treatment can stifle the development of lines and wrinkles so that they never become apparent.
You can learn more information about BOTOX® Cosmetic and its many benefits during a consultation at Anazao MD in Steamboat Springs. Contact our office today to book an appointment and get started!