Dynamic wrinkles, the ones that form on your face and forehead when you make facial expressions, are the most difficult to treat. The reason has to do with why these wrinkles develop in the first place. Over the years, you’ve performed hundreds of thousands of facial expressions, and this eventually caused crimp lines to develop in certain areas of the skin surface. This is much the same way that stretch marks form. A BOTOX treatment may very well be the ideal solution for reducing the appearance of these annoying crow’s feet and smile lines.
Unlike skin ablation, peel treatments, or dermabrasion, BOTOX® treatments don’t involve actual skin treatment. Instead, the procedure addresses the strength and capability of the muscles that lie just beneath the skin. These are the muscles that control skin movement and allow you to pout, purse your lips, and smile at your friends and family. When these muscles are prevented from fully contracting, the frown lines and crow’s feet are fall less visible.
Development of Fine Wrinkles
When you were a kid, you probably thought that you’d get wrinkly by the time you were a grandparent. Unfortunately nature hasn’t cooperated. Even in our 20s, we experience a gradual decrease in the amount of proteins in our skin, and over the next two decades, moisture retention also decreases. This makes it easier for the skin to get pinched along certain lines where the muscles tend to pull the skin together. If you fold a piece of paper loosely, but do it over and over, eventually a crease line forms. It’s the same thing with your facial skin.
A BOTOX treatment addresses this specific problem. The procedure involves the injection of a purified protein serum. The serum acts as a nerve signal blocker. The muscle cannot fully contract even when ordered to by signals from the brain.
Consultation and Treatment
We will want to consult with you so that we can examine your face to see which muscles are responsible for the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You’ll pout, widen your eyes, and purse your lips. After we observe you doing this, we’ll know just how much of the BOTOX® fluid to use and where to inject it.
In less than 15 minutes, the injection procedure is completed, and you’re on your way home. You need not perform any sort of follow-up care, and there’s no downtime after treatment. You’ll begin to notice a gradual disappearance of the dynamic wrinkles over the next few days.
Simple Alternative to Other Skin Treatments
A BOTOX treatment doesn’t involve any surgery, skin repositioning, or skin ablation. Indeed, the skin isn’t even being treated. Many of our patients favor this type of wrinkle-reducing procedure because they don’t feel they are yet in need of a more aggressive treatment.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
To learn more about how a BOTOX treatment can take years off your appearance and give you back your self-confidence, feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Anazao MD. At our convenient location in Steamboat Springs, CO, you’ll get all the facts about this effective means of wrinkle relaxation. Contact us today to set up your consultation!