As you age, you may notice the formation of numerous wrinkles in areas of your face. These age lines come about due to many factors. Certain wrinkles are creases in the skin that form because of the positions of the muscles beneath the skin. Repeated use of muscles in the same facial expressions makes them stiff and contracted, affecting the overlying skin.
Wrinkles can form anywhere but are most visible on the face. The most commonly noticed areas where wrinkles form are:
Eyes: Crow’s feet are probably the most common type of wrinkle. As you read or stare into the mobile or computer screens, you squint as you try to focus. Over time, frequent squinting can lead to the wrinkles under and around the eyes.
Forehead: Wrinkles that form on the forehead are very noticeable. Horizontal lines stretch from one end of the forehead to the other, while vertical lines form between the eyebrows. People who have a very expressive face can get these wrinkles sooner.
Others: Lines can also form around the lips, on the chin, and in other regions of the face.
Injections of Botox Cosmetic
Botox injections are the most popular method for treatment of facial wrinkles. This product has been around for a long time, more than 20 years to be exact.
Botox is actually a protein obtained from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. Considered safe for cosmetic use, Botox has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of facial wrinkles.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox, when injected into the skin, stops the nerves of the face from communicating to the muscles that contract or change shape according to the signal. The action of Botox prevents the muscles from working, allowing contracted muscled to relax.
Smoother, firmer skin is visible within three to five days. The treatment only takes around 15 minutes to complete, and there’s no downtime, so you’ll be able to return to your normal schedule immediately.
What Kind Of Wrinkles Can Botox Treat?
Botox is effective against a number of wrinkles, including:
• Crow’s feet: Botox can help the muscles around the eyes relax, making it so you do not have to strain your eye muscles as much as before. Muscle activity around the eyes is reduced.
• Horizontal and vertical lines on the forehead: Frowning, laughing, or other facial actions and expressions create wrinkles on the forehead, which can be treated effectively with Botox. Horizontal and vertical wrinkles can both be smoothed away during this treatment.
• Smoker’s lines around the lips: Botox injections can make smoker’s lines, or lipstick lines, disappear. These are vertical lines that come up from the lips.
• Dimpled chin: Excessive wrinkling or sagging on the chin can be treated with Botox.
Make an Appointment for a Consultation
Board-certified plastic surgeons Doctors William Umansky and Jeffrey Umansky are experienced medical professionals with a high degree of skill. If you would like to meet to discuss Botox injections during a consultation, contact our office to setup a consultation.