BOTOX® is a purified protein solution that’s been FDA-approved for use as an injectable, anti-aging treatment. The solution temporarily relaxes select facial muscles that are responsible for expression. This smooths the dynamic, fine lines and wrinkles that are most apparent whenever a person is laughing, frowning or furrowing the brow. BOTOX® is currently the most popular cosmetic treatment for frown lines, crow’s feet and perioral wrinkles or wrinkles around the mouth. That’s because the injections are incredibly effective, they are simple and they do not require any downtime.
All BOTOX® patients must be at least 18 years of age. Although BOTOX® is a purified and FDA-approved solution, there’s still the potential for allergic reaction. If you have any known allergies to certain products, you should definitely let our specialist know during your consultation. It may be necessary to perform a small skin test with BOTOX® before proceeding with a full range of facial injections.
BOTOX® injections serve as a temporary solution to fine lines and wrinkles across the visage. After about four have passed, full functionality will be restored to the expressive muscles and dynamic creases across the treated area will invariably reappear. People often have their BOTOX® procedures repeated at our office two to three times each year. This is a great way to maintain a youthful and well-rested appearance.
It is important to keep in mind that only dynamic wrinkles are responsive to BOTOX®. Given that dynamic wrinkles occur in relation to facial movement, this treatment is capable of smoothing these out by strategically limiting movement within the targeted areas. Static wrinkles, however, are wrinkles that remain apparent even when your face is absolutely still. Unlike the dynamic wrinkles that are most prevalent around the mouth and eyes and across the forehead, static wrinkles are usually more noticeable along the nasolabial folds. These creases are indicative of both volume loss and the gradual breakdown in overall skin structure. If you suffer from these more advanced signs of aging, our provider is more likely to recommend other treatments.
During a consultation at Huntington Women’s Health, you can get all the facts about BOTOX®, including whether or not you are a candidate for treatment. Our office is conveniently located in Huntington. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more!