One of the biggest challenges about going through the aging process is that you start to develop dynamic wrinkles. The unfortunate thing is that people cannot see the way that you feel on the inside. All that they can see is how you look on the outside. Based on your external appearance, they make a lot of decisions about you. As we develop facial wrinkles we begin to look more tired and annoyed, which can change how a person views us.
One of the most popular ways to address facial wrinkling is using BOTOX®. A lot of people have heard about the procedure, but there is still some confusion about what it does and what it treats.
BOTOX® is designed to remove dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are the wrinkles that form on your face when you make a facial movement. To get a better idea of what dynamic wrinkles are, look at yourself in the mirror and then smile. Do you see the wrinkles that are forming on the side of your eyes, which are sometimes known as crow’s feet? Those are dynamic wrinkles.
Dynamic wrinkles are caused when the movement of the muscles underneath your skin is telegraphed into your skin. Eventually, dynamic wrinkles can become static wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that are on your face regardless of the facial expression that you make.
BOTOX® helps you prevent that from happening by relaxing the muscles in your face that contract when you have facial expressions. By relaxing these muscles, it prevents the muscle movement from telegraphing through your skin.
Contrary to what many people think, when it is applied correctly, BOTOX® does not lead to you having frozen face. It allows you to maintain your same range of facial movement. The only difference is that the contractions your muscles make are reduced.
There are many benefits to using BOTOX® to remove facial dynamic wrinkles. One of the biggest benefits is that you are able to restore your youthful appearance without going under the knife. Another nice thing about the procedure is that there is no recovery time. You can come to the office, get it done during your lunch break, and go right back to work as if nothing ever happened.
For more information, you can contact our Huntington office today at Huntington Women’s Health. People love BOTOX® because it helps them reduce facial wrinkles while at the same time helps them to maintain a natural, youthful look. You’ll love it too!