BOTOX® is a product we hear about all the time. You might hear it whispered among your coworkers. You might hear tabloids, television programs and Internet news talking about celebrities who are thought to have received injections. Truthfully, there are many celebrities who are proud to tell the world that they get occasional BOTOX® treatments. They are proud to talk about these treatments because they know that they work and have a positive effect on their overall appearance. Maybe you are curious about this world-famous injectable and are wondering if it’s right for you. We can help you learn more at our center in Huntington.
Did you know that there are different types of wrinkles? In general, wrinkles fall into two basic categories: static and dynamic. Static wrinkles develop with age as our skin loses its volume and elasticity. Dynamic wrinkles are the wrinkles that your face produces when it is in motion. To get a good idea of dynamic wrinkles, look at yourself in the mirror and make a variety of facial expressions. Do you see the wrinkles that appear along the sides of your eyes, around your mouth and on your forehead? Those are dynamic wrinkles. These types of wrinkles are exactly what BOTOX® is designed to treat.
The treatment works by getting to the heart or source of your wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by the contraction of the muscles underneath your skin. When these muscles contract, they transmit their movements through your skin. BOTOX® interferes with the signals that your nerves send to your facial muscles. This way, your facial muscles don’t contract as harshly when you make facial expressions.
Don’t worry. This does not mean that it leaves you with a frozen face, nor does this mean that you won’t be able to express your emotions. You’ll still be able to make the same expressions you always did. The only difference is that they won’t leave lines and wrinkles in their wake. When administered by a trained professional, your appearance is left totally natural. However, people will notice that you look younger, refreshed and inviting.
BOTOX® is a relatively quick and comfortable treatment. A couple injections are given in strategic locations, and then you’re able to go back to your everyday life. Before you receive your injections, you’ll have the chance to sit down and talk with our specialist about any questions or concerns you may have.
There is a reason why BOTOX® is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments performed today. At Huntington Women’s Health, we are proud to offer this treatment to qualified clients in Huntington and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your consultation in Huntington!