If you love to smile and laugh, you’re not alone. These expressions allow us to communicate and enjoy time with others. However, they also cause wrinkles to form on the face, and as you grow older, these lines will become more prominent and make you feel old.
BOTOX® injections are used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, and to improve your appearance, the injections contain a special solution that prevents certain facial muscles from contracting. This treatment can temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines, forehead furrows and crow’s feet.
Good Candidates for BOTOX®
If you’d like to fight back against unwanted facial wrinkles, then BOTOX® is definitely worth considering, and it’s great for people who are dealing with moderate to severe wrinkles on the face. However, the wrinkles must be in areas of the face where BOTOX® can treat them. A few common areas where this product is regularly used are the forehead and between the eyes.
An ideal candidate for BOTOX® should be in good health and have realistic expectations for what the treatment can provide. The best candidates would like to do something about facial wrinkles and don’t want to undergo invasive surgery. If this describes your situation, then you might be a great candidate for this treatment.
The Problem with Dynamic Wrinkles
BOTOX® injections are used to correct dynamic wrinkles, and these are wrinkles that form from repeated muscle contractions. When you laugh or smile, the muscles underneath your skin bunch together and begin to form lines.
Some very common types of dynamic wrinkles are mouth lines, forehead creases, frown lines and crow’s feet. These are all problems that can be corrected with BOTOX® injections. Once skillfully injected into preselected areas, the solution tells the targeted facial muscles that cause these contractions to relax, which causes a major reduction in the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.
Static wrinkles are different because they’re caused by a loss of hyaluronic acid and collagen. Although static wrinkles cannot be treated with BOTOX®, various types of dermal fillers are available at our office that can work well for static facial wrinkles.
Learn More During a Consultation
Treatment with BOTOX® is safe, simple and effective. As long as you’re a healthy adult with dynamic wrinkles, you could be a great candidate for BOTOX® treatment at the office of Zachary Farris, MD. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Dallas.