Botox Cosmetic is a simple, safe, and effective solution for these types of wrinkles. It has been called the “lunchtime face-lift” by some because it is simple and quick to perform.
Dynamic wrinkles can be softened or smoothed by such methods as chemical peels and laser resurfacing. But since they have been formed by the muscular action of small facial muscles of expression, they tend to be re-established eventually. Botox is not a permanent treatment, but it is long lasting. Your first treatment will usually last three to four months and tends to last longer with each additional treatment. Ultimately one to two treatments a year could maintain the improvement.
The method consists of injecting tiny quantities of a biological medicine called Botox Cosmetic into specific muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. Botox is “Botulinum Enterotoxin”. This substance does not harm the muscles and nerves but it blocks the signals from the nerves so the muscle will not contract. Thus the cause of dynamic wrinkles is removed. The area remains relaxed and the wrinkles are markedly softened. Some patients say they “frown” whenever they are concentrating giving the appearance that they are angry. Deep creases can form due to this frequent frowning. With Botox this can be corrected. When they attempt to frown, but the brow remains relaxed and smooth the result can be remarkable. They look more relaxed and confident.
The same is true for crow’s feet. When you smile, your eyes can still “light up” and be very natural and attractive without the parallel wrinkles at the corner of the eyes that can be distracting. The result is a more natural, softer smile without the deep wrinkles.