It is very likely that you have seen how BOTOX® can make a person’s dynamic wrinkles almost disappear. However, did you know that you may even be able to prevent further facial wrinkles and lines using this treatment?
We encourage our patients to begin using BOTOX® before they reach a point where the treatment may no longer be effective for them. The age that we recommend for each patient is going to be different. It is going to depend on things like how much a person has already aged, how well they have taken care of their skin, their overall health and other factors.
The FDA has approved BOTOX® injections for individuals who are over 18 years old. It is usually not necessary for individuals as young as 18 to begin using BOTOX®. However, we have seen benefits when individuals begin to use the treatment when they are in their late twenties and early thirties. While you may not notice the fact that your skin and face are aging when you are in your late twenties, the aging process has already started for you.
Dynamic wrinkles are an interesting thing. Individuals have dynamic wrinkles no matter how old they are. Even babies and young children get dynamic wrinkles. Since they happen when a person makes a facial expression, the skin on top of the muscles moves and creases when the muscles contract. However, when you are young, the skin bounces back and remains smooth. When a person makes the same facial expressions over and over again and when their skin is affected by the aging process and environmental factors, the skin does not bounce back in the same way it does when a person is younger. So, they are left with dynamic wrinkles.
You can see your dynamic wrinkles when you look in the mirror and make a facial expression. When you smile, you may see that there are lines at the outside of your eyes, which are referred to as crow’s feet. When you make an angry expression, you are likely going to see that your forehead develops lines. These and other types of dynamic wrinkles can be treated with BOTOX®.
BOTOX® can be effective at getting rid of and even preventing dynamic wrinkles because it helps the muscles to relax. They do not contract in the exact same way they did before treatment. This allows you to still make normal facial expressions, but the muscles are not working in the exact same way as they did before. This will allow you to prevent further dynamic wrinkles from forming on your face.
During a consultation at Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery, we can show you how you may be able to prevent future facial wrinkles and lines with BOTOX® while minimizing the ones you already have. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Wellington!