The appearance of wrinkles on one’s face is rarely welcome. In particular, harsh lines around the eyes and eyebrows can make you look older than you are, leaving you feeling unhappy with your appearance and even struggling to recognize your reflection. But what if you could soften these facial wrinkles? Botox is a method of facial rejuvenation that offers natural-looking results and can make you look and feel more yourself. With the Beverly Hills Sculptress, it’s just one way we have to help you get the look your desire.
Can You Really Soften Facial Wrinkles? Why Botox Works
What Is Botox?
Botox is a temporary solution to dynamic wrinkles. This simple and safe treatment uses a very small needle to smoothen the skin, targeting frown lines and those overworked wrinkles around the eyes. The result is a softened, natural look with reduced lines and a more buoyant appearance.
What Are Dynamic Wrinkles?
Dynamic wrinkles are the deep wrinkles on your face caused by overactive muscles and repeated facial movements. They’re the lines often caused by squinting and furrowing one’s brow; think crow’s feet and frown lines. They are particularly prominent between the eyebrows, around the eyes, and on the forehead.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment reduces specific muscle activity (also known as “cosmetic denervation”). It blocks impulses between nerves and the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines.
Essentially, it relaxes the muscles so that they move less, and as such, the skin on top of these muscles doesn’t crinkle and form lines. Because it only targets a few critical areas, the rest of the muscles on the face still function normally, so the face still looks natural and emotive.
Why Should I Choose This Treatment Over Other Neuromodulators?
Since the early 1990s, Botox has been studied comprehensively as a means of reinvigorating the face. Ninety percent of patients have responded positively to treatment, saying they can see a reduction in wrinkles. Results last longer and appear faster than with many competing treatments. Not only that, but it is approved in Canada to be used to treat other muscle-related conditions, too, and it’s also a completely reversible treatment.
Many facial treatments target skin concerns from the outside. By relaxing the muscles that cause the wrinkles, this treatment offers more than just a covering solution to frown lines. It goes to the root of the problem, and this is what makes it an innovative and unique approach to line reduction.
What Is Treatment Like?
Using a micro-needle, a tiny amount of product is injected with care and precision into several spots on the face. Due to the needle being so fine, and the fact that only a small amount of liquid is needed to ensure treatment is effective, patients experience minimal discomfort throughout the process. Most say it’s comparable to a bug bite! The treatment is quick and safe.
What Will the Results Look Like?
Following treatment, the skin over the muscle becomes smoother and unwrinkled, leaving you looking more youthful and polished. The untreated muscles on the face will still contract in a normal fashion, meaning your facial expressions are still lively and natural-looking.
How Long Is Recovery?
Patients can resume normal activities immediately following the treatment and can even drive themselves home or back to work.
When Will Results Appear, and How Long Will They Last?
Results will start to appear in 1-5 days following treatment, and full results will be visible in 7-10 days. They will last between three and six months – the exact duration varies from person to person. Patients generally undergo treatment two to four times a year.
Early clinical studies have also shown that the duration of the benefits of this treatment is increased with time.
Does Botox Treat Other Cosmetic Concerns?
This treatment targets dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle contractions. It cannot be used on wrinkles that are caused by other factors such as sun damage or ageing, nor will it be able to improve sagging.
If you’re interested in addressing other skin concerns and want to explore other options such as fillers and facelifts, you can discuss alternatives or additional treatments during a consultation with us.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Because these wrinkles aren’t dictated by sun or age, there is no one “age bracket” or “lifestyle” that defines patients seeking this treatment.
This treatment is ideal for anyone who has noticed dynamic wrinkles around your eyes their eyes and eyebrows and seeks to correct this. In particular, it may be suitable if you don’t have noticeable wrinkles in other areas of the face. If you are looking to keep the rest of your face active and emotive, this treatment is a great choice as it works only on specific areas.
What Will Happen Prior to Treatment?
Before treatment, you will need to have a consultation with a doctor to learn more and ensure you are in the right condition to undergo this treatment. Your doctor will discuss at length any risks involved, as results can vary depending on specific patients’ facial muscles.
By targeting the muscles under the skin, this treatment offers an effective method of reducing dynamic wrinkles around the eyes and eyebrows. If you’re ready for softer, smoother skin, and to feel more youthful and attractive whilst maintaining a natural look, you may be right for Botox. Call The Beverly Hills Sculptress and schedule a consultation.