Many people confuse Botox with dermal fillers and assume they’re the same thing, which is false. Botox is a neurotoxin that functions by blocking the action of the nerves on the muscles near the injection site. On the other hand, dermal fillers are a manufactured substance that uses hyaluronic acid – a substance naturally found in the body. These two treatments target fine lines and wrinkles but go about it in very different ways. In this article, we will concentrate on Botox treatment.
The face contains 43 muscles that allow a person to create an unlimited number of different facial expressions. As we smile or frown, these muscles work beneath the skin, stretching and compressing it, often forming small creases and folds to produce the desired facial expression. Our skin is very elastic when we are young, and these creases and folds snap back into place when our face is neutral. As we age, our skin becomes less flexible. As a result, dynamic wrinkles form due to the habitual muscle movement of the face and reduced elasticity. Dynamic wrinkles commonly develop on the forehead and around the eyes (crow’s feet) and lips (prevalent with smokers).
Cosmetic Botox Treatment
Dynamic wrinkles are not as deep or entrenched as other wrinkles and are easily treated using Botox. The neurotoxin in Botox relaxes these muscles helping soften the wrinkles. The treatment is very targeted and only treats the small area around the injection site.
Botox is typically used on the upper part of the face, side of the eyes, forehead, or between the eyes. It is most effective with fine dynamic wrinkles, less so on deep static wrinkles. Any Botox treatment should be carried out by a qualified, licensed, and experienced professional.
How Long Will It Last?
Botox treatment isn’t permanent. It takes about two weeks to see the full results of a Botox treatment, and it lasts three to four months. The amount used per session depends on the size of the treatment area, which is determined by a professional.
Other Botox Treatments
Besides treating wrinkles, Botox is used for treating hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. It is injected into the sweat glands of the armpit to curb sweating. Botox is also used for treating chronic migraines, reducing the frequency of occurrence.
Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing a face older than you feel? Get rid of those fine lines and wrinkles with a Botox treatment. Contact Metro MediSpa and set up an appointment for an evaluation and treatment. Call 888-637-7228 or 910-599-9925 today.