No one wants to grow old. However, every day when you look in the mirror, you probably see the telltale signs that indicate that you are doing just that. There are a lot of factors that contribute to a person having an aged appearance. One of the major contributors is the loss of facial volume. Another is the loss of skin elasticity. However, the symptom that everyone links to aging is getting wrinkles.
BOTOX® is a therapy that is designed to minimize the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. When determining whether or not you are a candidate for this treatment, it is good to make sure that you understand this point. There is a difference between dynamic wrinkles and static wrinkles. Look at your face in the mirror. Do you see wrinkles when your face is at rest? These are static wrinkles, and they cannot be addressed by BOTOX®. Now, smile, frown or make another facial expression. Did wrinkles appear on your forehead, around the sides of your eyes and along the sides of your mouth? If so, you have dynamic wrinkles, and this makes you a great candidate for BOTOX® treatment.
The reason why those wrinkles appear when you make facial expressions is that as you age, your face has lost some of its volume. This is a natural and unavoidable side effect of aging. With diminished volume, your skin is a lot closer to your facial muscles. So when you make expressions, your muscles contort your skin into wrinkles.
BOTOX® will smooth out dynamic wrinkles by temporarily relaxing some of the muscles in your face. This way, when you smile and make other expressions, the muscles in your forehead, around your eyes or around your mouth will not contract in the same way and dynamic wrinkles will not appear.
Before considering BOTOX® treatments, you need to take a serious evaluation of your health. This is a medical procedure. As with all medical procedures, your best chance of having a good outcome comes from being in good health.
In addition to having good physical health, BOTOX® candidates should have good mental and emotional health. You have to understand that while this treatment will improve your appearance, it will not make you a different person. You will still be you, only with a more refreshed looked. Make sure that you are getting BOTOX® treatments because it is something you want to do for your face and not because you feel pressured to do it by others.
BOTOX® is a powerful tool that can help to eliminate dynamic wrinkles. If you feel that are a good candidate for this treatment, consult our experts at Youthtopia Med Spa in Alpharetta. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.