It is common to hear people refer to Botox® as a cure-all for every type of cosmetic issue that you may be experiencing. Part of the reason why people have this impression is because Botox® is a truly effective treatment. However, it actually does only one thing when it is used for cosmetic purposes. We would like to tell you how Botox® injections can erase your wrinkles.
How Does the Treatment Work?
When you come in for your first treatment, the doctor is going to gently inject a tiny bit of the product into your facial muscles. The result will be that the muscles will relax. This allows the skin to stop folding and creasing in the same way that it does when you make normal facial expressions every day.
The reason why this treatment is so effective is because it actually gets to the root of the problem. You may have had the experience of being disappointed after using expensive topical treatments to reduce wrinkles. While you may feel that the condition of your skin has improved, you likely still see the same amount of wrinkles on your face. This is because topical treatments cannot reach the muscles, which cause the dynamic wrinkles. However, Botox® injections relax those muscles for about three months, which allows your skin to smooth out. Smooth skin looks more youthful and healthy.
Can you really expect your wrinkles to be completely erased? The answer to this question is going to depend on how severe your dynamic wrinkles are. The first thing that you should know is that individuals can use Botox® injections in order to prevent dynamic wrinkles. If you start early, you can preserve a youthful face for as long as possible. If you are just starting to see dynamic wrinkles on your skin, it is likely that they can be erased. However, if you are older and have never done anything to address deep dynamic wrinkles, you are likely to see them softened.
Are You a Good Candidate?
If you would like to enjoy a more youthful look with Botox® injections, you may be wondering what it takes to qualify for treatment. Men and women make good candidates for this treatment. If a woman is pregnant or nursing, she will need to wait until a later time to have her injections given.
The best way to find out about your candidacy for Botox® injections is to meet with our doctor at the office of Wendy Roberts, MD. We are conveniently located in Rancho Mirage, CA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!