When you were a child, did you ever look at your grandparents or other older individuals around you and think to yourself that you would never look like that? Or do you remember when you thought that a person who was 35 years old was old? Now, as you are approaching your mid-thirties, it may be difficult for you to accept the changes that aging is having on your appearance. You may start to see the formation of wrinkles on your face. Some of these wrinkles are static, meaning that they are there regardless of if you smile or if you make other facial expressions. However, some of these wrinkles are dynamic.
Dynamic wrinkles usually appear on the forehead, around the sides of the eyes and around your mouth. They appear when you make a facial expression. Dynamic wrinkles become more prominent the older you get. This is because as we age, our face loses volume. We go from having a round, full face to having one that looks gaunt. This loss of volume is often seen around the forehead, around the sides of the mouth and in the cheeks. As our face loses volume, our skin gets closer to our muscles. When our muscles move and contract, they produce folds of skin.
Dynamic wrinkles can be a problem because they can make you look older. They can make you look angry and can detract from your overall appearance. BOTOX® is a powerful tool in fighting dynamic wrinkles. BOTOX® is not designed to deal with static wrinkles, which are the wrinkles that we have on our face regardless of our facial expression.
BOTOX® works by interrupting the signals that the nerves in the face send to facial muscles. So when you smile, certain muscles may not contract. As a result, the dynamic wrinkles do not appear.
BOTOX® is especially effective at treating the wrinkles that appear on our forehead, on the sides of our eyes and around our nose and mouth. Many people turn to BOTOX® when they are not quite ready to go under the knife. They use BOTOX® as a non-invasive way of improving their appearance.
Some individuals are concerned about having a frozen face after using BOTOX®. But the truth is that BOTOX® treatments are not what produce that frozen appearance. When a person has a frozen or startled appearance, it is likely because they have had a botched forehead lift and not necessarily as a result of a bad BOTOX® treatment.
BOTOX® is safe and effective. It has proven itself to be an invaluable tool in the battle against dynamic wrinkles. To determine if you are a good candidate for BOTOX®, come in for a consultation at Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre in Guelph. Our cosmetic professionals are committed to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.