How Botox® Softens and Smoothes WrinklesThough no one can stop aging, with the help of Botox®, the most popular cosmetic treatment in the nation, you can safely and effectively make yourself look younger--and even get rid of wrinkles.
All it takes to look 5 or even 10 years younger is a few tiny injections of Botox®. Its amazing results have led to its long-lasting success and always-growing popularity. You’ll see younger looking skin for months with this small and simple solution
Botox® Erases WrinklesWrinkles develop as you age because your skin stops making as much of two important proteins: collagen and elastin. These proteins help your skin look firm and smooth and allows it to snap back into place after you make an expression.
But without as much of these proteins, your skin begins to fold and crease into wrinkles. Some wrinkles, called static wrinkles, are there all the time whether you are smiling, frowning or sleeping. But dynamic wrinkles are wrinkles that only appear when you move your face into certain expressions like laughing, scowling or frowning.
Botox® can’t erase static wrinkles (though dermal fillers can help!). Instead, Botox® focuses on stopping dynamic wrinkles. Each Botox® injection contains a tiny amount of botulinum toxin, a substance that occurs in nature. Botulinum toxin actually blocks nerve signals from your brain to your muscles.
So, when you make an expression, your brain sends signals to your face to furrow your brow or crinkle your eyes. Bu with Botox®, the signal never arrives as your muscles. That means that dynamic wrinkles don’t appear since your face stays relaxed.
Though it sounds like you can’t make any expression at all, don’t worry; that’s a Hollywood myth. Botox® only affects certain small muscles, so you’ll still be smiling, laughing or frowning--just without wrinkles.
You’ll find about a week after your first treatment that small lines and wrinkles are completely gone while deeper wrinkles are much harder to see. You’ll be able to enjoy those results for 3-4 months, but maintenance appointments can help them last longer.
And the more you get Botox®, the better it works. Research suggests that because it keeps the face relaxed, Botox® can actually prevent static wrinkles from forming. All you have to do is keep using Botox® regularly to actually slow down the clock and the appearance of wrinkles. If you want to prevent wrinkles with Botox®, it is best to start using it during your late 20s or early 30s.
Where Botox® Gets Rid of WrinklesOver time, cosmetic surgeons have found new ways to use Botox®. You can now use it in many areas of your face to stop wrinkles, including;
- - Forehead (for 11s)
- - Around the eyes (for crow's feet)
- - Around the lips (to erase vertical lines on the upper lip)Around the lips (to erase vertical lines on the upper lip)
- - Around the mouth (to stop frown lines)
- - Around the nose (to get rid of wrinkles around the nostrils)
At The Spa and Laser Center in Virginia Beach, our aestheticians are experts in using Botox®. They work with you to get the best possible results that leave you feeling beautiful and confident. Please contact us today at 757-965-7444 or online to schedule your Botox® consultation.