How the Most Popular Cosmetic Treatment Helps You Look YoungerFor almost every facial expression you make, you move your facial muscles. Some of these muscles, like the frontalis, procerus and corrugator muscles, move your eyebrows. Whether you frown because you are confused or raise your eyebrows in surprise, that muscle moves, cause the skin on your forehead to bunch and wrinkle.
When you are young, your skin will go smooth again after you stop making the expression. You have plenty of collagen and elastin, natural proteins in your skin that help it remain firm and snap right back into place. Your skin also has little damage from toxins or sunlight.
But as you get older, even just in your 20s and 30s, you have less and less collagen. You have less and less elastin. Your skin may be damaged from time in the sun or exposure to smoke. So each time you make an expression, those forehead wrinkles can begin to leave creases. Eventually, wrinkles are left behind.
You have options to erase those wrinkles and leave your skin looking younger, including Botox®. Botox®, the most popular cosmetic treatment in the country, is a safe, non-invasive method for erasing forehead wrinkles.
How Botox® Works to Stop Forehead WrinklesBotox®, which contains botulinum toxin in safe amounts, can be injected with a tiny needle into strategic areas of your forehead. The toxin blocks nerve signals from your nerves to your frontalis, procerus and corrugator muscles. So when your brain sends the message to frown or gasp, those nerve signals are stopped. That means no more wrinkling in your forehead, whether you are making an expression or not.
Because Botox® stops the muscle from moving, it can both treat and prevent forehead wrinkles. It becomes more and more effective with each treatment you get. If you start Botox® younger, you may be able to slow the development of forehead wrinkles and keep those muscles relaxed.
Though these muscles don’t move, other muscles do continue to move. That means you won’t have a “frozen face” like myths say. You’ll still be able to express yourself through your face, just with fewer wrinkles.
When To Expect Botox® ResultsBotox® becomes more effective as each day passes after your treatment. You should see full results about a week after your treatment. Your results, a smooth forehead, should last for about four months. You can schedule maintenance appointments to keep your results going strong at all times.
You can also improve your results by taking care of your skin. That means you should use a gentle cleanser and a moisturizer every day. You should also always wear sunscreen to protect your skin from UV damage and avoid smoking, which prematurely ages skin.
At The Spa and Laser Center in Virginia Beach, our expert Botox® technicians have helped thousands of people get rid of forehead wrinkles and achieve a younger-looking appearance You can rely on our experience to smooth your skin and leaving you looking fresh. Contact us today at 757-965-7444 or online to schedule your Botox® consultation.