These days, most everyone has heard of Botox, the “magical” treatment that can eliminate lines and wrinkles with just a few injections. In fact, according to ASPS, Botox was the number one minimally-invasive procedure in 2016. However, do you know how Botox actually makes those wrinkles disappear? Read on to learn about how Botox really works.
Throughout our lives, we make many facial expressions. When we make these expressions, we are contracting our facial muscles. And when facial expressions are made often and muscles are constantly being contracted, lines and wrinkles begin to form. Botox is made up of botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin that works to temporary relax these muscle contractions so that wrinkles and lines are softened or completely eliminated. Botox can be used to relax the muscles that cause forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, lines between the eyebrows (the 11 lines), diminish neck bands, improve skin dimpling on the chin, and soften a square jawline.
Who Can Benefit?
Adults who are looking to smooth dynamic lines and wrinkles can often benefit from Botox. However, those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have certain nerve conditions should not receive this treatment. A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon can help to determine if this treatment is right for you. Plus, because Botox results are temporary (lasts 3-6 months) Botox can be great for those who are not looking for permanent outcomes.
Are you considering Botox for a more youthful appearance? If so, take your first step towards a new you by contacting Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa in Louisville today. We would be happy to schedule your initial consultation!