One of the world’s most popular cosmetic treatments is Botox, an anti-aging solution trusted across the globe. Millions have benefited from this extremely effective and versatile treatment, which smooths the appearance of wrinkles on the face. For patients who want to look younger, the experts at Radiant Reflections Weight Loss Clinic & Medspa in Hattiesburg, MS, know Neurotoxins – Botox is an ideal solution for a youthful-looking appearance.
Neurotoxins – Botox
Botox is an injectable treatment that works by preventing the normal communication between your brain and the nerves that dictate muscle movements of the face. Without any communication between the motor neurons in your brain and the muscles of your face, the facial muscles will not move, which then smooths the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
The active ingredient in this treatment is botulinum toxin-A, a purified formula that uses proteins to bind to the muscles in your face. Over several months, this formula will gradually fade from your muscles and the appearance of visible signs of aging will return.
What It Treats
A wrinkle is a wrinkle, right? Not so fast. Although most wrinkles appear similar, there are two different types of wrinkles: static and dynamic. This particular injectable treats dynamic wrinkles specifically.
Dynamic wrinkles typically form on the upper face and are associated with facial expressions. Any time your facial muscles contract to make an expression, the skin folds and crinkles, which eventually creates dynamic wrinkles as your skin loses volume during the aging process.
How Neurotoxins – Botox Works
This FDA-approved treatment works by relaxing the muscles in the face that contribute to the appearance of fine lines and dynamic wrinkles. By using Botox on areas such as the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes, the tense muscles in these regions will relax and the skin will appear more smooth.
This injectable works for dynamic wrinkles in a way dermal fillers cannot. While a dermal filler can increase the volume of the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, using a dermal filler on a dynamic wrinkle is not usually effective. By treating the muscle rather than the skin, a neurotoxin injectable can address the visible sign of aging from the inside out.
The Source of Aging
Most people assume that the visible signs of aging are inevitable and that no matter what you do, you will have to learn how to live with fine lines and wrinkles. But if you understand the source of visible aging, you may be able to better mitigate the visible effects. For dynamic wrinkles, the source of visible aging is a combination of muscle contractions and natural volume loss in the skin. This treatment works by targeting the source of those facial contractions so the skin will appear smooth and unwrinkled.
Although volume loss should be expected starting around age 30 for most people, the natural depletion of collagen in the skin is far from the only source of skin aging. The most prominent cause of visible skin aging is caused by the sun. Experts estimate roughly 90% of all visible skin aging is associated with damage from the sun – including dynamic wrinkles.
Although dynamic wrinkles form because of facial muscle contractions, the thinning of the skin is a large contributor to the appearance of these wrinkles. Unprotected sun exposure affects skin all over the face and body. Over time, UV ray exposure causes the thin to lose volume and elasticity more quickly. This is why people who spend a great deal of time outdoors may notice dynamic wrinkles earlier in life than those who are not as active.
Will Your Results Look Natural?
Whether or not your results will look natural is a major consideration for many patients. But there is little to worry about – the results of this neurotoxin injectable create results that look and feel natural. The subtle improvement in your appearance will result from fewer visible wrinkles. You will still be able to make facial expressions and feel your face after your treatment.
If you are an adult with wrinkles or fine lines on the upper face, you are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding, and you do not have a history of severe allergic reactions, then you are likely a good candidate for this treatment. A consultation will go over your medical history and aesthetic goals to assess whether or not this treatment is right for you.
Refine Your Skin with Neurotoxins – Botox
Smooth-looking skin is the key to appearing younger. The results from a neurotoxin injectable treatment can last for three to four months at a time. Most people are considered good candidates for this treatment, particularly those who have dynamic wrinkles that have not responded to other treatments. Contact us today to schedule your consutation.