By now, you have probably heard of BOTOX®. This revolutionary treatment is changing the way we approach signs of aging. It is a highly effective option for certain types of facial fine lines and wrinkles. If you have been wondering if you are a candidate for the treatment, you should learn more about how it works and who makes a good candidate.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® works by temporarily relaxing certain facial muscles. This is done so that your face can relax and the fine lines and wrinkles can fade. The injections are given in a highly targeted manner so that they do not affect the surrounding area. You do not have to worry about having a “frozen” face after this treatment. Due to the way it works, this treatment is not intended to treat skin damage done by the sun or gravity. Instead, it works on what are known as dynamic wrinkles.
What are Dynamic Wrinkles?
Dynamic wrinkles are the ones that appear on your face when you make certain expressions. Every time you frown, laugh, squint, etc., fine lines show up. In our youth, there is so much collagen in our skin that these lines quickly fade when we stop making the expression. Over time, collagen levels drop, and these wrinkles stick around longer. These dynamic wrinkles are precisely what BOTOX® is intended to treat. Common examples include frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines.
Who is a Candidate?
In the past, BOTOX® was considered something that only “older” women had done. Now, both men and women in their younger years are taking advantage of this treatment. Dynamic wrinkles can show up practically any time, and there is no reason to put off treatment if they bother you.
You may be a good candidate for BOTOX® if:
- You have moderate to severe facial wrinkles
- You are wanting to treat dynamic wrinkles that are caused by repetitive facial movements
- You have realistic expectations regarding the process and results
- You are in good overall health
If you have more questions about BOTOX® and whether or not it is a good option for you, simply book an appointment at the office of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs in New York, NY. We have a friendly staff of professionals who would be happy to assess your case and create a personalized treatment plan just for you. Contact us today to set up a consultation!