Due to years of repetitive muscle movement, dynamic wrinkles are formed, which can be hard to remove through non-invasive treatments. To counter this, Botox (a purified form of botulinum toxin) is used.
Botox isn’t permanent and may require re-application every three to six months. However, repeated application will help the results last longer.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What types of wrinkles are treated by Botox?
Botox only treats dynamic wrinkles, which develop over years of repetitive muscle movements, such as crow’s feet that are caused by squinting in the sun. By comparison, static wrinkles are caused by sun damage and age-related changes like the loss of collagen, fat, and elasticity.
Botox is commonly used to treat these dynamic wrinkles:
• Crow’s feet on the sides of eyes
• Forehead furrows
• Frown lines between eyebrows
• Bunny lines at the top and sides of the nose
• Skin bands on the neck
How does Botox work?
When the proper dose of Botox is injected into a muscle, it weakens the muscle by blocking nerve signals. As a result, the muscle doesn’t contract and the wrinkle associated with that muscle is significantly diminished or eliminated.
Does Botox affect your facial expressions?
You won’t lose any feeling in your face, and your face continues to reflect your natural expressions and emotions. Only a few specific muscles are carefully selected and injected with Botox, so its impact is limited to the wrinkles caused by the treated muscles.
What can you expect during the procedure?
A small amount of Botox is injected using a very thin needle. Anesthesia is rarely needed, but Dr. Sain will talk to you before the treatment, thoroughly explain the procedure, and take steps to ensure your comfort, if necessary. The procedure usually takes less than 15 minutes. If the injection site is a little red, you can carefully apply makeup as soon as the treatment is finished.
When will you see results?
It takes a few days for Botox to take effect, so expect to see results in about three to seven days. Botox isn’t permanent, the results last about three to six months. When the effect wears off and you begin to see wrinkles again, you can get another injection. In fact, with repeated injections, the results last longer as wrinkles become less severe.
*Individual results may vary.