Myth: Botox can treat any type of line and wrinkle.
Botox, Botox, Botox. It’s a superstar these days, that’s for sure. And with good reason: it’s the revolutionary prescription medication that improves moderate to severe frown lines, forehead furrows, smoker’s lines, and crow’s feet.
And Then There Are the Tougher Lines and Wrinkles
But unfortunately, contrary to popular belief, Botox can’t treat all types of lines and wrinkles. We’re here to give you the lowdown on which kinds of lines and wrinkles Botox is most effective on. But first: how does Botox even work?
Botox is a neurotoxin and works by attaching itself to nerve endings. Once this happens, the neurotransmitter responsible for triggering muscle contractions, called acetylcholine, can’t be released. To put it more simply, Botox injections temporarily relax the facial muscles that underlie and cause wrinkles. Because Botox targets the muscles that cause wrinkles, it is only effective on dynamic wrinkles.
Dynamic Isn’t Always a Good Thing
What are dynamic wrinkles? Dynamic wrinkles form as a result of muscle motion and habitual movement. When our facial muscles contract, the skin over those muscles stretches to accommodate. When we’re young, this doesn’t cause any problems because the skin can easily bounce back. But as we age, the skin begins to lose its elasticity, which means that our skin can no longer bounce back. Dynamic wrinkles start to form and become more permanent. The most common dynamic wrinkles are:
- Smoker’s lines
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Marionette lines
Sometimes dynamic wrinkles can turn into static wrinkles. What are static wrinkles? Static wrinkles are caused by gravity, the loss of fat and collagen, and the loss of skin’s elasticity. These types of wrinkles are visible regardless of the muscle action, meaning that they are always present. Some wrinkles are really more folds than lines and may be dynamic or static. Unfortunately, Botox isn’t effective on static lines and wrinkles.
Experience the Botox Magic for Wrinkles
There’s a reason why millions of women and men choose Botox to treat their dynamic wrinkles – there’s no surgery or recovery time involved. What’s more, Botox offers real, noticeable results. Since Botox works by weakening facial muscles, full results are generally seen within five to seven days. You’ll see deep dynamic wrinkles gradually improve over time, in addition to the early effects seen shortly after treatment. Your results will continue to improve, until about two weeks after the procedure. At that time, you’ll be looking your best. The effects of Botox will gradually wear off over the next four to six months, and the wrinkles will need to retreat.
No other treatment beats Botox. Dermabrasion and chemical peels can’t treat dynamic wrinkles because they’re unable to relax the muscles that cause those wrinkles to appear. And Botox has an added advantage: Compared to dermabrasion and chemical peels, there’s no downtime associated with Botox. Both dermabrasion and chemical peels require up to ten days of recovery time. Botox fits your active lifestyle, offering true cosmetic convenience!
And get this: when used early on in the aging process, Botox not only treats wrinkles but also prevents new wrinkles from forming. Botox is most effective on wrinkles that haven’t quite set in and reduces the onset of wrinkles before they become moderate or severe. By combining a Botox regimen with good skin care, sunscreen, and a healthy lifestyle, you can prevent most wrinkles from getting worse and prevent new ones from forming.
LaserAway Is Your Only Choice for Botox
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