Evidence shows that use of botox to treat dynamic wrinkles can prevent the worsening of those wrinkles over time once treatment is maintained.
Most people begin to notice dynamic wrinkles in their late twenties and early thirties; as the repeated contraction of muscles in the face causes a crease to form in the skin overlying that muscle; it depends on the person’s skin type; sun exposure and genetics.
Cosmetic Doctor assesses each patient individually and although botox can be used for other medical purposes for those over 18 years of age; cosmetic use of botox is not recommended for young healthy skin.
When injected into the targeted muscle, botox stops the facial nerve from sending a signal to the muscle to contract. This allows the muscle to relax, which in turn prevents the crease or wrinkle from forming on the overlying skin.
Skilled use of this highly purified toxin can temporarily erase and reduce lines – particularly in the upper half of the face, most notably the glabellar lines between the brows (frown lines).
If the creases are no longer being repeatedly formed by constant muscle contractions; the skin is no longer being furrowed and pulled into the wrinkle. This helps to prevent
- Existing wrinkles from deepening
- The formation of new wrinkles in the area controlled by the muscle injected with botox.
Patients should remember that the effects of botox are temporary, and the treatment needs to be repeated to maintain the relaxed effect.
It will vary by patient, but most people will see the positive effects of botox last for between four and six months before they need another treatment.
The preventative effects of botox become evident after a couple of treatments; facial lines and wrinkles are kept at bay once the muscle contractions are reduced.
To book an appointment at Cosmetic Doctor in Dublin, call 01 685 3100