Wonder why your favorite celebrities seem not to age as the years go by? The secret isn't just good genes or magic lotions; the answer is often Botox®. Botox is a wonderful treatment that’s taken the beauty world by storm for decades.
In this article, we guide you through how Botox can help address bothersome wrinkles, ensuring you make an informed decision on whether the treatment is right for you.
Wrinkles are the lines and creases that form on your skin as you age. They're like the badges of your life experiences, but not everyone wants to display them so prominently.
There are two main types of wrinkles – dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by muscle movement, and static wrinkles, which are caused by sagging skin due to the natural aging process.
Dynamic wrinkles tend to form in particular places on your face. Botox can help with the following areas where dynamic wrinkles are likely to develop:
These pesky lines, also known as the '11s', appear between the eyebrows. Botox is a hero at smoothing out frown lines. It temporarily paralyzes the muscles responsible for furrowing the brow, making you look more relaxed.
When you smile or squint, the lines that fan out from the corners of your eyes are known as crow's feet. Although charming, they sometimes overstay their welcome. We use Botox to relax the muscles around your eyes, softening the appearance of these lines.
When you raise your eyebrows, the horizontal lines you see above them are forehead lines. Botox can help reduce these lines by relaxing the frontalis muscle, which is responsible for raising the eyebrows.
While Botox is renowned for getting rid of dynamic wrinkles, it's not as effective for static wrinkles. These wrinkles are due to loss of collagen and elasticity. However, Botox can be used in combination with fillers like Juvéderm® to plump your skin and reduce the appearance of static wrinkles.