It is a fact of life that as we age, our skin becomes thinner and weaker, leading to undesirable textural irregularities, volume loss, and wrinkles. The first wrinkles to develop are usually dynamic wrinkles, which form in the areas where our skin creases up due to repetitive facial expressions or movements involved in everyday life. Each time we squint, frown, smile, talk, or chew, our facial muscles stretch or squeeze the skin in various ways. Like a sheet of paper, visible lines eventually appear where the folds have occurred repeatedly. The Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa team typically recommends muscle-relaxing injectables to smooth dynamic facial lines—but this is just one way BOTOX® improves the skin. Our Bryn Mawr and Newtown Square-based injectors share several benefits of BOTOX® for anyone considering the treatment.
1. BOTOX® Softens Expression Wrinkles
BOTOX® works on dynamic wrinkles, also known as expression wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. These are the most common areas treated worldwide.
2. Relaxing Muscles Can Prevent Lines
Since dynamic wrinkles result from muscle activity, keeping key areas of the face relaxed not only minimizes existing lines, but also prevents them from becoming more severe. When used as a “preventative” treatment, it can also delay dynamic wrinkles from forming in the first place.
3. Injections Are Convenient
Another great thing about BOTOX® is that it is very accessible for patients who have busy schedules. Injections are typically completed in less than 15 minutes, so you won’t need a lengthy in-office visit.
4. Results Appear Quickly
When you are having any type of rejuvenation procedure, you will want to see improvements as soon as possible.BOTOX® only takes a few days to settle into the muscles and begin to work. The results last for up to four to six months, after which another convenient injection session can be scheduled.