The expressive muscles are the muscles responsible for facial expression. Each time you smile, frown or wrinkle your nose, these muscles contract. Over time, the ongoing use of the expressive muscles can cause an inordinate amount of tension. This inevitable buildup of tension is how dynamic wrinkles are formed and it is the reason why lines, creases and other visible signs of aging are most likely to develop around the mouth and eyes and across the brow.
Fortunately, BOTOX® Cosmetic can instantly erase dynamic wrinkles by temporarily blocking the nerve messages that control your expressive muscles. Best of all, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are fast, simple and non-invasive.
What BOTOX® Cosmetic Can Do for You
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are extremely low-risk. Moreover, they can usually be completed within just 20 minutes or less. Once this powerful purified protein has been introduced into the targeted area, key nerve signals will be blocked and the expressive muscle will achieve and temporarily maintain an entirely relaxed state. This, in turn, will smooth out the surface skin for a youthful, line-free look.
How the Injections Are Performed
During the treatment, the BOTOX® Cosmetic is simply injected across all areas of concern according to your stated cosmetic goals. No downtime is involved, so the patient is free to resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment.
The benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic may not fully manifest for five to seven days after your treatment. Some patients, however, report experiencing significant decreases in dynamic facial wrinkles within just several hours of their injections. When this is the case, continued improvements can be expected throughout the week. The results of the treatments can last between three to five months, and you can safely have your injections repeated two to three times per year in order to maintain your results.
Are You a Good Candidate?
If you’re looking for an easy and hassle-free way to turn back the proverbial hands of time, BOTOX® Cosmetic may be right for you. This procedure is so short and simple that it’s possible to have it performed on your lunch break. There are no incisions or tissue removal, and you’ll have virtually no recovery time.
This popular, FDA-approved solution is perfect for the treatment of dynamic muscles. It is not, however, intended to reduce sagging skin or deep facial creasing caused by age-related volume loss. Cosmetic issues such as these are often best resolved with dermal filler technologies or other, more invasive measures.
To find out more about if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you, visit The Plastic Surgery Center, with locations in Bradenton and Sarasota. It’s time to get rid of those frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles and regain your youthful appearance. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for BOTOX® Cosmetic.