Facial aging has a way of sneaking up on people. One day, the skin is youthful, dewy, and line-free. The next, it might be dry, wrinkled, and dull. While a lot of the changes that your skin experiences over time will ultimately be hormone and lifestyle-related, the very first creases to appear on your face will invariably be the result of facial movement. Ongoing facial movements such as smiling, frowning, or even simply furrowing your brow will one day result in noticeable lines around your eyes and mouth, and lines that travel vertically between your brows. The good news is that those living in or near Mount Pleasant, TX have the opportunity to erase these lines with BOTOX®. For people who are looking to maintain or reclaim their smooth and youthful-looking skin, BOTOX® provides an incredibly fast and convenient solution, and one with stunning results.
What Motion-Related Creases Really Are
Every time that you make a facial expression, multiple facial muscles move. Not only are you constantly making facial movements throughout the day, but you are also holding and freezing many of your expressions as well. For instance, it is not common for someone to flash a quick frown, or to furrow the brow for mere seconds. If you’re grimacing due to a headache or a sore stomach, you might hold the necessary expressive muscles in a fixed position for a fairly long time.
These isolated movements can be quite taxing. As a result, they gradually produce build-ups of muscle tension and stress. Over time, this tension starts creating cracks in the smooth layer of collagen that lies underneath your skin. Once this supporting layer of collagen cracks, every time that you engage certain facial muscles, dynamic wrinkles will appear. If you have crow’s feet around your eyes when you smile, you also have cracks in the underlying collagen that mirror the length and severity of the creases that manifest on the surface of your skin.
How Can BOTOX® Help?
BOTOX® is a purified protein solution that the FDA has approved for the treatment of dynamic facial wrinkling. When it is inserted into select facial areas, it instantly blocks the nerve signals that control local muscle movement. Once the targeted muscles relax, the collagen that supports the overlying skin can remain flat and smooth all of the time.
Do You Have Dynamic Wrinkles or Static Wrinkles?
It’s actually quite easy to tell the difference between superficial, movement-related creases and more pronounced, static wrinkles. Motion-related or dynamic wrinkles are only visible when your facial muscles are engaged. Engaging the muscles to create facial expressions is always necessary for revealing the newly formed cracks in the collage layer.
Static wrinkles aren’t caused by cracked collagen. They are instead, evidence of more advanced facial aging due to volume loss. These are wrinkles that are always visible on the face. Due to the way in which BOTOX® works, this solution does not have the ability to eliminate static wrinkles or even minimize their appearance. As such, determining whether you have dynamic or static wrinkles is one of the first and most important steps in deciding whether or not BOTOX® is right for you. This is something that you can get help with during your consultation appointment.
BOTOX® is a Great Treatment for Anyone Seeking a Fast and Easy Solution to Facial Aging
One thing that Mount Pleasant, TX locals love about BOTOX® is just how quick and easy these procedures actually are. Each treatment takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Moreover, the results of BOTOX® injections can last between three and six months. Patients who want to continue experiencing the benefits of this product can always have their treatments repeated after this time. Best of all, if you are ever unhappy with the results of this procedure, you won’t have to wait long for the resulting changes to fade away. As the effects of this serum wear off, the targeted muscles will regain full mobility, and normal nerve function will be restored.
You Can Instantly Rejuvenate Your Appearance with BOTOX®
This injectable is actually ideal for anyone who is looking to quickly reverse the early signs of facial aging. As an example, you may be in the process of gearing up for a big job interview, planning for your wedding, or making arrangements for a long-awaited reunion or vacation. BOTOX® can help you look your absolute best at any of these major life events.
With these treatments, there is absolutely no downtime and the results are often instant. Subtle changes will occur as soon as your last injection is complete. Additional changes will continue to manifest over the first two to three days following your procedure. Apart from a very moderate amount of facial redness, and some mild and short-lived swelling across the injection area, there are no painful or inconvenient aftereffects to contend with either. You’ll simply look better and have a lot more confidence in your appearance.
Preserving Facial Movement While Releasing Dynamic Wrinkles
The ability to control the amount of BOTOX® inserted with each injection makes it possible to streamline these procedures for meeting the unique needs of every patient. Only very nominal amounts of this solution are used at each site. This ensures that patients can continue making an acceptable range of natural-looking facial expressions, even as their dynamic wrinkles are effectively released. Because of the quick, easy, and non-invasive nature of this treatment, this level of flexibility also makes BOTOX® an effective wrinkle prevention tool for younger, appearance-conscious consumers.
Is BOTOX® the Right Cosmetic Treatment in Mount Pleasant, TX for You?
If you have dynamic wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes, at your mouth, or furrowing your brow, BOTOX® could be an excellent way to release them. In addition to the type and severity of your facial wrinkling, however, many other factors will be considered to determine your candidacy for this procedure. To learn more about BOTOX®, feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Defyin’ Time. At our convenient location in Mount Pleasant, TX, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!