Lines and deep wrinkles are caused by contractions of the delicate underlying facial muscles of the smile, laugh or frown. These lines and wrinkles are more likely to show the deeper the expression. Age and environmental damage from the sun and pollution can further accelerate the number and size of wrinkles as well. Fortunately, Botox can freeze, prevent and reverse many of these visible lines and wrinkles.
Botox blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines by releasing a liquid that relaxes the muscles to avoid contraction. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled, while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.
Approved by the FDA, Botox is a safe and effective treatment for wrinkles and frown lines that has been used for more than ten years for various medical conditions including ophthalmological, neurological and dermatological disorders.
These superficial cosmetic injections last from three to six months as a temporary solution for noticeable worry lines, frown lines, laugh lines, crow’s feet and other wrinkles. However, studies indicate that the duration of treatment benefits are increased over time so that injections are required less frequently in the future.
Botox is the most popular, quick and relatively painless, non-surgical treatment proven to reduce the signs of aging.