If you want to be able to look your best at any age, you need to fully understand why your skin changes as you age. Of course, your skin thins, you lose facial fat and the production of collagen and elastin, which contribute to a young appearance, begin to diminish. Also, you begin to see many wrinkles.
In order for you to know how to treat all of these problems, it is important to understand their cause. For example, there are two types of wrinkles that you can have on your face. These are static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles.
The best way for you to understand the difference between static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles is to look in the mirror. When you are looking in the mirror and do not have any facial expressions, the wrinkles you see are static. These are caused by the loss of facial volume and gravity. When you begin to make facial expressions, like smiling or grimacing, the lines that you see are dynamic wrinkles. Each type of wrinkle requires a different type of cosmetic procedure. You can treat dynamic wrinkles using BOTOX®.
The reason why BOTOX® is effective at treating dynamic wrinkles is because it relaxes the muscles that cause you to express emotion through facial expressions. When you smile, certain muscles in your face contract. The same thing happens when you grimace, frown or have a surprised expression. When BOTOX® is injected into these muscles, they are not able to move like normal because they are relaxed at all times.
When a person ages, they will notice that that they have deep wrinkles in their face even when they are not expressing a certain type of emotion. For example, a person may feel perfectly happy, but their face is used to making a grumpy expression. Over the years, this expression will be etched into their face. When BOTOX® is injected into those muscles, it will keep the muscle relaxed and the skin on top looking smooth.
The best candidates for BOTOX® treatment are individuals who are over 18 years old and under 65 years old. Most individuals who are 18 do not need BOTOX® injections for dynamic wrinkles. Also, it is important for you to be in relatively good health and not experience any serious health problems, particularly ones that affect your muscles.
BOTOX® is a great option for individuals who would like to maintain a young appearance for as long as possible. It is a great step for you to take if you are not ready for a more invasive procedure, like a facelift. Also, it can be useful when you only notice that you have a couple of deep wrinkles in your face, like between your brows. The best way for you to find out if BOTOX® is the right treatment for you is to schedule an appointment at Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center in Oklahoma City. Contact our office today to request your consultation to learn more.