If you spend any time reading popular magazines or watching celebrities, you have probably heard of Botox. But what is it, and how does it help? Botox is actually a neurotoxin that relaxes the muscles of the face and prevents them from moving. Repetitive movements of the facial muscles are what causes lines and wrinkles. Here are three ways that Botox can help you.
Does your forehead wrinkle when you are thinking, emotional, or angry? Forehead wrinkles can make you look much older than you are, and the facial muscles beneath the forehead are the culprit. You can smooth out these lines and folds as well as lines around the brows with Botox injections. Results last about six months.
Another area of the face that gets lines due to repeated facial movements is around the mouth. These are usually called frown lines, but you can get similar lines from laughing and smiling often as well. These facial folds can also be smoothed out by immobilizing the facial muscles beneath so that the lines have a chance to smooth out.
The small, fine lines around the eyes are called crow’s feet. Crow’s feet occur when you frequently crinkle your eyes such as squinting, laughing, or smiling. Botox can also smooth out these lines by keeping those muscles from moving for a time.
If you are interested in trying Botox for your fine lines and wrinkles, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.