What Type of Wrinkles Can BOTOX® Treat?
BOTOX is one of the most widely used cosmetic injectables today, helping millions of people to smooth away certain types of facial lines and wrinkles for a more youthful and desirable appearance. Still, many clients considering BOTOX have questions about exactly which kinds of lines and wrinkles can be treated with BOTOX injections. Here, Thomasville, GA, BOTOX provider Dr. Matthew Adam Graham and the knowledgeable team at Wellspring Medical Spa & Aesthetics share helpful information on what to expect with BOTOX treatment, including how the injections work, which types of wrinkles can be treated, and how long your smooth, fresh new look may last.
What does BOTOX do?
BOTOX is a popular cosmetic injectable that has a number of medical uses as well. In its cosmetic application, BOTOX helps to minimize the appearance of certain types of facial lines and wrinkles, helping to give clients a smoother and younger-looking appearance.
How does BOTOX work?
BOTOX contains a purified strain of botulinum toxin. When injected into the muscle, BOTOX temporarily paralyzes the muscle, which causes lines and wrinkles on the skin’s surface that are associated with the treated muscle to relax.
Which kinds of wrinkles can be smoothed out with BOTOX injections?
BOTOX is specifically designed to diminish the visibility of dynamic lines and wrinkles, meaning those that appear as the result of muscle movements and facial expressions and begin to linger even while the face is at rest. Some of the most common types of facial lines and wrinkles that can be dramatically improved with BOTOX injections include:
- Crow’s feet
- Lines between the brows
- Smile lines
- Frown lines
- Brow lines
- Forehead lines
- Glabellar lines (1, 11, or 111 lines)
How soon does BOTOX start working?
Unlike injectable dermal fillers — which can provide almost instantly visible results for static wrinkles and deep facial lines — BOTOX wrinkle relaxers do not take effect immediately. Instead, clients should expect to start seeing the preliminary results of BOTOX injections after a few days, with the optimal results becoming apparent after about one week. This is an important consideration when planning the timing of your BOTOX injections, especially if you are preparing for a special occasion, like a photo shoot or wedding.
How often will I need BOTOX injections?
The majority of people enjoy a smoother and more relaxed new look for about 3 – 4 months with BOTOX injections. This can vary somewhat from person to person, and many individuals report their BOTOX results lasting slightly longer after several rounds of injections.
Am I too young for BOTOX?
A common misconception about BOTOX injections is that they are reserved for those in their 40s and above. In fact, many men and women start using BOTOX as early as their 20s and 30s, something often deemed preventive BOTOX. With early BOTOX injections, it may be possible to get a jumpstart on the aging process and slow the progression of dynamic lines and wrinkles. If you have questions about whether you are ready for BOTOX injections, don’t hesitate to ask our knowledgeable team.
Refresh your look with wrinkle-relaxing BOTOX injections in Thomasville, GA
Whether you already have visible expression lines or are hoping to get ahead of the aging process, you may be a candidate for BOTOX injections. For more information about the exciting benefits of BOTOX wrinkle relaxers, call Wellspring Medical Spa & Aesthetics in Thomasville, GA, to schedule your consultation with Dr. Matthew Adam Graham today.