Pretty much everyone hates wrinkles. Mature adults still feel young and vibrant, but the worry lines and crow’s feet can make them appear much older than they really are. Dynamic wrinkles are those lines that form near the corners of the mouth, near the eyes, and on the forehead. They are much more prominent when the skin is relaxed or pulled. Muscle contractions that allow us to smile, frown, or look excited are what make these lines become noticeable. What should you do about it? Oftentimes, we suggest BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.
This popular treatment doesn’t involve surgery, skin resurfacing, or exposure to intense light energy. It doesn’t treat the skin directly, but after you receive BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, you may very well feel as though you’ve benefited from a full facelift. That’s how effective this simple cosmetic procedure truly is.
About Dynamic Wrinkles
These are superficial, non-set wrinkles that appear when the skin is pulled, pinched, or relaxed. A decrease in moisture retention in the skin coupled with brittleness due to sun exposure can really make this an annoying problem. You may look old and tired when you smile at your family and friends. BOTOX® Cosmetic can significantly improve the appearance of the facial and forehead skin without the need for skin ablation or resurfacing.
These dynamic wrinkles are smoothed away if the skin remains taut. If the muscles that control smiling and frowning are kept in a relaxed state, the skin isn’t put under tension or overly relaxed. That’s the secret to BOTOX® Cosmetic.
How It Works
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a brand name of a purified protein solution. The solution is injected directly into the upper-level facial muscles that control our expressions. The muscles can no longer receive nerve signals from the brain as a result, so they cannot fully contract. This doesn’t cause numbness because the sensory nerves aren’t affected.
Although the actual treatment can be performed in as little as minutes, it’s vitally important that we consult with you before deciding to administer BOTOX® Cosmetic. We need to see how much wrinkling is occurring when you smile, purse your lips, or narrow your brows. This tells us the strength and size of the muscles that need to be relaxed. It also tells us exactly how much fluid to inject and where to inject it.
After the muscles receive the fluid, they slowly relax. It takes at least a few days for the full effect to kick in. For months afterward, you can smile and frown with confidence because those annoying crow’s feet and marionette lines no longer appear. You can receive repeat injections whenever it becomes necessary.
Consult with us at Lougheed Laser Centre to find out if BOTOX® Cosmetic is the perfect solution for your problem of frown lines and crow’s feet. You’ll worry about wrinkles no longer once you’ve experienced the BOTOX® Cosmetic difference.
Lougheed Laser Centre has offices in Delta and Burnaby and proudly serves clients in Coquitlam, Vancouver, Port Moody, and the surrounding communities. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!