Every day we wake up and we look at ourselves in the mirror. Most of the time when we look at ourselves in the mirror, we are just giving ourselves a superficial once-over. This is because from one day to a next very few things change about our appearance. However, every single one of us reaches a point where we look at ourselves in the mirror and realize that some drastic changes have taken place. Our once smooth skin has been replaced by skin that is wrinkled.
This can be a heart-wrenching thing to accept. Something that you will notice about your face as you age is that not all wrinkles are created equal, and not all the wrinkles are constantly on your face. This is because your skin produces two types of wrinkles. On the one hand, there are wrinkles that are called static wrinkles. As the name implies, static wrinkles do not move, and they do not change. They are the wrinkles that are constantly on your face regardless of the facial expressions that you make.
Static wrinkles come from overexposure to the sun, loss of facial volume, and the shifting of facial fat.
Then you will notice that there are wrinkles on your face that only appear when you do certain things like smile or frown. These are dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles are created because as you get older your skin gets thinner. The movements of your muscles underneath your skin become visible on your skin.
BOTOX is the number one tool used to address dynamic wrinkles in a nonsurgical way. BOTOX is designed to temporarily paralyze some of the muscles underneath your skin that move when you make facial expressions. This does not mean that BOTOX is going to prevent you from having facial expressions. Far from it. Even after using BOTOX, you are going to be able to smile, show surprise, and show frustration in the same way that you were able to do prior to the treatments. The only difference will be that now when you show those emotions, the wrinkles that were once present will no longer be there.
Some people may wonder if BOTOX and its ability to temporarily paralyze facial muscles is safe. The answer is a resounding yes. BOTOX has been used by medical professionals for more than a decade in the cosmetic field. It has been shown to have one of the highest safety ratings of all non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
One of the nice things about using BOTOX to address your dynamic wrinkles is that since it is nonsurgical, you’re not going to have to worry about having a lot of downtime. To the contrary, you are able to go and have BOTOX treatments during your lunch break. After the treatments, you could opt to go right back to work and not have to interrupt your daily routine. There is no recovery time, and the results of BOTOX are relatively quick.
When you look at all of the benefits of BOTOX, it is clear to see why it has become one of the most popular forms of non-surgical wrinkle reduction on the market today. Contact Premier Dermatology and Mohs Surgery of Atlanta today to schedule a consultation!