What Kind Of Facial Wrinkles Can BOTOX® Cosmetic Smooth Out?
Most people these days know at least a little something about BOTOX, including the fact that it is a useful product for smoothing wrinkles and making you look younger and more refreshed. However, it is important for patients to know which kind of wrinkles BOTOX is meant for and what the difference is between BOTOX and fillers. At JPO Aesthetics in Palm Springs, CA, our expert team of medical injectors can help you achieve your desired look with the most exciting injectable products available today, including BOTOX. Review the information below to learn more about how BOTOX works, what results you can expect, and whether this treatment – or another injectable product – is right for you.
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a widely popular injectable neurotoxin that has a number of cosmetic and functional uses, including:
- Smoothing lines and wrinkles
- Treating hyperhidrosis (reducing underarm sweat)
- Improving migraines
- Reducing bladder spasms
Where can BOTOX be used on the face?
To understand how BOTOX can help you achieve a younger and smoother look, it’s important to know a little bit more about how the product actually works. When BOTOX is injected into the muscle, it binds to neuroreceptors and temporarily paralyzes or “freezes” the muscle. This prevents the muscle from contracting with various facial expressions. When the muscle is relaxed, the surface lines above it also relax, leaving the patient with a smoother, more youthful appearance. These lines, which result from repetitive muscle movements and expressions, are known as dynamic lines and wrinkles. Some of the most common dynamic lines and wrinkles that can be treated with BOTOX include:
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Glabellar lines
- Eleven (11) lines
- Crow’s feet
Do I need BOTOX or fillers?
Many patients come in thinking they need injectable dermal fillers and are surprised to learn that their concerns are actually dynamic in nature, making BOTOX the more appropriate treatment. Oftentimes, a combination of BOTOX plus fillers for treating static lines, wrinkles, and volume loss helps patients achieve the most dramatic and natural-looking result. Cosmetic fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®, are ideal for adding volume to flat features and smoothing static lines and wrinkles in the following areas:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Under the eyes
- Around the mouth
During your initial consultation for cosmetic injectables in Palm Springs, your experienced provider will listen to your concerns, discuss your desired outcome, evaluate your face, and recommend the most appropriate product or combination of fillers and wrinkle relaxers for you.
How long does BOTOX for forehead lines last?
On average, patients can expect their BOTOX results to last for about 3 – 4 months before a repeat injection is needed. It is important to keep in mind that the results of BOTOX are not immediate and may take up to a week to appear.
Stay looking younger for longer with BOTOX injections in Palm Springs, CA
If you’re starting to notice forehead lines, frown lines, and Crow’s feet creeping up on you, you may be a candidate for BOTOX injections. With BOTOX, you can smooth out your unwanted lines and wrinkles and feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin. To learn more about the exciting possibilities of BOTOX, call JPO Aesthetics in Palm Springs, CA to schedule your private consultation today!