‘Botox can eliminate dynamic wrinkles for three full months.’ How many times have you read a statement like this and thought to yourself, what is a dynamic wrinkle and why does Botox only work on those? Good question! Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, Houston’s top destination for Botox Cosmetic, has the answer.
Dynamic and Static Wrinkles
To understand what Botox can and can’t do, you must first understand the difference between dynamic and static wrinkles:
Static Wrinkles – As we age, our skin loses its elasticity. Collagen and fat stores are depleted, leaving skin lax and droopy. The fine lines and creases that result from stretched, deflated skin are known as static wrinkles. Dermal fillers are an excellent choice for treating static wrinkles, plumping the skin to eliminate facial lines.
Static wrinkles include:
- Jowls and sagging cheeks
- Drooping eyelids
- Lines around your lips
Dynamic Wrinkles – You use your facial muscles every time you squint your eyes, frown, smile, or laugh. This repetitive action can eventually cause dynamic wrinkles to form along the crinkled area. The best treatment for dynamic wrinkles is Botox Cosmetic.
Dynamic wrinkles include:
- Crow’s Feet or the tiny lines along the outer part of the eye
- Frown lines, or the vertical lines between the eyebrows
- Forehead creases, or the horizontal lines across the forehead
How Botox Treats Dynamic Wrinkles
While a dermal filler can smooth static lines, dynamic wrinkles will require a different product. Botox Cosmetic, or botulinum toxin type A, is an injectable treatment derived from Clostridium botulinum. In small amounts, the toxin will temporarily cause the targeted muscle to release and relax for several months.
Botox is applied using a very small needle, placing a small amount of product into a specific muscle. As the muscle relaxes, the tissue will go back to its smooth, soft shape. For three months, the target muscle cannot move, keeping the fine lines at bay. Not only does Botox correct dynamic wrinkles, it can also prevent these fine lines from occurring or worsening, as the wrinkles never have a chance to become etched in the skin.
The benefits of Botox Cosmetic are subtle yet significant. Although it takes one to two weeks for the targeted muscle to fully relax, once it does, you can count on a more youthful appearance that lasts twelve weeks or longer.
Why come to Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique for Botox?
Botox is the most popular noninvasive aesthetic treatment in the country. Last year, there were over 7 million Botox procedures performed in the United States. Not only are the toxin injections prized by women, Botox is also becoming increasingly popular for men, too.
While the right amount of Botox looks wonderful, the wrong amount of Botox does not. Make sure you choose an experienced injector with extensive knowledge of the facial features and musculature. Too much Botox or poor placement can mean a droopy eyebrow or eyelid which will unfortunately stick around until the toxin wears off.
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique is a renowned provider of noninvasive aesthetic treatments. Patient safety and natural-looking results are of utmost importance. Our injectors have extensive training and experience with Botox, working under the watchful eye of board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Vitenas.
Contact Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique at (281) 407-9549 to learn more interesting facts about Botox and schedule a free consultation.