Many people, even relatively young individuals, are troubled by lines and wrinkles on their foreheads, around their eyes (crow’s feet), and around other areas. These types of lines and wrinkles are caused by facial muscles pulling the skin into certain configurations. A BOTOX® injection treatment can stop the facial muscles from pulling on the skin and smooth out these types of lines and wrinkles.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® temporarily relaxes the facial muscles. In other words, it temporarily blocks nerve transmissions to the targeted muscle. With the nerve transmissions blocked, the muscle relaxes and stops pulling on the skin, and consequently, the wrinkles and lines smooth out and disappear. BOTOX® is only effective for lines and wrinkles caused by muscle contractions. Deep creases are best treated with fillers and other solutions.
What is a BOTOX® Procedure Like?
A BOTOX® injection procedure only takes minutes to complete. Individuals can immediately return to almost all of their regular activities after the procedure.
How Long Do the Results Last?
It varies a bit from person to person, but most treatments last for multiple months before the lines and wrinkles start to reappear, and then the treatment can simply be repeated to maintain the desired look. Many people report that after receiving multiple treatments over time, each treatment lasts longer and even after it starts to wear off, the lines and wrinkles are not as apparent, probably because the muscles have become conditioned to not contract.
Can BOTOX® Prevent Wrinkles From Forming?
Yes! It has been found that beginning a BOTOX® regimen as soon as there is any sign of a wrinkle or line forming can actually prevent the wrinkle or line from progressing and becoming a permanent feature of the face.
Is it Safe?
When applied by a skilled and licensed professional such as those at Pearl MD Rejuvenation in Toronto, BOTOX® injection treatments are very safe. If you are interested in this treatment, contact us today to book a consultation and learn more!