Are dynamic wrinkles – the lines and wrinkles caused by repeated facial movements – making you look older and feel less like yourself? Do you want to look younger and get your confidence back? Then you may be interested in Botox, a popular cosmetic treatment that can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily paralyzing the muscles in the treated area, which smoothes out the skin. We’re thrilled to offer this popular and much-loved treatment here at Soza Clinic in Richardson, TX.
Will Botox Work Right Away?
The effectiveness of Botox can be seen very quickly after treatment, with optimal results developing at around the ten-day mark. The exact length of time, however, depends on both the individual and the area they’ve treated. For example, younger individuals will likely see much faster benefits than older people would, simply due to their skin’s cellular structure. One thing is certain: many of our patients see a visible improvement within days or weeks of starting treatment, and are thrilled with their results.
What Are Dynamic Wrinkles?
Dynamic wrinkles are those that form as a result of facial expressions. They are also known as “expression lines” or “laugh lines.” Dynamic wrinkles typically appear around the eyes, forehead, and mouth. While they can be a natural part of aging, sun damage and smoking can make them more pronounced. A simple way to figure out if your wrinkles are dynamic is to move your face – do they become more pronounced as you smile or frown? If so, they’re likely dynamic wrinkles, and this treatment should be able to properly remedy them.
How Does This Treatment Work?
The product in Botox is made of a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin, which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When injected into the nerves under the skin, the botulinum toxin stops these nerves from communicating with surrounding muscles. Now the muscles can’t move even though they’re being told to, and the skin on top no longer creases. Patients are now able to smile, frown, and make whatever faces they like, with their skin staying smooth and unwrinkled as they do so.
Where Can This Treatment Be Used?
There are many different cosmetic uses for these injections, including reducing the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal lines across the forehead, and crow’s feet around the eyes. On the lower half of the face, they work to combat smile lines, marionette lines, smoker’s lines, drooping corners of the mouth, and even neckbands. If any of the wrinkles you’re struggling with are deemed “dynamic”, then this treatment will be able to target it!
What Will Happen During My Treatment?
This process always starts with an initial consultation with a member of our friendly staff here at Soza Clinic. We’ll discuss your medical history, which will help us determine whether or not you are an appropriate candidate for treatment. We’ll ensure that your wrinkles are dynamic and can be treated using this method. Additionally, you should talk about your expectations for the results of the treatment, so that our team can offer tailored recommendations on how to achieve those goals during your appointment, including drawing up a treatment plan specific to your needs.
Preparing for Treatment
You may want to stock up on non-prescription pain medications in case you experience any discomfort following the treatment. You should also take care to avoid alcohol, caffeine, and other substances that can heighten your sensitivity to pain. If you’re on any blood-thinning medications such as fish oil tablets, we’ll ask you to stop taking those ahead of treatment to minimize your risk of bruising. On the day, you must arrive with a clean face so there’s no chance a foreign substance will contaminate the needle.
Treatment is performed right here in our stunning Richardson office. The first step is to cleanse and disinfect the treatment area using an antiseptic wipe. A member of our expert staff will then administers some numbing cream in order to reduce any discomfort or pain during the injection process. Next, they will carefully inject the product into specific muscles that are responsible for creating facial wrinkles and lines, following along with your treatment plan. Treatment generally takes no longer than half an hour, then you are free to go!
Is There a Recovery Period Needed Afterward?
There is no specified recovery period needed after getting this treatment. You’ll be able to immediately get on with your day afterward, whether that’s returning to work or running errands. We will advise that you avoid things like high temperatures, face massages, and sun exposure, as these can aggravate the skin; this will only be for a few days after your appointment. It is generally recommended that you wait for two weeks after treatment before going in for any other cosmetic appointments.
How Often Can I Get Treatment?
The gorgeous effects of this treatment usually last for 3-4 months, during which time you’ll experience natural-looking results that leave you with smoother, younger-looking skin. When the results start to fade, you can simply return to Soza Clinic for a maintenance session and achieve those stunning looks all over again! So, you can get treatment every 3-4 months. You can even update your treatment plan to include new areas of your skin you might want to be treated.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Botox Treatment?
If you’re over 18 and frustrated with dynamic wrinkles, you may be right for this treatment. Not only does it work to undo the appearance of these lines, but it can work as a preventative treatment, stopping lines from forming by relaxing the muscles under the skin. For this reason, it’s common for younger clients to seek out treatment to stop lines from developing. So while a lot of our patients are in their 40s and 50s, there’s no one “right age”.
The same can be said for skin tone and even gender – men get wrinkles too, after all! The main factor in a person being ineligible will likely be their medical history or medications they might be taking, as these can often interfere with treatment. Patients whose wrinkles are not dynamic, but rather caused by sagging skin, may not be suitable for this treatment. Instead, we can suggest a treatment that combats sagging skin more specifically, such as dermal fillers like Juvederm.
What Is the Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers?
There are some key differences between these popular cosmetic treatments that are important to understand before making a decision about which treatment is right for you. While the former works by temporarily relaxing the muscles beneath your skin to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, dermal fillers work slightly differently. They add volume directly into specific areas of the face and skin, helping to fill out or smooth the appearance of smaller lines and wrinkles, and even thin lips.
Dermal fillers work best for those with more severe facial concerns caused by a loss of volume in the skin. They’re excellent when used on jowls, sunken temples and hollow cheeks, and deep lines such as nasolabial folds. These kinds of wrinkles develop as a result of aging, sun damage, weight loss and gain, diet, and air pollution. Additionally, dermal filler treatments typically last much longer – up to two years in many cases – making them a better choice for people who want greater longevity from their cosmetic treatment.
What Are Some Other Ways I Can Prevent Dynamic Wrinkles?
In order to prevent dynamic wrinkles, it’s important to take steps to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Some good ways to do this include drinking plenty of water, eating a nutritious diet high in omega-3 fatty acids, and using moisturizers that contain antioxidants or humectants. You can also try wearing sunblock regularly and staying out of the sun for long periods of time, which can contribute to wrinkled skin. Additionally, reducing stress levels may help prevent wrinkles from developing.
Say Goodbye to Dynamic Wrinkles!
Botox has become a popular treatment for those seeking to improve their appearance by reducing wrinkling and other signs of aging. Minimally invasive, quick, and effective, there’s so much to love about this incredible treatment. Our team can’t wait to help you feel younger and more confident in your new skin, so if you’re ready to learn more, schedule your consultation at the Soza Clinic in Richardson, TX, today.