When it comes to anti-aging injectable treatments, botox is considered the gold standard. It is a safe, effective, wrinkle-smoothing treatment that can be used to temporarily reduce specific facial wrinkles. But what signs of aging do botox injections target.
What is botox?
Botox is the brand name for Botulinum toxin A, which is a neurotoxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is an injectable treatment that is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What Signs of Aging Do Botox Injections Target?
Botox targets dynamic wrinkles, which are the wrinkles that develop as a result of muscle movement linked to expressions such as laughing, squinting, smiling, and frowning. Due to the decline in skin elasticity over time, the skin does not bounce back easily when the facial muscles contract, and as a result, dynamic wrinkles develop.
The most common dynamic wrinkles are:
- Frown lines – wrinkles between the eyebrows also known as ‘eleven lines.’
- Forehead lines – horizontal lines across the forehead, often referred to as ‘worry lines.’
- Crow’s feet – lines at the corner of the eyes.
How botox works
Botox works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. When botox is injected, it blocks the signal that is normally sent from the nerves to the muscles, and this limits muscle contraction. As the muscles relax, the overlying wrinkles caused by muscle movement become less visible.
How long does botox last?
The effects of botox last approximately 3-4 months.
Are you ready to combat facial aging with botox?
If you are in the Toronto or Mississauga, ON area, contact Skinatomy Laser Clinic for a consultation.
You can reach them at www.skinatomylaserclinic.com, or by calling (647) 557-2730 (Toronto) or (289) 274-8188 (Mississauga).