If you are concerned about the appearance of fine lines and folds in various parts of the face, botox injectable treatement can restore beautiful, smooth skin. But how does it work, and what facial concerns can be treated with botox.
How botox works
Botox is derived from the bacterium clostridium botulinum. It works by blocking the neurotransmitters that cause the muscles to contract. This gives the overlying skin a chance to relax, and minimizes the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
What facial concerns can be treated with BOTOX?
Botox works best on dynamic facial wrinkles, which are wrinkles that form as a result of muscle movement. These include forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.
- Forehead wrinkles
Forehead wrinkles are horizontal lines on the forehead, which stretch across the forehead, and form as a result of repetitive facial movements such as squinting. Forehead wrinkles are also normal in people that tend to raise their eyebrows often.
- Frown Lines
Frown lines are vertical lines that form between the eyebrows when you frown. They are also known as glabella lines.
- Crow’s feet
Crow’s feet are the fine lines and wrinkles that form at the corner of the eyes. They are sometimes referred to as ‘laugh lines.’
As the skin ages, it becomes less elastic due to the loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid. Botox prevents the underlying muscles from contracting, and this gives the face a relaxed, more youthful look.
Are you interested in Botox for your facial lines and wrinkles? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Memphis and Collierville, TN areas, Levy Dermatology is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.levydermatology.com, or by calling 901-624-3333.