Does Botox® Help Prevent Future Wrinkles?

In recent years, spas and clinics have been offering Botox® injections as a facial wrinkle elimination solution. But who says that aging must show on your face? While this might be true for some people, it is not necessarily a universal truth.


The Definition of Botox


Botox is a variety of type A botulinum toxin that is pure and clean. Having any kind of toxins injected into your system might sound quite unhealthy. However, these injections have the Federal Drug Agency (FDA) approval. They have also been in use since the early 2000s.


How It Works


After a Botox injection, your muscles relax to allow temporary freezing to specific regions of your face or the intended area. After this, your cosmetic surgeon expertly injects Botox into the wrinkles and fine lines on your upper face to soften them. It is a very effective way to eliminate the crow’s feet, parallel lines between your brows, and wrinkles on your forehead.


Botox Treatment and Future Wrinkles


Contrary to popular belief, Botox injections can offer you more than a temporary fix to wrinkling issues. According to research, injectable Botox has long-lasting effects that are beneficial to your skin. In fact, Botox improves your skin’s elasticity while preventing new wrinkles from appearing. This is important because as you age, your skin’s elasticity decreases.


This is how frown lines and wrinkles take shape on your skin. Experts report that Botox hides or decreases the appearance of these aging effects while increasing your skins’ elasticity by up to 30 percent within a few months.


Different Wrinkles and Botox Response


Wrinkles come in two wide categories: static and dynamic wrinkles. Both are different and require different Botox treatments.


Botox for Static Wrinkles


When your skin loses elasticity and collagen due to factors such as the sun or smoking, you might experience static wrinkles. This results in your skin becoming drier and thinner as you experience changes to your face due to volume loss from aging.


While some vendors might recommend using Botox for such kinds of wrinkles, experts say that fillers are a better fit in some instances. Fillers restore volume loss, smooth out the wrinkles, and give you a better appearance. Yet, the best option is a combination of fillers and Botox. This is because you get the best of both worlds. However, using them should follow the expert guidance of your doctor.


Botox for Dynamic Wrinkles


Dynamic wrinkles are wrinkles that result from facial muscle movement. This could be the result of smiling, squinting, frowning, or laughing, just to name a few. This can lead to crow’s feet around the lines on your forehead and your eyes.


Botox helps temporarily relax or paralyze muscle activity. Though it is not a permanent solution, it helps level out the wrinkles and gives you a young-looking appearance for a long time.


To prevent future wrinkles using Botox, contact Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa at our office in San Diego, California. You can call 858-264-3800 to book an appointment today.