Why do we get dynamic wrinkles, facial lines, and folds?
When we make a facial expression — like smiling or frowning — certain facial muscles contract to form the representation. When contractions occur, the skin overlying these muscles moves and develops wrinkles and lines. Over time, these lines become “etched” into our skin, persisting even when we’re not making an expression.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is the most popular cosmetic procedure among both women and men, with millions of procedures performed each year in the U.S. alone and millions more performed worldwide. It is a cosmetic injectable that temporarily freezes muscles to smooth out facial wrinkles. Although it’s a common anti-aging treatment, BOTOX® still requires considerable expertise to achieve optimal results and reduce the possibility of side effects, so it’s crucial to select an experienced provider like Dr. Shore.
Can I have BOTOX® for all my facial wrinkles?
No, BOTOX® is only designed to work on dynamic wrinkles that form as a result of facial movements, like crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines that form between the eyebrows. Other wrinkles that develop as a result of sun and environmental damage, stress, aging, genetics, and other factors aren’t treated with BOTOX®. Instead, these so-called static wrinkles are treated with cosmetic fillers that work by “plumping up” lines, wrinkles, and areas of depression.