There are very few Cincinnati residents who haven’t heard about BOTOX®. This revolutionary, non-surgical cosmetic treatment has taken the world by storm. There’s no cutting, tissue removal, or recovery time associated with these treatments. In fact, you’ll experience little more than a brief series of injections followed by some moderate redness. After that, you’ll have a significantly smoother and more youthful appearance overall. Before deciding whether or not this treatment is right for you, however, there are a few things that you need to consider.
The Results are Temporary
BOTOX® treatments are not meant to produce permanent results. These injections work by temporarily relaxing select facial muscles. As these muscles relax, the tension that they’ve stored will be released, and the surface skin will start to smooth out. After approximately three to four months have passed, the effects of this product will start to wear off, and a person’s dynamic wrinkles will invariably reappear. Fortunately, the injections can be safely repeated at our office in Cincinnati multiple times per year for ongoing benefits.
Not for Static Facial Wrinkling
BOTOX® is only meant to treat dynamic wrinkling. These are wrinkles that are easiest to see when the facial muscles are being used. They include crow’s feet, frown lines, and perioral wrinkles at the mouth that develop whenever the lips are pursed. BOTOX® cannot address deeper and more severe forms of facial wrinkling, such as the wrinkles that develop as facial volume is lost.
Who is a Good Candidate for BOTOX®?
There are a number of requirements that people must meet in order to be considered viable candidates for this procedure. For instance, you must be in good overall health and have realistic expectations regarding the treatment and the results.
BOTOX® is the perfect solution for dynamic facial wrinkling. With strategic injections, it’s possible to relax the muscles responsible for both facial movement and the development of dynamic wrinkles. It does all of this without affecting a person’s ability to smile, frown, or make other natural-looking expressions. This is also an excellent form of dynamic wrinkle prevention when used by people who have yet to develop even the very earliest signs of facial aging.