Developing wrinkles as you age is inevitable but some wrinkles may form due to excessive, repetitive facial movements. In this case, dynamic wrinkles form and continue to become more prominent as the facial muscles repeat the same motions. Though a broad spectrum of wrinkle treatments are available, Botox in West Hills is the best solution for dynamic wrinkles.
These non-surgical injections smoothen the skin by limiting your facial muscle movements, but the effects are temporary, which means you might require several sessions. In addition, Botox is an ideal treatment for preventing dynamic wrinkles from forming for younger patients. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Yaghoubian at AESTHETICA LA if you are curious about this treatment and want to discuss the benefits further.
Botox injections in West Hills primarily treat dynamic wrinkles, which form and worsen due to repeated facial movements such as smiling, frowning, or even smoking. For example, popular areas of the face that patients choose to get Botox injections include between the eyebrows and across the forehead to reduce frown lines. In addition, the injections could target the areas between and around the eyes to reduce “crow’s feet” wrinkles.
Beyond wrinkle reduction, Botox injections may mimic the results of a surgical brow lift by reducing sagging skin and relaxing the muscles around the eyes and eyebrows. As a result, the eyebrow’s position on the face rises when the forehead muscles are able to pull on the relaxed muscles between the eyebrows, creating a more alert, youthful facial appearance.
In addition to cosmetic changes, Botox could relieve involuntary muscle contractions associated with some medical conditions. For example, some patients have seen a reduction in the symptoms of chronic migraines, excessive sweating, lazy eyes, and overactive bladders.
Unlike dermal fillers that use substances to add volume underneath the skin, Botox injections in West Hills reduce wrinkles merely by restricting muscle movements. The injections prevent nerve signals between muscles in treatment areas, resulting in fewer repetitive motions that cause dynamic wrinkles. However, it does not prevent the muscles from moving entirely, so facial expressions should remain unaffected.
Once the injections block nerve signals, the treated facial muscles can relax and allow the skin above to smoothen out. Before getting the injections, patients may request a topical anesthetic to reduce discomfort during the procedure. However, the effects of Botox last for three to four months, so additional treatments are necessary to prevent the further development of dynamic wrinkles.
After a Botox session, it is essential to avoid rubbing the injection areas since it might result in the substance spreading and affecting nearby muscles. The enhancements become apparent one to three days after getting the injections, and mild bruising typically subsides around this time.
Several factors must be considered when deciding which cosmetic treatment is best for reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. Most importantly, if you have wrinkles in areas where you move your face frequently, Botox in West Hills is likely your best option. The injections restrict your facial muscles for several months to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and allow for more attractive skin.
Since Botox effects are temporary, you may have additional treatment sessions to maintain the enhancements every few months. Despite mild side effects for a few days after treatment, most patients are thrilled with their results. Schedule a consultation with AESTHETICA LA if you want to prevent wrinkles, reduce existing wrinkles, or are curious about the additional benefits of this treatment.