There are very few things that are as difficult to deal with as watching the aging process play out on your face. One of the reasons why the aging process can be so frustrating is because it has a very insidious nature. Every day, your face begins to show the signs of aging. But it happens so slowly that you can’t see the change until you look at a photograph of yourself that was taken a few years back. When you see that contrast, it can be quite startling. A lot of people who see the effect that aging has had on them are looking for answers. They want to find an effective, yet non-invasive way to minimize the aging process.
BOTOX® has been the answer for millions of individuals who want to slow down the aging process, but are not quite ready to go under the knife. When you talk to individuals who have had BOTOX® treatments, they will readily tell you that their goal is not to look the same way they did when they were 20 years old. That’s just not possible. However, what they want to do is be the best version of themselves possible. So if they are in their mid-40s, they want to be the most attractive mid-40-year-old they can be.
And that’s really what BOTOX® is all about. This treatment is designed to address dynamic wrinkles. For some people, the term dynamic wrinkles is new, but it’s very easy to understand. Basically, dynamic wrinkles are wrinkles that appear on your face as a result of the movement of the muscles underneath your skin.
The reason dynamic wrinkles appear is because as you age, the volume of your skin becomes thinner. As a result, your skin is a lot closer to the muscles underneath. When you move, the movement of your muscles is telegraphed through your skin in the form of wrinkles. You can see dynamic wrinkles in your face if you look in the mirror and smile or frown. Dynamic wrinkles are often seen along the side of your mouth, along the side of your eyes and on your forehead.
BOTOX® addresses these wrinkles by blocking some of the information your nerves send to certain facial muscles. When you smile or frown, your face will still show emotion, but the muscles will not contract to the point that these wrinkles are visible on your skin.
Some people worry that BOTOX® will give them a frozen look. What they don’t realize is that most people who have a frozen face or that have that surprised appearance have not had BOTOX® but instead have had a forehead lift that was a little too aggressive. When this treatment is applied correctly, it provides dramatic yet tempered results. Your friends will notice that you look younger, but they won’t have any idea that you had something done.
BOTOX® is an amazingly powerful tool that has been effective for more than a decade. Millions of people around the world attest to the power of this product. To find out about the benefits of BOTOX® for yourself, visit Metairie Plastic Surgeons in Metairie. Dr. Sands wants to help you look like the best version of yourself. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.