Wrinkles appear when the muscles of the face cause the skin to move. Wrinkles tend to be more prevalent on mature and aging skin due to the skin’s loss of collagen. When facial muscles do not contract, the surrounding skin isn’t affected and wrinkles won’t form. Botox® can also be used to prevent wrinkles from forming when started as early as in your twenties.
Botox® helps minimize the appearance of wrinkles, particularly those that appear as frown lines, forehead lines, lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet. Botox® is not a permanent treatment and we recommend coming in every three months to maintain optimal results.
How Botox® Works
The solution in Botox® affects muscle activity. When skillfully injected, it causes the muscles in the treatment area to relax. The individual can still perform normal facial expressions, but the skin above the muscles remains smooth. This eliminates the appearance of dynamic wrinkles in the treatment area. There is no down time required after Botox® injections. We recommend taking Arnika before and after your appointment, which will reduce the risk of bruising and swelling that can sometimes occur after an injection. Botox® is safe for use on all skin types and is an effective treatment option for both men and women.
Learn More About Botox®
Our team at Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center in La Jolla is here to answer all your questions about how Botox® can minimize the appearance of your dynamic wrinkles. We proudly serve clients in San Diego and surrounding areas. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.