When people think of wrinkles, they automatically assume Botox is the best treatment. While Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dermatologists know that Botox therapy is very effective, it isn’t a miracle worker for all types of wrinkles. In order to know what type of wrinkles you can treat with Botox, you need to understand what type of wrinkles you have.
There are two categories of wrinkles:
[checklist icon=”fa-times-circle” iconcolor=”” circle=”” circlecolor=”#65c2f0″ size=”small” class=”” id=””][li_item icon=”fa-times-circle-o”]Dynamic wrinkles are wrinkles you get when you move your face. These are known as wrinkles in motion, they only show up when you make facial expressions.[/li_item][li_item icon=”fa-times-circle-o”]>Static wrinkles, on the other hand, are wrinkles you have when your face is at rest. These are lines etched in your skin whether or not you make facial expressions.
Botox works by blocking a muscle from moving, so Botox reduces the wrinkles that form on your face when your face actually moves. If Botox freezes the muscles around a static wrinkle, it wouldn’t make that much of a difference in the appearance of that wrinkle since the wrinkle would still be there with or without any muscle contraction. However, with long-term use, Botox can help prevent shallow static wrinkles from growing deeper.
Botox is more commonly used for wrinkles in the upper area of the face such as the forehead, glabella and eyes. However, with a skilled hand, it can be used to reduce wrinkles in other facial regions as well.
Dr. Kopelson and his staff provide personalized clinical suggestions to address each patient’s specific medical and cosmetic concerns. Kopelson Clinic also offers a myriad of advanced dermatological treatments and procedures. If Botox is not the treatment that will give you the results you are looking for, Dr. Kopelson will recommend what will!