At a certain age, most adults begin to notice the appearance of tiny, branching wrinkles near the corners of their mouth and eyes. Popularly known as crow’s feet, these dynamic wrinkles are the result of years and years of skin pinching caused by muscle contractions. The skin in these areas has lost some of its ability to retain moisture, and protein levels in the skin layers have decreased as well. The simplest remedy for visually annoying smile lines and crow’s feet is BOTOX® cosmetic, a 15-minute treatment that fades away the appearance of tiny, non-set wrinkles.
Unlike other treatments that involve skin abrasion or layer peeling, BOTOX® targets muscles and prevents them from fully contracting. This keeps the skin smoother, without pulling and pinching, the smile lines become far less visible. We are expert skin care specialists, and most of our clients are thrilled with the results they experience after having this treatment performed on them. We invite you to read the following description of the procedure so that you will know exactly how BOTOX® reverses the prominence of marionette lines and crow’s feet.
Dynamic Wrinkle Facts
These small, thin wrinkles usually don’t appear until you’re in your 30s. After years of constant pulling and pinching of the skin in certain areas of your face and on your forehead, wrinkle lines become etched into the skin surface. It’s the muscles that lie just beneath the dermal layers that are to blame for this.
When the muscles are in a relaxed state, the lines don’t show. As soon as you smile or frown, however, you suddenly look 20 years older than you really are. This is something that moisturizers and dermal fillers cannot successfully treat. To keep the muscles from exerting so much pressure on the skin, they need to stay in a relaxed state.
The BOTOX® Injection Procedure
We will examine your facial features during a consultation, and we’ll make a note of the strength and size of the muscles that are causing the dynamic wrinkles to form. We inject the fluid using a very thin needle.
The purified protein solution settles into the muscle tissue, and after several days, the nerve signals from the brain get blocked. The muscle can no longer fully contract. You will still be able to make the same facial expressions as before treatment, and this is because the larger, deeper-level muscles haven’t been affected by the injectable.
Say Goodbye to Crow’s Feet
This is a simple alternative to more aggressive forms of skin treatment. There’s no risk of bleaching, plumping or dimpling, or discoloration of the skin. That’s because BOTOX® works its magic without actually treating the skin directly. Visit ChiYan MediSpa in Cutler Bay, FL to learn more, or contact us today to schedule your consultation!